Faculty Showcase: A Night of Hidden (and Not-So-Hidden) Talents

Story by Amanda Berry, sophomore
Photos by Isabella Sheehan, senior
For the third year in a row, our faculty demonstrated the school virtues of courage and perseverance by taking the stage at the Atlanta Classical Academy Faculty Showcase at Wieuca Road Baptist Church on Thursday, August 29. The show began with a beautiful violin and piano piece from Mrs. Wiggins, Mrs. Huff and Mr. Henriques, followed by a string of awe-inducing performances.

Mr. Keller, Mr. Baxter, Mr. Knowles, and Mr. Franklin’s barbershop quartet. 
From our CFO Mrs. Murphy’s emotional poem about September 11th, to Mr. Baxter’s arresting performance of Jekyll and Hyde’s “This Is the Moment,” our faculty and staff continually surprised us with their hidden talents. Mr. Richter exquisitely performed the piano piece “Ebb Tide,” from the 1962 movie “Sweet Bird of Youth,” a film based on a Tennessee Williams’ play. Mr. Franklin’s voice filled the venue even without a mic in “Come dal ciel precipita,” from Verdi’s “Macbeth.”

Dr. Roth, Mr. Nugent, and Mr. Holt delivered a chuckle-inducing skit of school drill protocol.
Mrs. Knowles beautifully sang “Long Lost Brother” by Over the Rhine, while Mr. Knowles accompanied on guitar and with back-up vocals. Mrs. Keller performed a contemporary dance solo to Lewis Capaldi’s “Someone You Loved.” Mr. Henriques brought down the house with the final performance of the night with a piece by Ernst von Dohnányi.

Mr. Han revealed his love of Def Leppard and rocked the crowd.