Taking note of Christ’s College in concert

01 Apr 2023

Delivering an “incredibly demanding programme of music”, some of the finest young classical musicians in Christchurch have delighted the audience at the Annual Combined Schools’ Orchestral Extravaganza in the Assembly Hall.

Hosted by College, the concert also includes the musical talents of St Margaret’s College and Rangi Ruru Girls’ School.

College Director of Music Robert Aburn says all the students have performed extremely well, navigating a range of demanding pieces.

“Equally, the students have gained a great deal from their public performances, with the audience clearly enjoying the evening.”

The Christ’s College and St Margaret’s College Orchestra – led by Joshua Hooker – opened the concert with Millennium by Richard Meyer and The Rites of Tamburo by Robert W. Smith. Next up was the Combined String Orchestra performing Adagio for Strings by Samuel Barber and Scherzo from Symphony No 2 by Beethoven.

The concert came to a close with the Combined Orchestra performing Marche Slave by Tchaikovsky and Children of Sanchez by Chuck Mangione.