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The Episcopal School in North Philadelphia

The St. James School Community enjoyed a special music concert hosted by St. James music teacher Beth Dzwil and her ensemble, The Fairmount Chamber Ensemble. Formed in 1994, the Ensemble responded was founded to respond to requests for a larger ensemble to accompany choirs. Since then the FCE has performed with the choirs of the First Presbyterian Church in Springfield, Doylestown Presbyterian Church, Grace Presbyterian Church, Upper Dublin Lutheran Church, St. Davids’ Episcopal Church and First United Methodist Church of Germantown to name a few. They have also accompanied the Greater South Jersey Chorus, the Choristers of Upper Dublin, the choirs of Drexel University, Valley Forge Christian College and Germantown Friends School among others.

Students enjoyed the intimate concert in the school’s St. Joseph’s Chapel. Students listed to beautiful pieces written by Handel, Mendelssohn, Beethoven as well as Bach. The concert ended with an opportunity for students to ask questions of the Ensemble members.