Celebration of Ensembles Concert 2015

Nervous jitters were very much alive in our music department, on Monday 26 October as girls prepared for an eager awaiting audience at this years Ensemble Concert. It was an evening aimed at celebrating the work of our various ensembles.

The programme began on a lively note with performances of Mama Mia and an Abba Medley (Honey Honey, Does your Mother Know and Gimme Gimme) from the award-winning Vocal Ensemble. It was a rich and varied programme with the Flute Ensemble performing Romance by Franz Kommer and Allemande by Joseph Boismortier. Bringing in an entirely different energy were the items by the Guitar Ensemble who performed “He’s a Pirate“, from Pirates of the Caribbean by Hans Zimmer, Sheeran’s Tenerife Sea and Loving Doodle Mash arranged by Vanessa Brink.

Continuing with the theme of loving was the Saxophone Ensemble’s Groovy Kind of Love and a John Williams Trilogy followed by Take Five and In the Mood from our Clarinet Ensemble. Our Orchestra brought a selection of My Fair Lady and How to Train Your Dragon. The celebration of music by our ensembles were ended by performances from our Marimba Bands – Shining Star and Kryptonite performed by our junior and senior bands – and Ukuthula and Hlonolofatsa by the Ubuntu Choir.

The various groups had put in hours of hard work and as said by Agape Tamar, a violinist, it was a gratifying evening that made all those long hours well worth it.

The girls wore their hearts on their sleeves and, judging by the number of devices used to record the performances, their parents’ pride was equally evident. Leo Tolstoy was not wrong when he said Music is the shorthand of emotion.