Gerard Edery was an artist-in-residence for the day at Westover School January 10th. Recognized as a leading musical folklorist, master singer, guitarist, and composer, Edery has at his command a remarkable range of ethnic folk styles and traditions from around the world; he sings in fifteen languages, and speaks four fluently.
During his stay, Edery performed during Westover’s weekly chapel service and led an hour-long workshop for students from Spanish language classes, along with other students. He also joined Westover’s Glee Club during its afternoon rehearsal.
At the conclusion of his day-in-residence, Edery performed an early evening concert for an audience of students from Westover and Woodhall School, as well as faculty, staff, and parents. The concert included French songs as well as Sephardic (Judeo-Spanish) music. Westover’s Glee Club performed a song with Edery during the concert.
Edery's day in residence was made possible with assistance through a grant from The Foundation: Jewish Communities of Western CT.
Westover is a selective boarding and day school with 205 students from 16 states and 17 countries. The School offers its students more than 20 Advanced Placement courses as well as signature programs in science, engineering, art history, and music.