Spec­tac­u­lar dis­play of mu­si­cal tal­ents

Sunshine Coast Daily - - LIFE -

MORE than 200 stu­dents put on a mag­nif­i­cent mu­si­cal per­for­mance at their an­nual Spring Spec­tac­u­lar end-of-year con­cert at Good Shep­herd Lutheran Col­lege.

The stu­dents per­formed to a crowd of 400 fam­ily and friends, and the con­cert fea­tured some­thing for every­one from clas­si­cal to mod­ern, pre­sent­ing the mu­si­cal tal­ents of stu­dents from Prep to Year 12.

The evening started with a mod­ern num­ber by the Ju­nior Strings with a ren­di­tion of Clocks by Cold­play. Not to be out­shone, the Year 4 Band show­cased its promis­ing tal­ent by per­form­ing the Aus­tralian Wal­laby Hop.

“These stu­dents are part of our Year 4 In­stru­men­tal Pro­gram, where ev­ery Year 4 stu­dent gets the chance to learn an in­stru­ment of their choice for the year. Each week the stu­dents have a small group and en­sem­ble les­son,” act­ing di­rec­tor of mu­sic James Tomkins said.

The sec­ond part of the evening fea­tured a grand fi­nale per­for­mance with all mu­sic groups on stage as well as the Ju­nior and Mid­dle School Choirs and the Se­nior Vo­cal Group per­form­ing Hey Jude by Paul McCart­ney and John Len­non.

“It was an ab­so­lutely won­der­ful ex­pe­ri­ence to par­tic­i­pate in such a large per­for­mance by so many stu­dents of such vary­ing ages,” Mr Tomkins said.

“For the grand fi­nale, we had seven con­duc­tors di­rect­ing over 200 stu­dents, both play­ing mu­si­cal in­stru­ments and singing.

“This con­cert is the high­light of our mu­si­cal cal­en­dar and fea­tures the cul­mi­na­tion of many hours of prac­tice and com­mit­ment by all the stu­dents, staff and par­ents.”

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

Josh Ap­pleby con­ducts stu­dents at the Spring Spec­tac­u­lar.

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