The Arts at Trinity Hall Garnered Great Success This Year | Monarch Media

The 2023-2024 school year brought nothing but excellence for the arts at Trinity Hall. With small changes and huge accomplishments, the events and opportunities available at Trinity Hall have pushed the students-artists into the spotlight, receiving applause from the supportive community. From the creation of an Instagram account to two great productions from the Queen’s Court Company, the talent and hard work of the students have shined brightly and amazed the community.

At the beginning of the school year, the Arts Council proposed the start of an Instagram account focused solely on the arts at Trinity Hall. With permission from the administration, the account was created and has quickly grown in popularity and followers, as they highlight the art, performances, clubs and events in the arts community at Trinity Hall. The addition of the account to the existing Trinity Hall social media has and will continue to promote and celebrate the arts at Trinity Hall. 

In the fall, the Queen’s Court Company and Crowning Crew prepared for their fall play “The Learned Ladies.” With a full weekend of shows in November, the cast and crew began rehearsals and meetings in early September as they perfected their comedic timing for this classic French comedy. The play was well received by packed audiences as audience members laughed along at the misfortunes and outrageousness of the characters’ family dynamics. 

Following the fall production, the spring musical “Firebringer” was underway. The Queen’s Court Company and Crowning Crew prepped for another comedy, this time with musical numbers and major choreography. The show required a prehistoric set in a cave and forest with big, fuzzy animals and fake fire made to look real. The Crowning Crew rose to the challenge, making giant, moving puppets and fire that made the stage glow. With the close of “Firebringer,” the Queen’s Court Company as a whole celebrated another year with two successful shows to remember.

The Trinity Hall productions and student-artists have been proudly recognized by the Count Basie Center for the Arts with 14 nominations and two honorable mentions at the 2024 Basie Awards. The nominations for “Learned Ladies” are as follows:
  • Maggie Havens ‘26 and Lucy Kennedy ‘27 – Caroline Malik Award for Outstanding Costume Design of a Play
  • Katherine Calamusa ‘24 – Outstanding Set Design of a Play
  • Grace Sullivan ‘24 – Outstanding Lighting Design of a Play
  • Kate Schweikert ‘26 – Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Female Identified Role - Comedy
  • Delaney Corrigan ‘26 – Honorable Mention – Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Female Identified Role - Comedy
  • Lucas Wilson – Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Male Identified Role - Comedy
  • Maebh McCarthy ‘24 – Outstanding Lead Performance in a Female Identified Role - Comedy
  • Joy Ogunsakin ‘26 – Outstanding Lead Performance in a Female Identified Role - Comedy
  • Emily Rae Johns ‘25 – Honorable Mention – Outstanding Lead Performance in a Female Identified Role - Comedy
  • Queen’s Courts Company – Outstanding Company in a Comedy
  • Mrs. Ellen Phillips – Outstanding Direction of a Play
  • Trinity Hall – Outstanding Production of a Play

The nominations for “Firebringer” are as follows:
  • Trinity Hall – Outstanding Small Music Ensemble
  • Maebh McCarthy ‘24 – Outstanding Featured Performance in a Female Identified Role - Musical
  • Maureen Donovan ‘24 – Outstanding Featured Performance in a Male Identified Role - Musical.
  • The Crowning Crew – Outstanding Student-Led Production

The Trinity Hall community is extraordinarily proud of the Queen’s Court Company and Crowning Crew for these amazing achievements!

With new additions within the arts space, the community was still able to enjoy the beloved traditions and events at Trinity Hall. The Arts Council hosted multiple Paint and Snacks, allowing students to express their creativity and bond with their classmates after school. The annual Coffeehouse showcased the talented students singing, playing instruments and more. The Christmas Concert featured the chorus, instrumental and art clubs at Trinity Hall, centered around the holiday and the festive season. Towards the end of the year, the Evening of Fine Arts highlighted students’ work and art from their classes and clubs throughout the school year. 

Trinity Hall Arts Council Chair, Grace Sullivan ‘24 said, “I have been so proud of all that has been accomplished this year in the arts community for Trinity Hall. We had a lot of new things like the Instagram account and continued many awesome traditions like the Paint and Snacks. The productions put on this year were both spectacular and hilarious, and I am proud to have been involved in both. I have gotten to see so many talented young women grow and share their talents with this community and I will forever be grateful.”

The arts have continued to grow at Trinity Hall while continuing its rich traditions and strong-bonded, ever-growing community. Trinity Hall students embrace the wonderful opportunities available to them, allowing the community to celebrate them and enjoy their work. The Trinity Hall community can’t wait to see what showstopping art is brought to the stage, canvas, and trophy cases in the future! 

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