Arts for Africa is a night where we showcase the amazing talent of students across the College, and raise funds and awareness for the Light up Ahead school in Zambia.
This year’s event was a spectacular night, with a wide range of performances of drama, dance, choirs, bands and solo musicians. The Year 3 and 4 choir opened the show, and the Year 5 and 6 choir performed their song, O Happy Day. The College’s Jazz Band and the Drum Corp both performed excellent pieces, for many of the young members of the Concert Band it was their first public performance ever!
Brother and sister Lachlan and Madison Hanley added some ‘rock’ to the night with their instrumental performance. This year’s Youth on Health dance entry performed their piece, which was choreographed depicting the theme of resilience, for the audience. Year 12 student Jarrett Walton performed an expert tap dance routine to the classic tune of Mr Bojangles. Year 12 Drama students Quinn Martin and Flynn Voight engaged the audience with performances of their intense monologue pieces from the play Antigone. Senior School choirs Swan Song, The Crew and Spiritus performed brilliantly, and a combined choir, who sang a South African folk song, Senzenina, concluded the night.
Overall, the night was very enjoyable. $2300 was raised to support missions in Zambia, and individual attendees sponsored nine Zambian children from the Light up Ahead school.
Special thanks to the teachers and tutors who have been working very hard with their students all year to achieve this level of performances, and who put in extra effort to make this night happen.
Mr Simon James
Director of Performing Arts