Each year, the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra present an educational ‘Discovery Concert’ aimed at secondary students in Auckland.
Our cohort of 9 Academy students are fortunate to attend this at the Auckland Town Hall through the mentoring APOPS scheme. For many students this is their first time to experience a live orchestral concert. The theme of this concert was ‘Dance’ and the APO played pieces from ballets, musical shows, and other great master works. The finale was a new orchestral arrangement of Six60’s ‘Don’t Forget Your Roots’, sung in Te Reo by several secondary school choirs and the kapa haka group from Te Kura Māori o Ngā Tapuwae. Our premier mixed choir Choralation was fortunate to be included in this performance and enjoyed singing this contemporary song in a different setting for the full and appreciative audience.