by Andrew Constable

Huge talent displayed at “Good Vibrations” concert

On Friday 10 August, the following St Paul’s students performed a very impressive musical showcase for family and friends, of the variety and depth of talent that currently exists within the school:

The Big Band (directed by Mr Tim Carpenter)

“Pick up the Pieces” arranged by Victor Lopez

“Locked out of Heaven” recorded by Bruno Mars

“Nothing From Nothing” recorded by Billy Preston

Band members:

Tom Brown, Lucas Goodwin, Ben Grant, Gustav Jooste, Lachlan Lamont, Elliot Leighton-Slater, Dhiren Naicker, Lachlan O’Neill, Christopher Penno, Campbell Smith, Geoffrey Smith, David Su, Lucas Taumoepeau, Ben Urlich, Bryden Vollebregt, Jack Walters, Nathan Walters, Dion Xue, James Yearsley

Louise van Bysterveldt (vocal solo)

“Hills and Valleys” by Tauren Wells

Simon Han (Piano Accordion)

“Liang Zhu” (The Butterfly Lovers) by Zhanghao He

Acoustic Guitar Group (Medley) accompanied by Derek Shaw

“Flaming Goat” by Nathan Aish

“Get Up” by Nathan Aish

“The Bossa Blues” by Derek Shaw

Group members:

Dillon Mulgrew, David Su, Ben Urlich, Arthur Yearsley, Max Schoen, Bobby Chungsuvanich

Michelle Kong (Classical Piano)

“Wedding Day at Trouldhaugen” by Edvard Grieg

St Paul’s Choir (directed by Mr Tim Carpenter)

Boys – “Dulaman”; Girls – “Emoni Ennen”

Choir members:

Adrian Wong, Anna Hamilton, Aidan Leuschke, Bryn Singers, Cooper Robinson, Cormac Hodson, David Koshy, Dominic Dumble, Sarah Gajzago, Geoffrey Smith, George Forte, Harry Forte, Hannah Mayer, Heath Johnson, Julia McLean, Julie Coull, Katie Grant, Ben Grant, Kitty Storey, Kobe Young, Macy Coffin, Max Fletcher, Max Watson, Orla White, Rachel McLanachan, Riley Rolton, Samuel Peoples, Siobhan Read, Seth Peake, Joanna Lin, Isabel Mallett, Sasha Patil, Michelle Kong, Isabella Bayley, Iris Ye, Raina Kim, Hannah Dawson, Dion Xue, Thomas Dele Rue and Alison Han

Sarah Gajzago (Jazz Dance)

Dancing to “Second Hand White Baby” from the Musical, “Smash”

Veronica Bagley (Cello) accompanied by Patchara Jirapanyayut

“Tarantella” by William Squire

Concert Band (directed by Miss Jane Spenceley)

“Encanto” by Robert W Smith

Highlights from “La La Land” by Justin Hurwitz

Band members:

Veronica Bagley, Alice Cao, Madeleine Dickie, Elliot Dixon, George Forte, Lucas Goodwin, Ben Grant, Patchara Jirapanyayut, Matthew Jones, Gustav Jooste, Michelle Kong, Lachlan Lamont, Elliot Leighton-Slater, Marcus Li, Hannah Mayer, Insia Merchant, Dhiren Naicker, Nicholas Penno, Jacob Rae, Campbell Smith, Lucas Taumoepeau, Bryden Vollebregt, Jack Walters, Orla White, Adrian Wong, Dion Xue

Piano Medley by 12 Hands

“Game of Thrones”, “Jupiter”, “Star Wars” arranged by Jack Walters

Hands of:

Jack Walters, David Su, Patchara Jirapanyayut, Michelle Kong, Orla White and Dion Xue

Hannah Dawson (Harp)

“Claire Waltz”

Dillon Mulgrew (Guitar)

“Rain” composed by Dillon Mulgrew

Victoria Chanwai (Violin) accompanied by Mr Tim Carpenter

“Czardas” by Monti

Anna Hamilton (vocal solo) accompanied by Mr Tim Carpenter

“Una Donna” by Mozart

Pacific Meadow (Rock Band)

“Head Spin” and “Hallucinogenic”, two original compositions by band members:

Bobby Chungsuvanich, Charlie Crawford, Josh Hood and Net Boonwipas

String Orchestra

Prelude from “St Paul’s Suite” by Gustav Holst

Orchestra members:

Victoria Chanwai, Adrian Wong, Orla White, Tony Wu, Harry Forte, Dion Xue, Victoria Bagley, Matthew Chanwai, George Forte

Grand Finale by El Coro Choir and String Orchestra (directed by Mr Tim Carpenter)

“Luminous Night of the Soul” by Ola Gjeilo

Special thanks must go out to Mr Peter Gilbert, Producer; Mr Tim Carpenter, Director of the Big Band and the Choir; Miss Jane Spenceley, Director of the Concert Orchestra; Dr Jason McGrath, Compere and to Lachlan Coleman for his excellent work with IT on the night.