20th Anniversary Performing Arts Showcase Concludes the Term to Great Acclaim

The Auditorium rang with sounds of the Hallelujah Chorus sung by a massed choir of over 100 voices including students from the Primary and Secondary Division last week, as well as teaching and administrative staff. The singers were accompanied by the AISHK orchestra, and together they provided a fitting finale to conclude a dynamic celebration of our 20th anniversary.

During the evening the audience travelled back in time with lead actors Dana Free and Edward Bennett, who explored the school from the early days in Boundary Street through to the building of our Kowloon Tong school campus and our subsequent growth. Through a wonderful original script penned by our talented Directors Mrs Lindsay Bennie and Ms Lynda Lemmon, along with images put together on the big screen by our administrative assistant Ms Daphne Tse, we revisited some of the highlights of our 20-year journey as a school. The Drama troupe also included a wonderful ensemble of Jade Busch, Chloe Kopec, Lucy Fenton, Tonia Yau, Grace van Geest, Michael Tan, Charlotte McGrory, Felix Wong, Ana Milliner-Parsons and Kashish Mahbubani.

The AISHK Orchestra, under the baton of Mr Peter Stapleton, performed the exciting 'Back to the Future' music from the movies of the same name, along with two of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition piece – 'The Old Castle' and 'Promenade'. Special mention should be made of orchestral soloists Nicholas Yuan on saxophone, Andrew Pu on flute and Iris Yuan on trumpet.

The Primary Choir, conducted by Mrs Esta Styles, presented favourites from several musicals, including 'Consider Yourself' from Oliver and 'So Long Farewell' from The Sound of Music. The vocal ensemble entertained with the Billy Joel favourite 'River of Dreams' with soloist Dana Free, as well as two songs from the musical Wicked with soloists Brigitte Hunt, Venetia Lee, Tonia Yau and Kashish Mahbubani.

Instrumental soloists Geraldine Le on piano and Chloe Lam on clarinet thrilled the audience with their playing of Mozart's Clarinet concerto, and the Jazz Band opened proceedings with an exciting bracket of pieces out in the Atrium, supported by two of our instrumental teachers Mr Ringo Cheung and Mr Desmund Tse.

The Anniversary Flag Dance presented by the Year 4 to Year 6 students back in February at the Anniversary Commemorative Event was featured on the big screen, and it was lovely to be able to see our anniversary dance troupe once again in action, choreographed so beautifully by Mr Warren Roma.

We thank our hard working technical team led by our Performing Arts technician Mr Paul Ng, alumni students Thomas Chiu and Chester Siu, and current students Andrew Pu, Brayden Lo and Johnathan Lau. We also extend a special thank you to our Development Office for our marketing and promotional material provided by Mr Alasdair Ong and Ms Rochelle Bargo.

Congratulations to all students involved in such a magnificent event and a big thank you to all the staff who performed and supported the event behind the scenes.

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Graeme Tyler | Head of Performing Arts