On Friday, December 18, the talented students of New Hope Academy participated in the school’s annual Winterfest at the Yardley Community Centre. Emceed by NHA Director Dave Kennedy, the acts highlighted the various talents and capabilities of students from both the Yardley campus and Doylestown campus.
Performances included Kenny Culp singing the classic, “That’s Amore”; Jarett Thomas playing The Beatles’ “Day Tripper” on the guitar; Bobbi Lipscomb soulfully singing “You Should Know Where I’m Coming From,” accompanied by Brian Hughes on drums; Lexi McGinty singing a sweet rendition of “Reflection” from the movie, “Mulan”; Katelin McCoy doing a rousing performance of “Little More”; Maura Furtado doing a smoky performance of “Seven Nation Army”; and JonQuil Holman and Charles Bynum doing a slowed-down version of “Hotline Bling.”
Also performing were various students from Monica Welsh’s yoga classes, who displayed their discipline and showed off their flexibility.
The New Hope Academy choir sang a lovely rendition of “Latch”, under the skilled direction of Jenna Parrilla; and Chris Cinalli and the NHA Jazz Ensemble – Charles Bynum, JonQuil Holman, Eric Branchek, and Jason Cobb – closed the show with Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s festive “Carol of the Bells.” The talent of NHA was once again on full display!