Our annual Christmas play is an event in which the entire student body participates. Original Christmas stories include a musical number performed by each grade. Junior high students play the major roles as well as create the sets, and run the lighting, sound, and special effects. Younger students are cast in supporting roles.
Junior High Opera Program
Opera has been a part of music at the junior high level at St. Gabriel for over 20 years. Currently, a professional opera singer teaches music to junior high students. In addition, St. Gabriel participates in the San Francisco Opera Guild’s program, Opera à la Carte. Accompanied by a pianist and docent, professional opera singers, in full costume, perform “a 45-minute adaptation of a traditional opera or operetta” at the school. Students are drawn into the production with speaking roles. Opera at St. Gabriel gives students exposure to this special art form that they might not otherwise experience.