24 April, 2024

Echoes of Diversity: Spring Choral Concert

Middle school choir on stage

On April 24, we had a chance to step into a world of harmonious diversity at the DAIS/DHS 2024 Choral Spring Concert, where the vibrant voices of students wove a tapestry of intercultural connections.

The Middle School Choir set the stage with Tim Minchin's "When I Grow Up" from Matilda the Musical, a poignant reflection on dreams and aspirations, followed by a spirited rendition of "Believer" alongside the Advanced Choir, showcasing unity in diversity. As the rhythm of "Wau Bulan" filled the air, both choirs captivated the audience with the rich cultural heritage of Malaysia.

Wau Bulan rendition

Transitioning into the realm of introspection, the High School Choir, accompanied by the Advanced Choir, delivered a haunting rendition of "Mad World" by Roland Orzabal, echoing the complexities of the human experience. Then the High School Choir took center stage with Keane's "Somewhere Only We Know," evoking a sense of nostalgia and longing, before joining forces with the Advanced Choir for a powerful performance of Fleetwood Mac's "The Chain" directed my Grade 11 student Jin Gang, symbolizing the unbreakable bonds of community.

Secondary school choir directed by a student conductor

In a breathtaking display of vocal prowess, the Advanced Choir presented "J'entends le Moulin" by Michael Snelgrove, intertwining French melodies with exquisite harmonies. The stage came alive with the energetic acapella of Gioacchino Rossini's "William Tell Overture," as the Advanced Choir showcased their versatility and dynamic range.

Musical Theater class 

The enchanting melodies of Ruth B.'s "Lost Boy" transported the audience to a world of imagination and wonder, expertly interpreted by the Advanced Choir and Musical Theater class students. Bringing the concert to a mesmerizing close, both choirs united once more for "Golden Hour," illuminating the stage with a radiant celebration of unity and diversity in music.