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A Celebratory Anniversary Concert

On Apr. 9, 2015, the choirs and jazz ensembles from Cushing Academy and Oakmont Regional High School came together to celebrate Ashburnham’s 250th anniversary and Cushing’s 150th. The performance was free and open to the public.
The Oakmont Concert Choir and Select Choir, both under the direction of Kris S. DeMoura, performed, as did the Cushing Academy Chorus, under the direction of Desh Hindle. It was an eclectic program featuring music from different parts of the world and traditional as well as contemporary arrangements.
Joining the choirs were the jazz ensembles from both schools. The evening wrapped up with both schools’ jazz ensembles on stage, where they performed one piece each under the direction of Cushing’s Jerry Sabatini and Oakmont’s Kris DeMoura. At the end of the performance, the audience gave the musicians a standing ovation.
The evening was a wonderful example of the excellence that can come from a collaboration of Ashburnham’s schools.

Cushing Academy

39 School Street
Ashburnham, Massachusetts 01430

Cushing Academy

Cushing Academy exists for students and develops curious, creative, and confident learners and leaders. Founded in 1865, Cushing is a co-ed, college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12 and PG. Our students, who come from over 30 states and 30 countries, excel in our outstanding academic, art, and athletic offerings. We welcome you to visit our community and beautiful 162-acre campus in Ashburnham, Mass., just one hour from Boston, to experience all that Cushing has to offer.