Talented concert line-up
Music plays a vital role at Palmerston North Girls’ High. In a year, members of the school’s various music groups can play up to 60 performances at various venues around the city.
Next Tuesday evening, the school’s Huia Centre hosts Bring Bach the Beat 1, the first of three concerts to bring this legion of musical talent together.
Concert co-ordinator Karen Carter said not only is the concert series a chance for family and friends to appreciate the young musicians, but also for their peers involved in other diverse musical projects, to catch up with what everybody else is doing.
The school calendar is so packed that this term is the only chance to hold the series.
‘‘It gives them valuable stage experience too. You can’t have too much of that.’’
Among the dozen or so groups will be rock duo Fruit Juice Parade, who played last week’s Massey open day and won the people’s choice award at the local Rockquest finals; highly rated choral group The Cantatrices; chamber group the Vivace Trio; the school jazz band, and the string orchestra.
‘‘We started with one concert, but there are just so many groups wanting to take part, we now have three.’’
Bring Bach the Beat 1 is at the Huia Centre next Wednesday 16 at 7pm with $5 and $3 tickets available at the school.
Annabelle Orwin-Higgs, Amber Joseph and Eden Waru are members of Girls’ High chamber group Guitastrophe.