Kelston Chamber Group Concert

On the evening of Thursday 24th August the annual Kelston Chamber Group Concert was held in the school hall.  It was a successful and well-attended concert which enabled our Kelston community and parents to experience and celebrate the learning and successes of our students and local musical groups. There were a variety of performances on the night by the Kelston Chamber Group, NCEA soloists, small ensemble groups, and the Kelston Chamber Group was joined by approximately 30 performers (primary/intermediate-aged performers from the Kelston area).  Performances ranged from Tchaikovsky’s ‘1812 Overture’ to Adele’s Rolling in the Deep’ providing the audience with a range of traditional and contemporary musical pieces.  With more than 20 pieces being performed throughout the evening, the audience was spoilt for choice and were able to experience the full breadth of the musical talent within the Kelston community.

On Wednesday 26 July 2017 a group of Junior and Senior Music students attended a concert organized by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra at the Town Hall.  They thoroughly enjoyed the talk from the charismatic conductor and the amazing performance by the orchestra.

On Friday 4 August 2017 a group of Year 11 and Year 12 Music students visited the University of Auckland’s School of Music. During this comprehensive tour, students were taken around the School of Music practice and performance spaces, recording studio, tutorial and lecture rooms, plus the specialist music library.  At the end of the tour, we were treated to one of the School of Music’s lunchtime student concerts.  It was a great opportunity for us to meet and greet with the lecturers and students at the University of Auckland. 

On Thursday 6 July, our Music students were treated to a performance and a Q & A session with the School of Music (University of Auckland) Jazz ensemble “Pleasure Dome 5”
The group presented a small concert to our students, followed by a short presentation and Q&A session.  The visit was to provide information about careers in Music and study opportunities at the University of Auckland; it also enabled the group to showcase their work and achievements.