Celebrating the music from our Family of Schools - St Andrew's College

Celebrating the music from our Family of Schools

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Celebrating the music from our Family of Schools

Early in August a group of 38 music students and 7 staff members from St Andrew’s College and DSG departed for the much-anticipated Music Tour, heading first to Bloemfontein, where arrangements had been made to attend masterclasses and workshops at the University of Free State’s School of Music. The advice and feedback received from esteemed university lecturers was invaluable, and later that evening we were treated to attending a dress rehearsal of the Free State Symphony Orchestra Youth Concerto Festival. The next day we headed to Gauteng, where we experienced a jam packed 4 days of performances and events: Our Chamber Choir, combined String and Wind Orchestras, and Marimba Band performed to great acclaim at Mall of Africa (which was a pop up flash mob performance by the Chamber Choir); St George’s Anglican Church in Parktown; the Johannesburg Sounds of Music Academy in Soweto; Pridwin Prep School; Roedean School; Beaulieu College and Pretoria High School for Girls, ending on a high note when we performed a Lady Gaga medley in a massed orchestra consisting of over 70 musicians. We were also privileged to attend the Youth Choir concert at the University of Pretoria, which featured top Youth Choirs from around the country, as well Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake at the Teatro in Montecasino.

Every single one of the musicians who attended are congratulated and thanked for making the Music Tour such a phenomenal success! There were many special, funny and sometimes rather dramatic memories made!