Loving the sound of music

July 01, 2022 at 5:29 PM

There was an amazing display of musical talent seen at our Middle College Music Evening this week. The showcase which was held at Elliot Hall brought together over 250 students with all abilities and levels, with an opportunity for instrumentalists and singers who are part of an ensemble or group to perform in front of a live audience.

Head of Music, Mary Lin said, “This annual event gathers our young College musicians who have demonstrated unwavering commitment through early morning practises, spending hundreds of hours combined to showcase their skills and what they have learnt. It is an opportunity for each student regardless of whether they have just started out or an accomplished musician to gain experience, build confidence and shine.”

Our College has an extensive music programme encompassing a wide range of vocal and instrumental ensembles, with many performing opportunities.

This year’s Middle School Music Evening opened with the 2nd Pipe Band playing The Barnyards of Delgaty trad, Highland Cathedral and Corriechoilles 43rd Welcome to the Northern Meeting. It was then String Ensemble’s turn to take the stage with their perfect rendition of the Rosin Eating Zombies from Outer Space and Dance of the Tumblers.

The audience was then treated to an astounding performance of Chorochronas by the College’s Percussion Quartet, Goodfellas, which brought together two pianists and two percussionists. The group displayed superior percussive powers with textured rhythmic counterpoints delivering delicate complexities with absolute precision.

The evening continued with the Junior Choir’s performance of The Moon, followed by two numbers by the Stage Band.

The evening concluded with the Symphonic Band performing Timepiece by Randall Standridge, Aquatica by Scott Watson and Powerhouse by Raymond Scott.

The performances at this year’s Middle School Music Evening showcased a plethora of talent and love for music, with something for everyone to enjoy. Well done to all students for their effort which resulted in a great night of musical entertainment.

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