On Wednesday 28th March, the ISH-ESH Joint Concert took place in the MDA, with the opening speech given by ISH Secondary Vice Principal, Ms Kerry Gray.
By Tomoku Ogusu
Musicians from various groups including the ISH Senior Jazz band, ISH VivaVoce, ESH Jazz Band and the ESH Choir shared their excellent musical talents in the 1 hour 30 minute-concert. A huge thank you to the ISH Parents Association, ISH Y13 Prom Committee, ISH communications Team, ISH ICT, as well as the Concierge Team and the ESH Music Department for their great support and encouragement. Our success this year has made us even more eager to host the ISH-ESH Joint Concert next year.
Some appreciative feedback from ISH students -
"I am a member of the ISH Senior Jazz Band and have been in this band for 2 years. Last week's joint concert with ISH and ESH was a huge success. Despite having little time for joint rehearsals we really managed to make a wonderful performance out of it. It was also a good mix of different pieces which made the concert enjoyable until the very end. I think it's always fun to watch and listen to other musicians perform their songs but playing with them really made this concert extra special. Even though I'll be leaving ISH this year I hope that this was the first of many more ISH/ESH concerts in the future." -ISH Y13 Maurita Bloembergen-
"The concert was an amazing experience, especially since the ISH and ESH music department collaborated for the first time and seeing different groups from both schools coming together was incredible. I'm part of ISH' Viva Voce choir and we don't always collaborate with other groups in the music department so, performing with the ISH jazz band as well as ESH was definitely a breath of fresh air. Each performance that night was outstanding and I was hooked on every moment, from the 2 jazz bands' "Watermelon Man", to ESH choir's "Evening Rise", to the teachers' duets... everything was enjoyable. As for our part, I hope Viva Voce' hard work these past few months had paid off and we had provided the audience with enjoyable performances; I personally don't know how we did exactly but it was a nice reward when a stranger I met after the concert praised us and said how much she enjoyed the event. Overall, I must say there was never a dull moment that evening." -ISH Y10 Audrey Nguyen-