Following on from the success of last year’s FOBISIA Youth Choir of HCMC, this year we were lucky enough to have both an Orchestra and a Choir. Along with students from BIS HCMC, there were also students participating from BVIS and ABCIS in the concert entitled ‘Across the Universe’.
Our students performed beautifully and it was fantastic to see the collaboration between the different schools.
During Term 3, the students rehearsed the pieces separately at their own schools and on Friday we got together for the first time, spending the whole day rehearsing in preparation for the evening concert. Our students performed beautifully and it was fantastic to see the collaboration between the different schools. Some of the chosen music was quite challenging, from Gustav Holst’s ‘Mars’ performed by Orchestra, David Bowe’s ‘Mars Man Space Star’ performed by the Choir to John Rutter’s ‘For the Beauty of the Earth’ performed by both Orchestra and Choir. We are excited about seeing the FOBISIA Youth Choir and Orchestra of HCMC grow even further in the years to come. Next year’s concert is already being planned and will be hosted by BVIS in June 2019.
Emma Husband, Assistant Head of Music