King's in the Choral Academy
The above King's students (pictured with Choir Leader Steven Rapana) have been participating in the NZ Youth Choir Choral Academy during the school holidays.
Well done to Kahnyell Talamaivao (Year 12, Peart), Krishna Peddinti (Year 11, Major), Joshua Bamfield (Year 12, Major) and Helen Cai (Year 12, Taylor)! We're proud to have King's College so well represented.
Behind the scenes for KBB
Due to COVID-19 disruption, the KBB 2020 Band & Orchestra Showcase (an online event) took the place of the annual KBB Music Festival.
School groups participating in the online event created a 'behind the scenes' video, and we're delighted to announce that the King's College Symphony Orchestra won this category.
The group has decided to donate their prize of a KBB gift card to a local school so that they are able to buy music gear.
View their tongue-in-cheek video here.
Mr Artley wins with Matariki
Congratulations to Teacher of Music Mr Chris Artley who has won the open category of the Compose Aotearoa 2020 National Choral Composition Competition with a piece titled Matariki.
The New Zealand Youth Choir rehearsed the piece over the weekend.
Pictured above in the front row from left to right are Michael Stewart (Deputy Music Director), David Squire (Director) and Chris Artley (composer). They will be giving the world premiere of Mr Artley's piece in Whangarei this coming Friday. Click here for more information.