On Sunday 4 February the annual Feel@Home in The Hague Fair took place in the atrium of the municipality of The Hague. The International School of The Hague was represented in many ways. We had a stand where we were able to meet with prospective parents and answer some of the questions they had. Various student groups showed the projects and work they are involved with. They can be very proud of themselves!
By Joy Davis
Back by popular demand, the ISH Orchestra and Choir were asked to open the day. They did a fantastic job. It wowed all the guests and showed what talented musicians we have at the school, and the talented teachers who lead them.
They performed a number of songs, not least a little sneak preview of the school Opera that they will perform in June. Below you find a clip of their performance of "The writing's on the wall" by Sam Smith - always a crowd pleaser, with beautiful vocals by Maya Nelson Rowntree.
The International School of The Hague had a stand at the fair as well. It was in the education section of the fair, near the other international Stichting schools: The European School and Rijnlands Oegstgeest, and close to The British School of The Netherlands (BSN) and The International School of Delf (ISD). Some familiar faces from school took time out to stop by and say hello. It was lovely to see them.
The ISH Silverback engineering team got to showcase their car...or rather a part of it. It was good exposure for them and will hopefully lead to some sponsorship.
The entire IB Career Related Program team was there. The students took this opportunity to raise money for one of their projects. These engaging and motivated students managed to raise a lot. Well done team!
This is a little while ago, but it is definitely worth a mention as one of the Year's Orchestra highlights. 130 students from Y7 to 13 performed at the Classical Winter Concert on 3 December. The programme included student compositions, songs in various languages, a guzheng solo, and instrumental music ranging from Purcell and Mozart to jazz and contemporary music.
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Last December 13th our annual Winter Gala Concert took place. In front of a full Malcolm Davies Auditorium (MDA) the ISH Primary children amazed all parents and teachers present displaying their talents, hard work, and musicality. The audience had the pleasure of listening to a very varied music programme.
First, our ISH Primary Orchestra played a number of seasonal songs. This year, our Mid-school Choir was able to include children from years 2 to 4. Even though their last two rehearsals had to be cancelled due to all sorts of December events (snow, Sinterklaas etc.) the children performed beautifully!
The Upper School Choir has been working very hard on mastering harmony singing. We were all delighted to see how much progress they had made and fun they had on stage.
Finally, the ISH Primary Rock Band closed the night with an impressive performance of two pop songs. They managed to perform without their bandleader, Mr. Fennis which is a sign of the quality of our young musicians!I would like to ask for parents to share any beautiful pictures they might have made of the event with me, so that I can add them to the music room "Wall of Fame" (email@example.com)
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