Concert features Resonant Voices and Harmonious Strings

On Wednesday 24 May the School community thoroughly enjoyed participating in the first Music Ensemble Concert of 2023 featuring students enrolled in the IGS core Choral and Strings Programs.

The concert program presented a diverse range of styles and performance contexts with a selection of repertoire from the classical period through to popular music.

This event presented inaugural performances for the Music Department’s new Enrichment Program, featuring the Primary Chamber and Senior Chamber Ensembles, groups designed as extension opportunities for students enrolled in core programs of study.

Performances across the evening also included students enrolled in the Primary Guitar Ensemble, Senior Guitar Ensemble, Beginner Strings, Sarasate Strings, Paganini Strings, Senior Strings and Year 3-6 Choir.

The evening was co-hosted by Music Portfolio Leader Henry Egan, who welcomed the community to “an extraordinary evening of enchanting melodies and soul-stirring performances”. Henry said “tonight we embark on a journey guided by the most captivating voices and the most exquisite strings. From the hauntingly beautiful melodies carried by the ethereal resonance of the human voice to the delicate harmonies weaved by the skilful manipulation of strings, our stage will become a gateway to a realm of pure musical enchantment”.

Henry went on to introduce Primary School Music Leader, Dara Haddadi and Miranda Heeney, who superbly compered the concert program.

The student performances were incredibly polished and displayed a diverse range of singing and instrumental skills from students in Years 3 through to Year 12.

Thanks is extended to our Head of Choral Mrs Amy Fenton and Head of Strings Mrs Fiona Goodhew, under the leadership of Head of Music Performance Mr Nathanael Primrose-Heaney, for guiding the students through the learning of different musical styles and building performance skills as emerging young musicians.

Head of Music Performance Nathanael Primrose-Heaney said “the IGS Music Ensemble Program provides students with the opportunity to fulfil their musical potential through quality vocal and instrumental training and the progression through various ensembles”.

Director of Music Darren Kuilenburg believes that “these programmes of learning in Music are designed to provide students with enrichment experiences that provide safe learning environments in which to develop musical skills, allow students to be proud of creative accomplishments, and ensemble individuals to flourish with like-minded musicians”.

Please click here to view our Concert Program.

The Music Department welcomes you to our next Music Ensemble Concert on Wednesday 23 August and the Annual Music Gala Showcase Concert on Monday 27 November. Please refer to the Parent Lounge for further details of these events.