Chandler Students Dazzle in Winter Sing

Chandler School students in kindergarten through fifth grade performed the traditional Lower School winter sing on December 13, themed “Babushka”.

Directors Will Salmon and Brandi Williams-Moore led students through a spectacular show at the First United Methodist Church in Pasadena, where parents, grandparents and siblings gathered to enjoy the concert.

Kindergarteners, dressed in wintery pajamas, sang Jingle Bells, Hanukkah, Hanukkah, Happy Holiday, and All Night, All Day, an African-American spiritual. Students sang several songs in Spanish, including the second grade’s “Más Allá, Navidad” and a whole-school sing along, “Los Tres Reyes Magos.”

Fifth grade girls Emmie Hewlett, Anna Kleindorfer, Ella Moriarty, Chloe Palmer and Heidi Repp performed amusing skits and songs as traditional Russian babushkas during each grade-level transition. John Atkinson worked the sound, and Alexander Lansburg accompanied students on the piano.

The all-school finale, “When the Lights all Shine”, brought cheers of surprise and appreciation as students clicked on their finger lights and illuminated the stage.

Chandler School, 1005 Armada Drive, Pasadena, (626) 795-9314 or visit





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