Our Year 10 music students and Nota Bella Choir visited three retirement villages on the North Shore yesterday, to spread some Christmas cheer.
The choir performed three songs, including Ich Wollte Meine Lieb Ergosse, Double Double Toil and Trouble, and Cantar. This was followed by a Brahms Intermezzo from Hana Tani (piano). Hana was joined by Claire Xu (cello), Stephanie Zhou (Flute) to perform a Chinese Piece. Bella Allan-Moetaua, Emilie Murphy, Amelia Stace, Mackenzie Wills, and Princess Peregrino (Vocal Quintet) sang a beautiful rendition of Hark the Herald Angels Sing. The concert concluded with Christmas carols being sung by all, and accompanied by guitar, ukulele and orchestral instruments.
The girls handed out home baking parcels to spread Christmas cheer to the residents, which were warmly received!
A special moment for HOD Music, Fiona Wilson, was meeting Stuart Manins at one of the villages – Westlake’s first-ever HOD back when it first opened (pictured left).