The Light of St. Patrick's shone bright at the Washington National Cathedral on Saturday, November 17, as Day School Chaplain Jenifer Gamber was ordained as a deacon. Following the Prelude, featuring selections by Durufle and Palestrina, the MacArthur Campus Chamber Singers sang, as the Introit, "Woyaya," by Ghanaian drummer Sol Amarifio. The lyrics of the song, "We are going," from the Ga language spoken in and around Accra, reflect life's journey: The road can be hard and messy, but persevering as a community will sustain us.
Music teacher Anne Tyler, who directs the Chamber Singers, also led the congregation in the Litany for Ordinations and the Hymn of Consecration. Religion teacher Kankunda Klingenberg carried the Day School banner. The Chamber Singers comprises 21 students in Grades 7 and 8. On Saturday, they were joined by two classmates, one playing bass guitar and the other the drums, along with Ms. Gamber's husband, Ed Gamber, on guitar. The auditioned group performs regularly at Day School concerts and other events.