Senior Schools Concert beckons

HARARE - Chisipite Senior School will host this year’s edition of the annual Senior Schools Concert at Celebration Centre in Harare on September 15.

The event, which features choirs, musical ensembles and orchestras from leading schools in Harare and elsewhere in the country, has been held at Celebration Centre for the past decade.

Chisipite Senior School director of music Di Wright is delighted to be hosting the concert that provides a platform for schools to showcase their music skills.

“There will be 11 schools taking part in the Senior Schools Concert. The schools are Chisipite Senior School, Peterhouse Boys and Girls School, Hellenic Academy, Heritage, Arundel, Prince Edward, St George’s College, St John’s College, The Celebration Centre School and Watershed,” Wright told the Daily News.

According to the Chisipite Senior School director of music, each year a different school hosts the concert. Last year it was hosted by Arundel.

“The concert has been going on for over 30 years. The schools come together in music and make music with each other for the community.

“We have a charity that we support. We also have a music camp whereby people go for a week and learn music. On the last day, there will be one big concert,” she said.

Wright added that this year’s edition will be performed under the theme “Green.”

“It is dedicated to the environment and we will give each school trees to plant in order to help save the environment seeing that there is climate change,” she said.

Wright explained how choirs are constituted.

“Participants are chosen by each school to represent them. They should not be more than 40. And we work with schools that have music classes.

“While orchestras are selected on merit, they must at least have Grade Four level of music (ABRFM),” she said.

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