2012 Wynberg Eisteddfod – Music

We were delighted when past pupil, Amy Campbell agreed to adjudicate our Music Entries. At school she was the recipient of the 125th Anniversary Past Pupils Cultural Trophy and the Golden Lion Award. She has received numerous scholarships which include one for the school, for UCT and to attend a course in New York.

We bring you some of the range of performances enjoyed during the Eisteddfod.

Jess Deary told us of her discovery that busking is a serious job. Upon her arrival  to compete in an international sailing competition in Australia, she found that an important part of her boat had been broken. Without the means to compete or to prepare for the competition because of the damaged tiller, and armed only with her guitar, she entered the world of busking to see whether or not she could raise the money to replace it. We’re delighted to report that she did, and this is one of the songs she performed at this time.

Celeste Botha, a talented Classical and Jazz pianist, who was recently selected to attend the Grahamstown National Jazz Festival performed this piece for us.

Songs by Adele have recently proved to be popular items for any musical event, and this was one of the interpretations of  “Someone Like You”

or Christina Aguilera’s “Bound To You” performed by Natalie Winter

Rayne Callaghan, our Head of School, performed an old favourite, “New York, New York”

And Queen Stuurman, Shana-Joy Jansen and  Sinae Collins delighted the audience as they performed one of their own compositions.

A vocal trio, Anna Jacobs, Tatum Fortune and Stephanie Barwise, delighted all of us with an old nursery rhyme, “Sing a Song of Sixpence.”