The performing arts program at St. Anselm’s encompasses all aspects of music and theater. Middle School students choose among electives in chorus, orchestra and music appreciation for all three years. The Upper School program is primarily extracurricular, although elective courses are offered in Forms V and VI. There are several major concerts each year that showcase the school’s performance groups as well as individual students.
The theater program provides electives in production, acting and film. Introduction to the theater occurs in Form I, but students are able to participate in stage productions throughout their years at St. Anselm’s. An all-school musical is presented each year, as well as an Upper School play in the fall and a Middle School play in the spring.
Concerts, musicals and plays are held in the Brian K. Devine Performing Arts Center, which opened in 2003 and includes a theater with seating for nearly 400 as well as ample rehearsal and office space.