Live music a joy

A delighted audience lapped up the first live music concert in more than a year when music ensembles filled the IGS Hall with their woodwind, brass, saxophone, strings, jazz, percussion and jazz performances on Thursday 20 May.

The program, produced by Head of Music Performance Fiona Lucas, included folk music, a medley from Pirates of Caribbean, works by the grand masters of music Mozart, Berlioz and Ralph Vaughan Williams. Contemporary works by Dizzie Gillespie, Sergio Mendes and Hans Zimmer, as well a new piece written by the IGS percussion tutors Matt Moore and Jayne Groves, were also performed.

The concert featured many of our senior ensembles, including IGS Saxophone Ensemble, Senior Brass Ensemble, Senior Orchestra, Senior Strings, Percussion Ensemble, Wind Orchestra and the newly formed Jazz Ensemble.  

The new jazz ensemble had the audience tapping toes.

The final number, a Bossa Nova from the Wind Ensemble, rounded off an enjoyable celebration of the teamwork and connections forged by playing music together.

Congratulations to all involved, including Music Leader Mischa Belunek who introduced each item.

“Many thanks to the Music Staff, Facilities Staff, Ensemble Directors, Tutors that support the ensembles each week, as well as the school Executive,” Head of Music Performance Fiona Lucas said.

“Huge thanks also to the parents who support the Music Program by ensuring students arrive at rehearsals on time and support their child’s instrumental learning and home preparations.”