String Orchestra Tour to Strings Festival - St Andrew's College

String Orchestra Tour to Strings Festival

College Grade 8 pupils participated in the Junior Debating Festival
March 18, 2022
Community Engagement activities at College
March 18, 2022
College Grade 8 pupils participated in the Junior Debating Festival
March 18, 2022
Community Engagement activities at College
March 18, 2022

String Orchestra Tour to Strings Festival

Recently our String Orchestra embarked on a journey to Gqeberha to participate in this Festival which is now in its second year. We performed alongside schools
such as Collegiate Girls’ High, Pearson High, Alexander Road High and Grey High School, among others. Our performance was incredibly well received by the audience, and consisted of America (from West Side story composed by Leonard Bernstein), It Is Well (Phillip Bliss) and Positions by Ariana Grande. We also had the opportunity to play with the massed orchestra, consisting of 150 musicians placed in a circle playing around the conductor – this was a special
experience indeed!

The String Orchestrawishes to extend gratitude to Ms Belinda de Villiers, our Director of Music, who participated as one of the soloists, as well as Mr Themba Mashobane and Mrs Lieva Starker for being part of the ensemble and for making surethe musicians were in tune, and Mrs Fumbata for making sure everyone was happy and well fed! Most importantly we would like to thank our Heads of School for affording us such opportunities of making music with the greater music
community.