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Ryan Scott Ottney

PDT Staff Writer

The Notre Dame Schools will host an art and music show during its Open House on Thursday, allowing the community to tour the schools, meet the principal and teachers or just learn more about their schools.

“The art show and chorus have been doing it for quite some time,” said Patty Tennant, spokesperson for The Notre Dame Schools. “The Open House, I think this is probably our third or fourth year. This is to give people an opportunity to come in and see what the school is all about. It’s for anyone who’s interested in the school, to come and see the art show or hear the chorus, but also if you’re interested in attending the school.”

Anissa Harr, the head of Notre Dame’s Art Department and instructor at Shawnee State, will be presenting her annual Art Show showcasing her students’ artwork. After the show, awards will be presented to the winners as well as a $500 Art Scholarship to one student.

The Notre Dame Select Chorus directed by Joan Adaway will present their Spring Recital at 7 p.m. The chorus will be performing “May It Be” from The Lord of the Rings movie, “Let the River Run” from the motion picture Working Girl, “Bring Him Home” from Les Miserables, the Irish folk tune “Danny Boy” and “Be Thou My Vision” from John Rutter, and a Gershwin tune titled “Someone to Watch Over Me.”

“I’m always amazed at the art show. I’m always amazed at the talent,” Tennant said. “Then the chorus, I get so excited. It’s a small chorus. There’s not a huge number of members, but they do Broadway songs, sometimes they do classics; sometimes there’s a song in there that maybe is a little fun or offbeat. Mrs. Adaway does so much with them. There’s so much talent there, even though it’s a small group. It’s always very enjoyable.”

The Notre Dame Open House begins Thursday at 6 p.m., and refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact the school at 740-353-0719.

Ryan Scott Ottney can be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 287, or rottney@civitasmedia.com. For breaking news, follow Ryan on Twitter @PDTWriter.

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