Sublime orchestral movements

06 Apr 2018

The Christ’s College, St Margaret’s College and Rangi Ruru Girls’ School annual Orchestral Extravaganza held an appreciative audience spellbound on the evening of Wednesday 4 April.

The concert opened with a Combined Concert Band playing Copland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man” and closed with the Combined Orchestra playing Tchaikovsky’s “Marche Slave” and “La Suerte de Los Tontos” by Richards.

After five years in the Christ’s College/St Margaret’s College Orchestra, it was the last time Year 13 student and first violinist Jack Tyler could play at this event. “It was fantastic, I’m very happy to have been a part of it. The combined full orchestra was the absolute highlight of the concert, as a performer it was the best moment of the night. The full effect of the full orchestra really showed the depth of talent of musicians from the three schools. I wasn’t expecting it to be of such high quality, I’m delighted it was.”

Director of Music Robert Aburn says it is a testament to the skills of the musicians that such an event can be staged so successfully following only one combined rehearsal and it is a pleasure working with his colleagues at Rangi Ruru and St Margaret’s to make it happen.