After many weeks of strenuous practice and rehearsals, on the 9th of June, the music students of Covenant Christian School presented a wonderful evening of music in the School Hall. The audience filled the hall, taking up over 300 seats, excited to see the many talented performances. It was a night filled with the displays of many talents, and fun – open to family, friends, and the general public to enjoy. The night opened with the Year 12 music students singing a beautiful acapella version of the song ‘Because’ by the Beatles. Performances ranged from primary aged students performing various ensembles (string and concert bands), to Year 12’s each performing a piece for their HSC performance exam.
Backstage had many nervous and excited young performers all anticipating their turn on stage, but ultimately ready to just have a good time. The Year 12’s especially, had mixed emotions, relieved after performing but sad that it was to be their last Evening of Music.
Some highlights from ‘The Evening of Music
The Emcees for the night, Bethany and Elisa introduced the Training band and strings who displayed their new instrument skills performing for the first time to an audience. It was very exciting to see their progress after less than half a year of learning their instruments.
The elective Music classes each presented a piece. The massive year 10 music class was split into two groups to accommodate the overwhelming numbers of the enthusiastic and talented musicians in the class. One half performed the ever-popular Kings of Leon’s ‘Use Somebody’, with the other half playing a tight, jazzy ‘Moondance’ by Van Morrison.
Year 9 performed a version of ‘Clair De Lune’ with 3 pianists and a bassist. Year 11 treated us to a medley from the musical ‘Rent’, and the vocal ensemble presented a medley of the classic, hit musical, ‘Les Miserables’, while Yr 12 each performed one of their HSC pieces.
Overall it was a great night where the music students got to use their gifts for the audience to enjoy.