Music of the Lake

On Thursday, 30 May, our premier music ensembles from Westlake Girls and Westlake Boys High Schools showcased some of their hard work achieved so far in 2024! There was an incredible range of choral, orchestral and band repertoire performed, as well as the premiere of a massed choir work by David Hamilton – ‘Music’, which featured pianists Tara Yoo & Shan Liu accompanying Cantare, Choralation and Voicemale choirs.

Revered as a musical taonga of New Zealand, David Hamilton has been the Composer in Residence at Westlake Girls, teaching composition to senior students for over 20 years. This piece titled ‘Music‘ was commissioned in 2022 by Fiona Wilson to celebrate the school’s acquisition of a stunning instrument from London’s Southbank – a Steinway Concert D Grand Piano.

It was a stunning evening of Westlake Music, enjoyed by all in attendance.