Vocal Night

The second Vocal Night was held on October 6 and started off with the McKinnon Choir singing ‘Falling Slowly’ accompanied by the Senior Strings organised by Misha Machlak. Misha also organised the string arrangement himself. They also sang the Madden Bros song, ‘We Are Done’ with our resident rock band, ‘Sons of Daniel’.

Thanks to Demi Hu for accompanying the choir and David Qu for accompanying the senior Singers throughout this semester.The rest of the night went smoothly, one highlight being the comic Gendarmes’ Duet by Offenbach sung by Yr 9 brothers James and
William Hardy. Kira Brooks and Jordan Walters-Brown were able to impress us with their self-accompanying skills and Ava Sillon sang with a soft, real jazzy voice.

The Year 11s and 12s sang beautifully in Act 2. King and Jack in particular stood out with two dramatically strong songs from the musical ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ while Eliana Adler gave us a very expressive rendition of Adele’s, ‘He Won’t Go’.

The evening closed with two numbers by the accomplished Senior Singers, including Lorde’s ‘Royals’.

It was a very satisfying night for all. Thank you especially to Nick Xanthoudakis for his team doing
sound, lighting and film and Andrew Krause for photos. Also thank you to James Hackett-Smith and
the rest of the World Challenge students who provided supper, and to Tess Hodgson and Amy Thit
who were the MCs for the night. As well thank you to Ms Su Rogerson, Paulina Vayenas and King Chen who stepped in at the very last minute to do stage management!!!!

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