On Tuesday 2 and Wednesday 3 April the Cathedral of St Michael and St George was packed with pupils, parents, staff and Grahamstonians who were there to listen yet again to the wondrous Easter story of Jesus’s passion and resurrection. The occasion was the Annual St Andrew’s College and DSG Easter Cantata.
Dean Andrew Hunter welcomed everybody and encouraged them to immerse themselves in the words and music and allow themselves to be taken on a journey of rediscovery of the breadth, width and height of God’s love.
The music was presented by approximately 180 musicians made up of pupils and a few staff members. Members of both Chapel Choirs, the Chamber Choir, the String Ensemble and the Wind Orchestra presented demanding repertoire such as the Prelude Lord and Master from the St John Passion by Bach, the famous Mozart Ave Verum and the vibrant Gloria by John Rutter. There were also two pieces of South African music entitled Indodana and Bawo as well as the ancient medieval chant known as the Lenten Prose. The readings were all from St Matthew’s Gospel and the readers were very well prepared by Mr Renaud. Congratulations and thanks to all the pupil musicians and readers, the ten members of staff who contributed and especially to Mr Heynsen.