Last night (Thursday, 1 August) saw the Union High School hall overflowing with excitement, enthusiasm and entertainment. The annual Evening of Music was a wonderful showcase of the different music groups here at Union.
From our primary choir and marimba band, through to our senior pianists and violinists, all our musicians demonstrated passion and commitment in the lead up to this fabulous night, culminating in a spectacular evening of performances.
Under the baton of Union’s Department of Music staff, Mmes. Sanette Brink, Zelda van Rooyen and Karmin van der Walt, this evening has become the highlight of the school’s cultural calendar – an event not to be missed.
To start, the primary choir set the tone and standard with their rendition of “You’ll be in my heart” and “All I need to know”. Union’s pianists then played a series of beautiful works such as the English folk song “Greensleeves” as well as newer songs like “Faded” by Alan Walker.
Following excellent performances by our violinists, a string ensemble – which showcased the skill of ensemble playing – and several talented soloists who graced us with their beautiful voices, the senior choir treated the audience to a heartfelt choral performance, singing “Let the river run” and “Amavolovo”.
A combined performance by the primary and high school choirs with a rendition of “Hallelujah” ended off the evening.
The event truly featured a kaleidoscope of musical items with something for everyone to enjoy. Congratulations to all those who took part and a big thank you to our many supporters, parents and friends who came along to enjoy the evening.
If you missed this concert, make a “note” not to miss next year’s Music Evening!