Students, staff and parents were seen bopping in their seats as the two ensembles performed.
“Congratulations to all performers who participated in this week’s Primary Music Assembly on Wednesday morning,” said Head of Primary Music Nik Glass.
“The concert commenced with Beginner Strings, performing a piece titled Tribal Lament. This work explored the different tone colours of each string section. Their next piece featured the French folk song Ah! vous dirai-je, maman, popularised by Mozart in his 12 Variations for piano also known as the melody of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star . Beginner Strings concluded with an American fiddle tune called Bile ’em Cabbage Down. The ensemble was led by Head of Strings, Fiona Goodhew.
“Training Band, conducted by our new Head of Music Performance, Mr Nathaneal Primrose-Heaney, was next to perform. They played the well known folk melody, Old Mc Donald Had a Band followed by the classical work Morning from Peer Gynt Suite. Training Band then performed a Japanese folk song titled Sakura and concluded with a different version of Ah! vous dirai-je, maman, performed by Beginner Strings earlier in the concert.
“The program was beautifully programmed by our ensemble directors and celebrated the emerging talents of our beginner IGS musicians – who are clearly no longer beginners! This was also an opportunity for our Year 3 students to hear many of the instruments they will have the opportunity to learn in 2023, as our next Instrumental Program cohort.”
Well done to all students and staff that were involved!