Opus begins school year without choir director Roberta Bishop

Isabelle Kaneza, editor

On Saturday, August 15, 2015, Opus XVI performed their first piece at the Collegedale Church without the presence of their beloved teacher, Ms. Roberta Bishop.

Almost a week before the commencement of the 2015-2016 school year, Ms. Bishop broke her ankle and underwent surgery obscuring her from being present for the first few weeks of school. These weeks are important because, as said by author Frank Herbert, beginnings are a delicate time to make sure that balances are correct.

While the select choir students appreciate interim choir director Mr. Jeremy Francisco’s abundance of knowledge in music, the students struggle with focusing their talents without Bishop’s usual enforcement of balance.

Despite the absence of Ms. Bishop, students have high hopes for the coming year. Opus XVI senior, Silvie Myers, says “I think it’s still going to be a great year. We’ve learned a lot from Mr. Francisco, and it’ll be exciting to apply what we’ve learned with Ms. Bishop when she gets back.”