2013 Rock of Ages Concert

Every year the service and cultural pillars work together to create an afternoon’s entertainment for the elderly. While the Head of Service from each of the schools works at hosting the event,  organising the invitations, the transport and the comfort of our guests, the Heads of Culture are responsible for organising a programme of entertainment which we always hope will be entertaining and enjoyable.

Residents of several homes for the elderly were invited to spend the afternoon with us. Approximately 50 people from  Murambi House,  Brenthurst Residence and Brown and Annie Lawrence Homes began arriving at the school and were entertained by our Jazz Band as they found their places.

This year, Rachel Suttle organised a rich and varied programme of entertainment of song, dance and music. Dance performances included contemporary dance, Irish Dance, Gumboot Dancing and Indian Dancing.   There were instrumental performances from our Saxophone Ensemble, senior Marimba Band,  String Ensemble and Orchestra and there were performances from the Ubuntu Vocal Ensemble, the Girls’ High Vocal Ensemble and the Boys’ High Vocal Ensemble. While the guests waited for their transport to fetch them, they were entertained by Triplet – some of our very skilled performers – Carla Stokes, Lauren McDonald and Elsa Nel – who have formed their own band.

Please wait a moment for a slideshow of all our performers to upload

By the end of the afternoon, volunteers and performers received many compliments for making our guests’ afternoon as enjoyable as it was.  Furthermore, the school received an open invitation to bring any of the performers to the residences so that more could enjoy the rich talent at our schools.

To sample a little of the entertainment provided, we have uploaded a video clip of performances of Crazy Little thing called Love from our Jazz Band and Santa Baby from our Vocal Ensemble and a slideshow of some of the performances.