On Sunday, November 22, about 35 Falmouth Academy students and faculty spent several hours volunteering at the Falmouth Service Center’s Thanksgiving Food Drive. They unloaded and organized over 700 turkeys and over 7 tons of donated food to be distributed to the food pantry’s clients for their Thanksgiving meals. A special thank you goes to Mr. Stevens for organizing this wonderful community building activity!
Here’s a link to a photo gallery about the Service Center in today’s Times, two of which feature FA students: http://www.capecodtimes.com/photogallery/CC/20151122/PHOTOGALLERY/112209999/PH/1
Congratulations to three Falmouth Academy students who were named to the 2015 Cape & Islands All-League Soccer Team: Andy Pritchard ‘16, Charlotte Van Voorhis ‘16, and Eliza Van Voorhis ‘17. Eliza also earned the Most Valuable Player for the second year in a row!
And congratulations to our Boys’ Varsity Soccer Team for winning the Cape & Islands Soccer Officials Sportsmanship of the Year Award - for the second year in a row! Nice work, boys and Coach Mike Deasy ‘10. Pictured here with the trophy are the 2015 captains Andy Pritchard, Thalysson Ribeiro, and Greg Pickart.
Head of School Steve Duffy shares his thoughts on success and college admissions in this Op-Ed piece from last Friday’s Enterprise
Falmouth Academy hosts its annual Chase the Turkey Race through Beebe Woods on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26 at 8:30 a.m. Join runners for a 4.0-mile trek to benefit the Falmouth Service Center. A $10 entry fee guarantees a spot in the race and donations of non-perishable food items are welcome.
The race takes off from Falmouth Academy, 7 Highfield Drive, Falmouth, rain or shine.
Mail-in registration is due by Mon., Nov. 23 and the registration form is available for download here. Same day registration starts at 7:30 a.m. For more information, contact race coordinator Richard Sperduto at (508) 457-9696, x238.
The Falmouth Academy Community Series continues with Bach Scholar and conductor Mary Greer on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 7 p.m. The discussion “Reimagining the first performance of Bach’s motet Sing unto the Lord a new song” will take place in Morse Hall at Falmouth Academy, 7 Highfield Drive.
Ms. Greer, a lifelong summer resident of Woods Hole, has explored the connections between Bach’s compositional choices and the contents of his theological library. A past president of the American Bach Society, Ms. Greer conducted the Woods Hole Cantata Consort from 1986 to 1996 and led “Cantata in Context,” a New York-based Bach cantata series from 2001 to 2011.
Bach’s motet Sing until the Lord a new song, long a favorite of choral groups, has baffled generations of Bach scholars. The motet was composed in 1726 or 1727, but nothing further is known about its genesis. The joyful tone of the opening movement has led some to believe that Bach composed the work for New Year’s, while the sober mood of the second movement has led others to believe it was written for a memorial service. In her talk, Ms. Greer unravels the complex history of this exceptional work and reveals her surprising discovery.