Fr. Albeyro Vanegas, CSV, addresses the crowd

After 25 years of service as the main hall for artistic and cultural events, the Kenneth Morris, CSV, auditorium has received a well-deserved renovation. Some of these changes include state of the art, sound and lighting systems, comfortable seats and a new floor.

“After weeks of hard work, the results are a source of pride for all of us,” says Mr. Carlos Trebilcock, prinicpal. “All of these upgrades aim to offer the school community the opportunity to have a state-of-the-art working space as well as  a more pleasant experience for members of the audience to hear quality performances.”

Fr. Vanegas describes the auditorium’s upgrades

The ceremony started with a blessing given by Fr. Gustavo Lopez, CSV, school chaplain, before Fr. Albeyro Vanegas, CSV, president of the school, welcomed attendees with a short speech.  The cultural event that followed was a complete surprise. Right after a short introduction, the members of the group “Súbito Lyrico” took the stage, wearing priestly collars and uniforms as though disguised as faculty and students.

“Spectators couldn’t believe their eyes — and ears,” Mr. Trebilcock added. “The repertoire included popular Spanish and Italian songs as well as arias from Bizet’s Carmen and Verdi’s La Traviata.”

Professional opera singers perform, disguised as faculty and students

The theater renovation is just the first step in a series of changes and updates to take place at school this year, Mr. Trebilcock added. The dining hall will be expanded and the roof of the Stafford Coliseum will be upgraded and lifted, as well.

“Great things and changes are coming in the months ahead,” he said. “It’s just another reason to be a proud Viatorian.”