Towards Infinity Performance

A group of Year 11 and 12 students were rehearsing a piece called Towards Infinity during the final weeks of school before the second lockdown. Instead of letting this situation get to them, they put together a virtual performance of the piece - and we were very impressed! When the composer, Mr Paul Jarman, heard the recording this is what he had to say: "Thank you so much for your thought and care, leadership and passion for the music....I am just so inspired by you guys. …..Covid-19 has been very tough on many of us ….you remind me of how important it is to all have each other and I am so grateful. You guys are the future….".

Video can be viewed here.

Middle School Cellists Perform Eleanor Rigby

Cellists from the Middle School Orchestra program performed Eleanor Rigby while in isolation. They also submitted short clips of daily activities which remind them of complex rhythms in music. The result was a wonderful virtual performance.

Video can be viewed here.

Year 7 Students Nicholas and Derrick Perform Vivaldi

Year 7 Cellists Nicholas and Derrick performed a Vivaldi movement with enviable precision and expression. It seems hard to believe that they are not in the same room as they play together. 

View video here.

Senior Cellists Perform Bach’s Air on G String

The cello section of the Senior School Orchestra performed for us Bach's famous Air on G String. We also saw a light-hearted glimpse of pre-performance preparation and a guest appearance from last year's Music Captain! 

Click here to view.

 Mauro Giuliani – Variations 3 and 5

This is a charming piece by Italian Guitar virtuoso Mauro Giuliani (1781 - 1829). Charlie (Year 9) and Matthew (Year 8) performed this work with Anne Walters' beautiful photographs of fragrant spring flowers interwoven throughout the clip. 

Watch the performance here.

Middle School String Quartet 

Middle School musicians Hamish, William on violin, Joshua (Year 8), viola and cellist Derrick (Year 7) have created a recording of the Finale of David Stone's Miniature String Quartet No.2. This project was part of the Elva Allan evening of chamber music which takes place in September every year. Thanks to Mr Campbell Phillips for the wonderful video.

The video can be viewed here.

Senior School Guitar Ensemble

The Senior School Guitar Ensemble worked hard during lockdown, tackling the 80s classic The Final Countdown by Europe. We thoroughly enjoyed their group performance, edited by guitar teacher Mr Jamie McGee. 

You can view the performance here.