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Combined concert delights audience

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

St Michael's Collegiate School and The Hutchins School's Combined Concert "Baroque to Jazz".

It's not often the residents of Hobart get the opportunity to experience a high quality musical event featuring pieces which span centuries and traverse an array of genres. As such, it was an excited audience of around 500 which gathered at St David's Cathedral to attend St Michael's Collegiate School and The Hutchins School's Combined Concert "Baroque to Jazz" held at the end of Term 2. The audience was rewarded with a platter of musical treats ranging from Baroque to Barbershop. Outstanding acoustics highlighted the outstanding performances of all students. Performances included:

Combined Schools Brass Ensemble
Sonata (from Sonate et Canzoni Libro Sesto, Venice 1636) - Giovanni Battista Buonamente
Fever - arr. Joe Cook

Collegiate Year 7 Marimba Ensemble
Sakura - arr. Gerard Van de Geer
Chinese Ribbon Song - Carl Orff

Collegiate Year 8 Marimba Ensemble & Hutchins Saxophone Quintet
Two 2 Tango -  arr. Gerard  Van de Geer
Sway -  arr. Gerard  Van de Geer

Collegiate String Quartet
Canzonetta - Felix Mendelssohn

Collegiate Years 5/6 Choir & Middle School Belles & Hutchins Treble Singers
Walking in His Care - Henry Blake
A Disney Silly Sing-Along - arr. Allan Bilingsley

Collegiate Years 7/8 Choir
From "Seussical The Musical" - Stephen Flaherty and Lyn Ahrens
Solla Sollew
Oh the Thinks You Can Think

Hutchins Piano Ensemble 4 - 6 - 8
Galop-Marche - Albert Lavignac

Hutchins Senior Choir
Johnny Schmoker - Traditional, arr. James Rodde

Combined Schools Senior Choir
The Lord's Prayer - David Fanshawe
I'm Gonna Sing 'Til the Spirit Moves - Moses Hogan

Combined Schools Big Band
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy - Don Rae & Hughie Prince (with Collegiate Senior Choir)
Libertango - Astor Piazzolla, arr. Michael Philip Mossman
Birdland - Josef Zawinul, arr. Michael Sweeney

Collegiate SPA Strings
Overture, Rondeau & Aire from 'Abdelazer' - Henry Purcell

Combined Schools String Orchestra
Adagio in g minor - Tomaso Albinoni
Thomas Johnston, organ
Shepherds' Hey - Percy Grainger

Hutchins Haircutters
A Quiet Place - Ralph Carmichael, arr. Randy Crenshaw
George Jones - Yale Songbook

Combined Schools Symphonic Band
Liturgical Fanfare - Robert W Smith
Free Spirit Overture - Jerry Williams
Spy Chase - Brant Karrick

Combined Schools Orchestra
Brook Green Suite - Gustav Holst
iii.Dance
'Carmen' Suites 1 & 2 - Georges Bizet
Habañera (Suite 2)
Finale - Les toréadors (Suite 1)

Thank you to all staff and students involved in producing a brilliant concert.

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