The big band sound of our Stage Band got things rolling for our annual Live & Unplugged Concert and reminded us all of the thrill that only live music and performances bring.
Live & Unplugged is an opportunity to still your soul and let the power of music and performance take you to another place, to sit and feel peace, and the joy that comes with experiencing the incredible talents of the younger generation. The performance by Daniel Zhang of Yiruma’s ‘River Flows In You’, and Rachel Yang’s instrumental piano piece of ‘Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)’ Hillsong United were a case in point.
Accomplished piano performances, wonderful wind instrumentals, soulful singing, grooving duets, and moody melodies, from music genres of theatre, hymnal, and rock, demonstrated the diversity of our music program.
It was fascinating to see how our Year 9 Music students have put their learning into practice by rearranging Gershwin’s classic ‘Summertime Suite’.
In the second session of the concert, some of the big guns came out to play including Levi Prijana playing Metallica, and Zac Christian playing ‘Hotel California’ by The Eagles. Interspersing these performances were masterful performances of clarinet, piano, drums, violin, trumpet, flute, and guitar.
Our thanks to our Years 9-11 Music Students, their tutors, teachers, and parents for a wonderful evening.