Musical joy and celebration

It was a great week for musical performance, with another ensembles concert and a Primary School Music assembly.

Music Leader Mischa Belunek is to be congratulated on mentoring younger students at the morning music assembly and on her professional compering of the evening concert, as well as her flute performance.

“There was so much joy and celebration,” said Director of Music Darren Kuilenburg. “The students were so excited to be performing.

“There was a real buzz in the Hall and the parents were delighted to be there.

“The strings are incredibly strong and there was a beautiful selection of choral repertoire. I want to acknowledge the confidence of our young singers, particularly after COVID prevented rehearsals for so long.”

The evening’s masked audience welcomed Keith Dunn who gave an excellent acknowledgement of country, then Year 4 and 5 Beginner Strings, the Years 1 to 3 Choir, Sarasate Strings, the Years 4-6 Choir, Paganini Players, Mischa Belunek on flute accompanied by Benjamin Au, the String Quartet and IGS Voices.

Mischa thanked all our conductors and specialist staff for their guidance in supporting Music learning at IGS and in
preparing such a diverse body of repertoire as part of the concert.

“Special mention is extended to Head of Performance Mrs Fiona Lucas for exceptional leadership and oversight of this evening’s event,” Mischa said. “And of course, Mr Kuilenburg, on behalf of the students, we are pleased to welcome you into our Music Community.”

Mr Kuilenburg extended his gratitude for his warm welcome to the IGS.

“I am incredibly excited about the journey ahead in working alongside exceptional Music Staff and in mentoring such passionate and dedicated IGS Musicians,” Mr Kuilenburg said. 

“The road ahead is very exciting. The journey we will share altogether will certainly continue to extend and develop all our musicians here at IGS.”

He invited all the performers to stand and receive another round of applause in acknowledgement of all their hard work and dedication to developing their musical skills.