5 Dec 2018

Students Perform at “Light Up A Life” Concert at St John’s Cathedral

The Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Choir performed in the festive ‘Light Up A Life’ concert at St John’s Cathedral on Tuesday 4 December. They performed works including Purcell’s ‘Christmas Concerto’, which featured Nathan Cheng (10R) on trumpet, Eric Whitacre’s ‘Glow’ and ‘Sleigh Ride’ by Peter Martin. Kate Sommerville, Head of Wilberforce House, attended the evening and said, “The concert was wonderful, the choir and orchestra were amazing. ‘Somewhere Only We Know’ was a great arrangement and the enjoyment of the students was very evident.”

The event also featured performances from the Hong Kong Welsh Male Voice Choir. They performed festive songs including an energetic version of ‘Gaudete’ and a humorous version of ‘Jingle Bells’. Ex-Island School student Elizabeth Stewart sang a rendition of ‘Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Pie Jesu’. All the musicians joined forces at the end of the concert to lead traditional Christmas Carols – sung with enthusiasm by the 600 strong audience.
Mr. Joseph Travers, Head of Music said, “Congratulations to all the students, it was a really professional performance and they demonstrated the highest level of musicality. Thank you to Mr Tudor for conducting the orchestra and to Winnie Cho for all her hard work organising the event.”
The Island School Chamber Orchestra and Choir will be performing alongside our junior choir at the Winter Gala this Friday.

‘Light Up A Life’ is a festive concert in support of the Society for the Promotion of Hospice Care which raises funds for its Jockey Club Home for Hospice in Sha Tin – a care home for 30 patients to live out their final days or weeks in dignity and as comfortably as possible. Half the beds are available at a heavily subsidised rate for those that need them. Visit http://www.hospicecare.org.hk for more information or to make a donation.