Gold and Silver for College Musicians

August 11, 2014 at 1:27 PM

The College’s premier music ensembles put on a spectacular performance at the two KBB Music Festival Gala Concerts yesterday evening, with the Symphony Orchestra going on to win an outstanding Gold award in this annual secondary music competition.

The win is lauded as a remarkable achievement for our students, as this year was the first time the Symphony Orchestra had been picked as one of four regional orchestra ensembles to perform at the coveted final recital. Their selection came after a polished performance earlier in the week under the direction of Mr Timothy Carpenter and Student Concertmaster, Kimberly Tse.

Earlier in the afternoon, the College Concert Band performed a fantastic and well-rehearsed repertoire for the adjudicators, their rousing performance securing them Silver at the concluding awards ceremony.

These concerts have developed a reputation as stirring evenings of outstanding music-making by young musicians and are a highlight on the College’s music calendar. The skills required to perform in ensembles of this nature require personal dedication and time as well as a developing musical understanding and social responsibility through listening to and working with other musicians and musical directors.

Congratulations to both the College Symphony and Concert Band on their awards and to Head of Music, Mr Ross Gerritsen.

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