Our students are in the final rehearsal phase for the school’s annual performing arts Showcase evening at Sydney Town Hall next Wednesday evening. More than 200 students are participating in the not-to-be-missed performance event of the year, which sold out last year.
School Captain and solo cellist Noah Oshiro says the Showcase theme, Hopeful, “represents the Music and Drama departments in general, which are developing a lot at the moment. In terms of going forward, we’re very hopeful about the future”.
This year is the 10th Showcase evening for Noah and it’s going to be a special evening for him. “The repertoire that was chosen for this year is very, very good, all in the Hopeful theme,” he says. “Everyone is really looking forward to it, but at the same time it’s always very stressful [in this final preparation stage].”
Angus Hook (Year 12) is also excited about his final major music performance as a student. “I’m actually pretty excited,” he said. “There’s so much that we’ve got packed into two-and-a-half hours at the moment. There’s such a massive variety. After six years of doing Showcase, and having it build up year after year, and having a greater role in the ensembles, this is my final hurrah. But yeah, it’s really sad that it’s going to be over soon.”
The performances include pieces from the 2018 major drama production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and massed performances with the Big Band, Community Choir, and various orchestras, choirs and quartets.
“It’s a must-see evening!” said Music Captain Ava Stael.
Showcase 2018 is on Wednesday 27 June at Sydney Town Hall, from 6pm. Bookings are essential at: www.trybooking.com/WAHI