The Circle Voice

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Artist of the Issue: Wally Capen 

Michelle Kim ’23, Arts Editor December 21, 2021

From portraying the humble leading-man Emmett Forrest in Legally Blonde the Musical, to the stick-wielding, intrepid stowaway Pascal in the fall production of Naomi Iizuka’s Anon(ymous), Wally Capen...

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Artist of the Issue: Allison Jiang

Brianna Zhang ’23, Arts Assistant Editor October 30, 2021

Performing everything from extraordinary vocals to flowing orchestral melodies, Allison Jiang ’22 is truly a musical master. Allison serves as concertmaster of Chamber Orchestra, theatre prefect, and...

Artist of the Issue: Creed Bellamy

Artist of the Issue: Creed Bellamy

Michelle Kim '23, Arts Editor September 25, 2021

You can find her honey-like voice serenading Groton students, from cozy Open Mics to Spotify. A Music Prefect and Open Mic Head, Creed Bellamy ’22 is a passionate singer-songwriter. She has released...

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Artist of the Issue: Nathan Zhang ’21

Eleanor Taggart '24, Assistant Arts Editor June 1, 2021

Whenever a group of string players is performing for any event in any setting, chances are Nathan Zhang will be there. Playing the cello in the orchestra and in several other small string groups, Nathan...

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Artist of the Issue: Yuen Ning Chang

Jiacheng Kang ’22, Assistant Opinions Editor April 20, 2021

Yuen Ning Chang ’21 is an artistic mastermind with the capacity to bring to life any medium she engages with. She has drawn much inspiration from her mother, who used to work in the Chinese Arts department...

Artist of the Issue: Janice Zhai

Lang Burgess '23 March 9, 2021

From choreographing dance routines to designing clothes, Janice Zhai ‘21 has done a bit of everything. She is an art prefect and recently received two honorable mentions in the Scholastic Art Awards...

Artist of the Issue: Kate Clark

Michelle Kim February 8, 2021

Often known around campus as an incredibly versatile musician, an elite drummer, and the entertaining beatboxer of Groton’s a capella group The Maqupellas, Kate Clark ‘21 has established a long and...

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Artist of the Issue: Anna Pimentel

Christina Chen ’23, Assistant Arts Editor December 15, 2020

  There are few who can overlook the stage presence Anna Pimentel ’21 has whenever she performs. At Open Mics, Jazz ensemble performances, and postludes, Anna always delivers no matter what part...

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Artist of the Issue: Jane Park 

Allison Jiang ’22, Arts Editor September 13, 2020

You can catch her performing in dance recitals, singing postludes with the choir, and even composing original music– Jane Park ’21 is a multifaceted artist who is an active member of the music, dance,...

Artist of the Issue: Jed Rainey

Artist of the Issue: Jed Rainey

Allison Jiang '22, Assistant Arts Editor April 28, 2020

It's Saturday night, and the dance floor under the Dining Hall is lively and crowded, the space covered in graffiti and strobe lights.  Tracks blast from the DJ booth. There, you will find DJ Rainfall,...

Chioma at her craft.

Artist of The Issue: Chioma Ilozor

Amelia Lee '22 March 7, 2020

You’ve listened to her songs on Spotify. Under the name Ai Bendr –– inspired by her middle name, Ai Bendors –– Chioma Ilozor '20 has dropped many catchy singles, such as “Stay With Me,” “blue...

Teddy Deng 20 crouching in the snow to get the perfect shot.

Artist of the Issue: Teddy Deng

Allison Jiang '22, Assistant Arts Editor February 11, 2020

Teddy Deng ’20 felt an artistic spark during the summer of 2018 as he gazed at the night sky. Inspired by that beauty, Teddy grew into a passionate photographer, enjoying capturing the “natural world’s...

Artist of the Issue: John Donovan

Michelle Kim '23 December 20, 2019

John Donovan ’20 is a talented, comprehensive artist who loves stagecraft, drawing, and painting. His recent works include the set creation of Groton theater’s fall play, Antigone, which featured a...

Andrew Practicing

Artist of the Issue: Andrew Lei

Claire Lee '20, Assistant Arts Editor February 5, 2019

Who was the man behind the electric bass during the performance of “The Man in the Mirror” on Martin Luther King Jr. Day? Groton’s exceptionally talented bass player: Andrew Lei ’19.  He frequents...

Artist of the Issue: Julien Alam

Artist of the Issue: Julien Alam

Eliza Powers '20, Assistant Arts Editor November 10, 2018

“Most of my characters have really just been different parts of me,” said Julien Alam ’19. But they are also all different—ranging from a middle-aged grieving father in Scotland to a club owner...

Chip practicing organ in the chapel.

Artist of the Issue: Charlotte “Chip” Pontifell

Claire Lee '20, Assistant Arts Editor October 19, 2018

A music prefect and dance captain, Chip Pontifell ’19 has fully immersed herself in the arts at Groton. Not only does she play the organ and the harpsichord––instruments that are not seen often on...

Artist of the Issue: GloMonCho

Artist of the Issue: GloMonCho

Claire Lee '20, Assistant Arts Editor September 13, 2018

Before Travis Scott’s ASTROWORLD entered the music scene, there was GloMonCho’s OffWhite. The album is a product of a Faculty Sponsored Activity (FSA) completed by Gloria Hui, Cho Nikoi, and Montanna...

Ben poses with his camera.

Artist of the Issue: Ben Calmas

Eliza Powers '20 June 2, 2018

According to Ben Calmas ’18, “something clicked” the first time he looked through a camera lens. At Groton, he has most recently contributed his artwork as Photography Editor for The Circle Voice...

