December 16, 2021
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Will Searcy, Director of Marketing
5725: Orchestra (L-R) – Orian Vincent, Mallory Kirkham, Alora Wilt, Zaira Brin, Andrew Sevald, Mr. Misael Valera
5801: Narrators (L-R) – Frederick Searby, Olivia Logsdon, Mary Brown
Drummer Boy – Andrew Farrell
5808: Angels (L-R) – Avery Gorman, Siena Signorelli, and Isabella Mann
5831: Kings (L-R) – Elijah Francois, Jackson Pilger, and Levi Anderson
5841: Nativity scene – The Star (Maggie Morine), Mary (Nina Claire Rapp), and Joseph (James Vance) surrounded by the animals, shepherds, kings, and angels
5846: (L-R) Ellie Rapp, Nina Claire Rapp, James Vance, and Maggie Morine
5853: The Drummer Boy approaches the newborn Jesus (L-R) Andrew Farrell, Nina Claire Rapp, and James Vance
5855 – Drummer Boy – Andrew Farrell
Performing for the first time in two years, Rosarian Academy’s Lower School filled the hearts of their attending friends, families, classmates and teachers with Christmas cheer. The spirit of the Christmas season rang out in Rosarian Academy’s theater on December 16, as the Lower School (Kindergarten – 4th Grade) students put on the musical, “His Name is Jesus”. Directed and choreographed by Francesca Coniglio Finck with piano accompaniment and musical direction by Misael Valera, the production exalted the true meaning of the season with a message of joy, praise, and love.
Fourth-grade students narrated the story of the little drummer boy, excited to meet the baby Jesus but doubting if he, a poor drummer boy with no gifts to bring, was worthy enough to join such a moment in history. Approaching a nativity scene comprised of Mary, Joseph, the infant Jesus, and kindergarten students dressed as shepherds, angels, wise men, and the animals in the stable, the drummer boy’s spirits were lifted by the chorus of over one hundred elementary school students singing Christmas songs accompanied by piano, ukulele, drums and guitar. Finally, the drummer boy found that “(He is) the Gift” he can bring to the baby Jesus this Christmas.
Rosarian Academy, founded in 1925, educates students from early childhood through eighth grade and offers an exceptionally strong academic program enriched by athletics, visual and performing arts, and community service opportunities. STEM, coding, art, drama, music theory, and Spanish classes begin in kindergarten. The independent, Catholic school is located on Flagler Drive in downtown West Palm Beach and is sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Sisters. Bus service is available throughout Palm Beach County. For more information, visit www.rosarian.org or call 561.345.3106.