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Holy Spirit High School will be hosting our Annual Arts Week from May 15th through the 20th which will feature art exhibits and musical and dance performances by our talented Visual and Performing Art students. Family and friends are invited to enjoy this complimentary art showcase, which will be held at the school in the main lobby and the Performing Arts Center.

HSHS Arts Week will kick-off on May 15th with a spectacular recital presented by current Senior, Alex DeStefano, who will be performing his expansive classical repertoire. In addition to the classical pieces, guests will be in for a treat as Alex is joined on stage by accomplished musicians including: 

    • The Spirits jazz trio, will perform “The Shadow of Your Smile”
    • Violinist Susan Elsayd will perform “The Swan” with a ballet solo by Freshman ballerina, Francesca Marchese
    • A vocal presentation by baritone Aaron Littleton

Alex, who is a student of Amy Yang with the Curtis Institute of Music as well as Mrs. Kathy Ford, has won a number of recent state and local composition competitions including, the Rising Star Classical State Competition, Ocean City Pops Ester Weil Competition, Grand Prize in the NJ Young Composers Competition, NJ State Classical Competition at the collegiate level, and the Teen Arts Competition at the state level, to name a few.   

Below, is the full schedule for HSHS Arts Week:  

    • May 15th  

Senior Recital with Alex DeStefano: 6:30PM   

    • May 16th

Recitals and Dance Showcase: 6:00 PM  -  An evening of song, instrumentation, and performances by the new Holy Spirit Dance Academy under the direction prima ballerina Phyllis Papa.

    • May 17th  

Spring Concert: 7:00 PM  - The HSHS Music Department will be presenting “100 Years of Cinema” 1922-2022, in honor of Holy Spirit High School’s approaching 100th Anniversary!

    • May 15th – 17th

All three nights, the Art Exhibits will be open for viewing. All are welcome! Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM as well as during the evening performances

HSHS Visual Arts spARTans Gallery:  Click here to view the full Gallery

CONGRATULATIONS to three very talented Spartans who placed in the 11th Annual Ocean City Pops / Esther Weil Student Music Competition. Alex DeStefano '22 won 1st Place in Piano, Vanessa DeJean '22 won 1st Place in Vocals with Bridget Dougherty '22 winning 2nd Place. Bravo!
CONGRATULATIONS to Cecelia Bell, Francesca Perdomo, Kevin Bell, Hayden Beck, Leqian "Tim" Tan, Angelina Bell and Katelynn DeRitis! 11 pieces of artwork were selected to represent Atlantic County in the New Jersey Teen Arts 2020 Virtual Exhibition. This is a great honor for our HSHS Visual Arts students, Holy Spirit High School and for South Jersey Catholic Schools! Thank you, New Jersey Teen Arts! View winning pieces
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