Welcome back to what I hope is going to be another excellent year of music-making and performances. Orchestra rehearsals will re-commence on Monday 12th September @ 4.30 in the Orchestra room. For the Leman Festival concert on January 22nd 2012, we will be performing the following music:
George Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue
Soloists: Cillian Copeland, Peter Ryan
Michael Giacchino - Music from 'The Incredibles'
Karl Jenkins – Adiemus
Andrew Lloyd-Webber - Phantom of the Opera, Overture and Music of the Night
We will also be defending our title as last year's winners of the Wesley College Interschools Orchestra competition with 'The Incredibles'. Further details will be supplied later in the Academic year.
If you are a second year who plays any orchestral instrument, you are invited to join regardless of how long you have been playing your instrument or what grade you are at. We endeavour to play music that is interesting, fun and rewarding. Should you find that your part is too difficult, then let me know. Your contribution to the Orchestra is recognised as just as important as a Fifth or Sixth year. Similarly, if you happen to be a 'superstar' who would like a more challenging part, this can be arranged. I would also like to draw your attention to the individual music lesson form that is available in the second year recreational area. This is a unique opportunity to avail of expert tuition within the College itself.
Finally, a word about commitment to the Orchestra. If you are keen to be part of the whole project, then regular rehearsal attendance is necessary. Should another activity (e.g. Rugby, Basketball) clash with the rehearsal time(s) then please speak to Ms. O’Kane or me and we will work out a solution.
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