On Thursday 30th May, over 150 students performed to packed theatre of delighted parents. The showcase was a chance for students to show the fruit of all their hard work during Semester 2 ECAs.
The showcase is start with the choir singing “Obwisana”, be accompanied by the African drum and the maracas, and children’s voice is full with power, and later choir sang a Chinese song “Pear flower bloom again”with choir member Justin’s guitar playing. You can see children’s face expression and feel they are full engaged. It made audience indulge in their beautiful voices.
The Nacis Jazz Band performed 3 famous tunes on the summer showcase. Moanin, a passionate piece from Art Blakey on the opening piece for Jazz band. Second tune, Moon river is one of the famous jazz balled in the history. It sounds like people dancing in the sky of river, and feeling so soft and smooth. The performance end on the piece of You are the sunshine of my life from the great Stevie Wonder, and it brought sunshine with much joy to the audience at that night.
In between other acts, Grade 6 Drama students thrilled us with short comedy sketches. The scenes included 10 people stuck in a lift, 3 boys who don’t know how to dance at the school disco and two girls who have fallen out but don’t know why. These expressive performances, delivered in English and with great confidence, were professionally performed. In the second act, Grade 7-8 students showed an extract of A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare, taking on a challenging text and showing some great talent and perseverance.