Sunday, February 16th was the annual Musical Sunday Matinee, hosted by the American School of The Hague (ASH) and the Messiaskerk in Wassenaar. Our ISH Viva Voce Choir was once again invited as a guest performer, alongside the ASH Quartet Vocal Ensemble, ASH High School Choir and ASH Community Choir.
Every group delivered spectacular performances as they showcased their repertoire, which included "Bhombela", "Sing" and "Misty" from Viva Voce. At the end of the concert, the audience was surprised with a joint-performance from all the performers, who finished the event off with "How Can I Keep From Singing". The grand finale was met with a round of applause and it was a great way to wrap up the concert.
This concert allowed both schools and the Messiaskerk to connect with the local community through music and it truly brought people together. It was an amazing experience not only for the audience, but for the performers too. A big thank you to the ASH Music teachers and the Messiaskerk staff for making this event possible.
We hope to collaborate with ASH again next year, and can't wait to see what's in store for the next Musical Sunday Matinee.
"This year's performance at the Messiaskerk was truly something special. The opportunity to sing in a church is something extremely unique as we normally do concerts in an auditorium. Due to the fact we were singing in a church, the acoustics were extremely beautiful but we had to adapt the delivery of some of the songs to fit better with the gorgeous echo given by the church. While singing along with the other choirs was fun, I found the best parts were when we were only ISH and the support we provided each other throughout the day." - Kiki Kelder 11B
"The performance at the Messiaskerk was a special and amazing experience for me and I'm sure the rest of Voice Voce would agree with me. We were able to perform the three songs we had arranged and we had a lot of fun doing it along with just performing in a church which had the amazing acoustics we had heard so much about. I think the best part was all the choirs singing together." - Joshua Wright 7B