Artist of the Issue: Josie Fulton

Artist of the Issue: Josie Fulton

Katie Reveno ‘20 May 30, 2018

If you’ve ever been to a Groton theater production, there is a good chance that you have seen Josie Fulton ‘18 doing one of the things she loves most: acting. Whether as a leading role  in Twelfth...

Artist of the Issue: Michael Senko

Katie Reveno '20 May 30, 2018

Five. That’s the number of singing groups Michael Senko ‘18 has been a member of during his four years at Groton. And if you have ever sat down in the Performing Arts Center to watch a show, there’s...

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Artist of the Issue: James Hovet

Eliza Powers '20 March 2, 2018

James Hovet ’18 has spent time in the CPAC ever since his arrival on the circle five years ago. Taking a bow after directing his first one-act play has been James’ most memorable Groton theater moment....

Artist of the Issue: Max Klein

Artist of the Issue: Max Klein

Claire Lee '20 January 19, 2018

Leaving the audience in awe, Max Klein ‘18 graces concerts with his musical talents. From being a music prefect to composing pieces for theater productions such as Equus and Twelfth Night, he’s grown...

Artist of the Issue: Daisy Fey

Artist of the Issue: Daisy Fey

Cara Chang '20 October 26, 2017

Some artists only master one art form and boast perfect control over their execution and inspiration. Daisy Fey ‘18 is the exact opposite: a Renaissance girl. Daisy paints, draws, sings, tattoos, and...

Artist of the Issue: Malik Gaye

Artist of the Issue: Malik Gaye

By Lilias Kim ‘19 October 3, 2017

While others chose baseball bats and paintbrushes, Malik Gaye ‘18 chose masks and microphones. He has a pronounced gift for theater—especially comedy—and enjoys making people laugh, especially his...

Artist of the Issue: Candilla Park

Fran Saldivar '19 September 11, 2017

Candilla “Candy” Park ‘18 is what some might call a Renaissance girl. From writing and debating to playing instruments, dancing, and painting, Candy has explored many mediums of art.She has dipped...

Artist of the Issue: Michael Aduboffour 17

Artist of the Issue: Michael Aduboffour ’17

Karla Sanford '19 June 2, 2017

While some Groton students blow the community away with their visual art, theatrical pursuits, or dance, Mike inspires with his words. He is an artistic force to be reckoned with in his own right. This...

Athlete of the Issue: Piper Higgins

Artist of the Issue: Piper Higgins ’17

Becky Zhang '18 May 11, 2017

An Open Mic head, Choir Prefect, and Music Prefect, Piper Higgins does it all. And yet, she has never taken a music lesson in her life. In her five years at Groton, Piper has continually inspired others...

Artist of the Issue

Artist of the Issue

Ben Calmas '18 January 27, 2017

She does it all: singing, songwriting, guitar, and theater. At Groton, one would be hard-pressed to find a musical aspect of the school that Phoebe isn’t involved in. From two years of a songwriting...

Artist of the Issue: Matthew Higgins Iati

Artist of the Issue: Matthew Higgins Iati

Michael Senko '18, Assistant Arts Editor December 15, 2016

One February day in 2012, the Frauenkirche in Dresden, Germany, was harboring three magnificent musical ensembles: The Staatskapelle Orchestra, the choir of St. Paul’s London, and the trebles of St....

Artist of the Issue: Anson Jones

Artist of the Issue: Anson Jones

Becky Zhang '18 October 20, 2016

One of the most most angelic voices on campus belongs to the unforgettable Anson Jones ’17. There’s no doubt you’ve seen her perform, whether in chapel, on stage, at Open Mic, or in the music wing...

Artist of the Issue: Mac Galinson

Artist of the Issue: Mac Galinson

October 7, 2016

To some people, art means taking a piece of paper and drawing when inspiration strikes. To others it means photographing the natural world. To Mac Galinson, it means acting on stage or writing songs for...

Artist of the Issue: Langa Chinyoka

Artist of the Issue: Langa Chinyoka

Michael Senko '18, Assistant Arts Editor September 13, 2016

If you were to stop any returning student on the Circle and ask them, “Who is the coolest person at this school?” the answer, every time, would be Langa Chinyoka. She is, therefore, the Circle Voice’s...

Candace practices her violin in the orchestra.

Artist of the Issue: Candace Tong-Li ‘16

Daisy Fey '18, Contributing Writer June 5, 2016

You may have attended a concert she has lead or seen some of her paintings hanging up around the schoolhouse. You may have seen her recently published, illustrated book, samples of which are posted around...

Steven Anton 16 on drums.

Artist of the Issue: Steven Anton ’16

Will Robbins '16, Assistant Sports Editor May 13, 2016

Steven has been a major contributor to Groton’s Music Department since Third Form. He began playing the piano in kindergarten and picked up the saxophone in fourth grade, but it wasn’t until eight...

Emma Rimmer is an enthusiastic chorister and actress.

Artist of the Issue: Emma Rimmer ’16

Claudette Ramos '16, Assistant Arts Editor & Columnist April 22, 2016

From channeling the glamorous Glinda in this winter’s theater production of “The Wiz” to sweetly serenading the student body in her clear, ringing soprano during a Lessons and Carols solo, Emma Rimmer...

Allie Banks 16 in action.

Artist of the Issue: Allie Banks ’16

Ella Anderson '17, Assistant Arts Editor February 9, 2016

Allie Banks ’16, a photography and singing tour de force, brings a distinct energy and passion to this issue’s artist feature. An excellent conversationalist and interviewee, Allie is prominently featured...

Libby at work during one of her fashion design classes

Artist of the Issue: Libby Llanso ’16

Ella Anderson '17, Assistant Arts Editor October 31, 2015

Libby Llanso is a force to be reckoned with on the Groton arts scene. She’s hard to miss in the sea of seniors, and her bright personality and bold sartorial choices make her a standout. Even from seeing...

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