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Orchestra Festival

Judith Bell —

Chisnallwood is taking part in the High School Orchestra Festival next week, including the Wednesday Sept 20 free Gala concert!

The Chisnallwood school orchestra is very fortunate to be part of the Christchurch High School's Orchestra Festival for the first time!

There are three parts to the festival:

1. Rehearsal

Two Christchurch Symphony Orchestra members will attend our rehearsal this Friday and give some tips and initial feedback.

2. Performance and Workshop 

Tuesday night, Sept 19th, our orchestra will perform an entire set of music at St Margaret's School at 7pm followed by a workshop from 7.25-8.25pm. Our programme is: Mozart Sonata, Theme from Harry Potter, Amazing Grace with bagpipe feature, Pink Panther and Soul Bossa Nova.

3. Gala Concert

Wednesday night, Sept 20th, is the Gala concert at St Margaret's College from 7.30-9.30pm where all the school orchestras taking part in the festival perform only one item each. This is a free concert and a great snapshot of high school orchestras. We encourage parents to attend. The programme is as follows:

Burnside Orchestra

Chch Girls' & Boys' High Strings

Chisnallwood Intermediate Orchestra

Burnside Junior Strings

Rangi Ruru Sinfonia

St Margaret's College/Christ's College Orchestra

Christchurch Girls' & Boys' High Orchestra

Christchurch High Schools' Regional Orchestra

Christchurch Youth Orchestra (Age 16-25)