Student Recitals are held twice per year, once in the Spring and another in the Fall.
The Spring recital is a themed recital, focusing on music, fun and food. We come together for an afternoon of year long memories and for students going off to college. It is always hugs, tears and bittersweet farewells. Some of the pictures on this page are from past themed recitals.
Past themes have included:
- Tropical Island Paradise
- Dazzling Duos theme
- Western theme
- Venetian Mask theme
- Favorite Sports theme
- Tropical Luau theme
- Ensemble Opportunities
- What do you want to be when you grow up?
- Cartoon video game music and costume theme
- Nightmare before Christmas
The Fall recital is our annual community fundraising recital. We pick a local non-profit organization to support, and hold a silent auction and raffle directly after the recital. We always have a big pot luck style dinner and then the auction begins. It is very festive, and a great way for Cecelia’s students to give back to their community through their music.
Here is a list of some of the organizations we have raised money for over the years:
- Local Food Bank
- Loma Vista Farm
- Vallejo Times Herald Christmas Card
- Vallejo Symphony
- First Baptist Church’s feed the hungry program
- Vallejo Swim Team
- Vallejo Community Arts Foundation
- Hope Haven Transitional Center
- Millerville Corner Place
- “Senior Memory Makers” at Vallejo Windsor Care Center
We are pleased to have the help and support of Michael Senturia (former conductor of the U.C. Berkeley Symphony) who writes original ensemble pieces for us to perform at each recital. When his busy schedule allows, he will conduct the performances himself.
We thank you Michael!