T-D Shines in Holiday Luncheon


By: Olivia Cahill, Staff Writer

Thornton Donovan’s favorite way of kicking off the holiday break is with its annual Holiday Luncheon. Hosted at the Larchmont Yacht Club on December 20, grades K-12 and T-D families enjoyed a buffet style meal with musical performances by their fellow peers.

After grabbing lunch from the buffet, especially the notoriously known chicken tenders, T-D families and students gathered around the small stage to listen to the festive lineup. Starting the line up was Mr. Alan Goodman, T-D’s music teacher, who led his Orkestra class in playing “Tarde Silenciosa.” Using new Mongolian instruments they wowed the audience with their harmony and skill. Next up was Dexter Doris, T-D’s national champion violinist, who performed “Bach’s Violin Sonata in G major” and after hearing it,  it was easy to see why he came in 4th place in an international competition. Alex Rufa and Jane Kessler sang “Happy Holidays” and Kristen Narain and Lekhaa Singh performed “A Million Dreams,” both duos sent the audience into hoots and hollers. The Italian classes and Spanish classes also performed. The Italian class singing “Scusa Gesu” and the Spanish class singing “Santa Claus llego a la Ciudad” and “Feliz Navidad.” The 2nd and 3rd grades gave an interpretive dance called, “The Camel Dance”, which is based off a traditional Mongolian dance. The Russian class then read a poem called “Winter Morning”, and the French class sang “Milles Colombes,” both classes stunned the audience. The 7th grade sang “Rocking Around the Christmas Tree” as the audience clapped along to the beat. Finally, to close the production, the kindergarten and first graders sang “This Little Light” and of course earned lots of awes from the audience as well as singing along and dancing.

As always TD’s Holiday Luncheon was a huge success and brightened everyone’s holiday spirits.