The first ESF Festival of Music took place this week bringing together musicians from across ESF secondary schools. Over 40 Island School students took part in three concerts across different ESF schools (South Island, Renaissance College and Sha Tin College). The students worked with ESF music teachers and professional musicians, rehearsing for two days before the evening concerts.
Eunice Ng 8F, participated in the Sinfonia String Orchestra at the Tuesday concert. She said, “We worked really hard, the conductors expected so much from us. The music was really difficult but we practiced hard and performed really well.”
Shivank Kotkar 12N, an IB Music student who sang in the ESF Choral Concert, said “It was fun to meet people from different schools, the rehearsals really helped to improve my singing.”
Joseph Travers, Head of Music at Island School, said that the ESF Festival of Music is a “unique opportunity for students and staff to collaborate across the foundation, we all learn so much from working with other musicians. Congratulations to all the students who worked so hard during the festival.”
He thanked his music colleagues Phil Tudor and Winnie Cho for all their support organising the event. And gave a special thanks to Debra Jones, the Head of Music and Performance Director at South Island School, who managed the whole festival.
Dates for your diary:
- Island School Spring Concert Tuesday 26 March
- Spring Festival 30 March