School Life - Music Gladdens the Heart

‘Music gladdens the heart’ the CEO wrote in his introduction to the 2018 Combined Schools Concert program, and so it did on Friday, 7 September. More than 460 students from all 14 ASC Schools were the starts of the show at the Perth Concert Hall for the ASC Biennial Combined Schools Concert.

2018 was the first time Cobram Anglican Grammar School, along with the 13 other Anglican Schools Commission Schools, had performers taking part in the Concert, which featured a Combined Choir, Stage Band, Rock Band, Concert Band, String Orchestra and Concert Orchestra. The tradition of student leaders from each school acting as MCs enabled the audience to hear about music in each school as well as learn of the piece they were about to hear.

With a diverse selection of music ranging from John Fogerty’s Proud Mary to Fauré’s Requiem, the Concert played to an appreciative crowd of parents, as well as representatives from the ASC, the Diocese of Perth and from Education, including the WA Minister for Education, the Honourable Sue Ellery MLC. This was the fourth biennial concert for the ASC which began after the success of the ASC’s 25th Anniversary Concert and we now look forward to what 2020 might bring!