The long awaited Westlake Gala Concert was able to take place with a restricted live audience of 100, thanks to an event endorsement from the Ministry of Education.
A total of 15 music ensembles from both WGHS and WBHS Music Departments shared their hard work and musical talents across two concerts, which were also livestreamed. The livestream drew audiences from all around the world and is still able to be viewed on the ‘Friends of Westlake Music’ Facebook page (now up to 4.3K views!) The standard of performances was exceptionally high despite the huge disruption to regular rehearsals and annual music festivals from COVID-19.
Our music students and directors thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to perform in front of a live audience – our WGHS run groups include:
Choralation Choir – directed by Rowan Johnston
Cantare Choir – directed by Fiona Wilson
Cigno Voce Choir – directed by Rachel Carson
Nota Bella Choir – directed by Helen Acheson
Westlake Symphony Orchestra – directed by David Squire
Westlake Chamber Orchestra – directed by Miranda Adams
Taharoto Orchestra – directed by Fleur Knowles
Westlake Girls Symphonic Band – directed by Jono Howan