Over the past few weeks our classroom lectures, discussions and slumbers have been pleasantly accompanied by the sweet notes wafting down to us from the Music Room, where Ms. Fay has bravely and tirelessly presided over the conducting of choirs and the marshalling of musicians in preparation for the end-0f-year musical frenzy which always marks a St. Conleth’s Christmas. With her usual partner in song, Ms. deBhal, temporarily out of harp-strumming action, Ms. Fay has done Trojan work stirring, coaxing and sometimes straining the pool of student talent which somehow always seems to replenish itself, no matter how many prima donnas and maestros graduate the May before. First up is the annual trip to the St. Mary’s Home, our next-door neighbours on Pembroke Park. Ms. Fay once again led the Senior School Choir (with select musical accompaniment) down to visit the old folks for some carol singing, fiddle-playing and general yuletide bonhomie. The residents were overjoyed with the performance and the visit as a whole as the boys and girls charmed them with their talents, manners and friendliness. The feeling was certainly mutual as Ms. Fay and company returned with that special look on their faces that seems to only come at Christmastime: that of a job well done and a gift both given and received.