Term One Concert
On Tuesday 12 November around 500 audience members attended the Term 1 Music Concert held in the Raffles Theatre. Unity in Diversity was the title of the concert and it was safe to say that this was certainly demonstrated in the 14 performances heard that afternoon.
The concert started with the orchestra performing Appalachian Morning followed by one of the most recognisable themes in Western Art Music, Tchaikovsky’s 'Romeo & Juliet'. Up next was a performance of Van Halen’s ‘Jump’ containing one of the most iconic synth riffs in rock history.
So how to follow an opening like that, quite simply the Primary Angklung group performing one of the most well-known pieces of film music to have ever been composed - the theme from the Star Wars films. The Wind Ensemble then demonstrated how effectively primary and secondary students can work together in a music ensemble.
With around 180 students performing in the Secondary and Primary choirs, it was clear that the choral programme at BSJ is now moving in the right direction and this was confirmed in their wonderful singing and the applause from the audience.
Other groups to perform included the Guitar Ensemble, The Chamber and Pop Orchestras and the Soul Band.
The concert finale included over 200 students performing the medley from The Abbey Road album by the Beatles. Overall, the concert was a huge celebration of quality singing and musicianship from our rock, classical and choral musicians.
A big thank you to all the audience members who attended. We look forward to seeing you all at the next concert.