Performing Arts Update Term 2

Sinarella Production
In the last two weeks of April, Year 11 student Adyhana Urika Filifilia performed as a part of the Sinarella Production at the Māngere Arts Centre.

Sinarella was a heartfelt twist on the fairy-tale story, Cinderella, performed with a South Auckland flavour. Not only was Adyhana a part of the ensemble cast, she also was featured as a vocal soloist in a pivotal part of the production, performing a stunning rendition of the song, “Rise Up” by Andra Day. Despite a demanding rehearsal schedule and a total of 15 public shows, Adyhana thrived in the spotlight and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Sinarella Production

APO Discovery Concert Trip
On Wednesday 1 May, 45 of our Year 10 Music students were treated to a Discovery Concert by the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra at the Auckland Town Hall.

They explored the importance of musical form and structure featuring works by Mozart, Beethoven, Faure and a piece written by APO Rising Star Young Composer of the year, Reuben Rameke. The musical journey our students were taken on was both inspirational and informative for their own compositional work in regard to how they might structure their own musical ideas. Significantly, they got to see the APO in all their glory and visit the glorious Town Hall venue: an experience that broadened many horizons.

Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra

NZ Music Month 2019
Our music students were invited to perform for a special NZ Music Month Showcase Concert at Māngere East Library, on Tuesday 28 March.
It was a fantastic performance goal for our music students to work towards, and it was a fun and supportive platform for them to let their talent shine.
The audience was treated to a variety of performances by both junior and senior music students, including the ‘Dolce’ and ‘Local Vocals’ Vocal Quartets, VIA Trio, Noteworthy Choir and a beautiful guitar duo by Agnes Talataina and Esther Andrews.