GSIS Spring Concert & Performing Art Awards 2017

On a foggy March evening, the Ingrid Buchholtz Hall was lit up in warmth by vibrant music, elegant ballet, and many celebratory moments.

The event started with a mix of theme songs from the popular animated film, “How To Train Your Dragon”, taking the audience off to a magical start. Throughout the concert, our students performed For Good from renowned musical, “Wicked,” Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen, Overture from “The Marriage of Figaro” by Mozart and more. They also played movements from “RoQuiem”, a requiem in rock featuring Tim (Y11) as solo guitarist. Finalists from the Musician of the Year 2017, Justin (Y12), Misha (Y11), Andrea (Y07), and Grace (Y11) were also featured in the concert, showcasing their violin, marimba, and singing talents, respectively.

Other than delivering performances of high standards, the GSIS Spring Concert 2017 was also the occasion to honour outstanding individuals with the GSIS ‘Arts Leadership’ Award and the GSIS ‘Musician of the Year’ Award. Roger (Y13) received both awards to recognise his tireless work in chairing the GSIS Music Ambassadors (GMA) over the years and his talents in conducting the orchestra, band, and choir. He, along with other GMA leaders, will be graduating from GSIS this school year, and we are forever grateful to have had their contributions to the Music department.

Not only did we say good bye to a number of our Y13 student performers, we are also bid farewell to Mr Florian Mair, Head of Music (GSD) as he participated in his last joint stream concert at GSIS. After conducting the Overture from “The Marriage of Figaro”, Herr Mair received a standing ovation from our students and Mr Gleeson gave a touching speech praising his colleague.

Throughout the concert, the audience was captivated by the energy and emotion flowing through each piece, beaming with proud smiles on their faces as their loved ones performed. The concert truly reflected the dedication and cultured talents of our students.

Congratulations to all student award winners – continue to put in the effort in doing what you love.

Thank you to all student performers, GSIS Music Ambassadors, and teachers for putting together such an enjoyable concert!

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