We would like to invite you to join us on our upcoming Music Event
“One World Many Voices 2021”
Thursday April 22
This year’s concert features performances by our talented music community and also live recordings from out special guests, “the Hellenic Academy from Harare/Zimbabwe”
The Concert will be streamed live from the assembly hall. This year, we will have a mix of “live on stage” performances, as well as a number of prerecorded videos.
We are very proud to announce that BCS is now officially a partner school with United World Schools. Feel free to donate a virtual concert entry fee through our newly opened charity account and support our partner school in Lebrang/Nepal.
The COVID lockdown has restricted performing arts in unimaginable ways, but the Cosmo Philharmonic Orchestra found opportunity during the crisis to have a virtual exchange with an orchestra from the other side of the world. Students from our own Cosmo Philharmonic Orchestra joined a zoom conference with students from Harare, Zimbabwe who also play in their school Orchestra, the Hellenic Academy Strings. During the team building time, students discovered that they have school colours, playing an instrument, and a love of sports and snacks in common. They also learned that the climate is quite different on the other side of the equator and that the students from both groups spoke a diverse set of languages. During the second half of the zoom call, students separated into breakout rooms based on instruments and worked in student-led sessions on practicing their parts for two pieces of music: Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto no. 3 and Taylor Swift’s song Shake it off. Making new friends and connections through digital learning is certainly helped by the universal medium of music making. After the joint-rehearsal, student feedback was collected, and the verdict is in: The Zoom collaboration will go on. Stay tuned for exciting developments in this project.
The BCS Music Department presented the first showcase concert of the 2020/2021 season: an evening of ensemble music from Bach to Metallica played by our Secondary School, Woodwind and Guitar ensembles as well as works for solo instrumentalists and original songs from our IB/Abitur Music Students.