The Junior Orchestra, Years 1 and 2 Choir, Sarasate Strings, Paganini Players entertained fellow students during a morning Primary School Music assembly.
The assembly marked the launch of an IGS Primary Music Practice-a-thon to raise funds for Serendip Strings Tuition in Sri Lanka while improving IGS musicians’ skills with regular practice.
To follow, IGS welcomed the excitement and power of live performances from Musica Viva Australia.
Musica Viva presented a wide variety of interactive and dynamic performances through the workshop “Water, Water, Everywhere”.
The workshop was performed by Musica Viva’s Thea Rossen (vibraphone / percussion), Luke Carbon (clarinet) and Leigh Harrold (keyboard), based on music by Grammy Award winning composer Tan Dun, which beautifully evoked memories of Tan’s childhood in the rice fields of China.
Students had the opportunity to take part in the performance, learning an array of inventive instruments, such as percussion instruments in water, including gongs, bells, wooden bowls and tin cans.
That evening, IGS presented its second Music Ensemble Concert, where the audience of family and friends enjoyed being entertained by the Senior Vocal Ensemble, IGS Voices, Sax Ensemble, Years 3 to 4 and Years 5 to 6 Primary Choirs, as well as select Primary String Quartets, in the School Hall.