Stars shine bright at mid-winter Gala Concert

On Friday 5 August, the annual Westlake Gala Concert was held for the first time in the new Event Center at Westlake Girls. The Gala Concert is a combined school celebration of every music group that is run within the two Westlake Schools and there are so many groups that there are two sessions for audiences to attend.

Both concerts were well attended by audience with the evening concert at capacity. This year the concert MC was alumna Te Ohorere Williams,  who is finishing her Masters in Vocal Performance at Auckland University.

All the music groups performed with a professionalism well beyond their years, and included girls in the following groups:

  • Cantare Choir – Premier Girls’ Choir
  • Choralation – Premier Mixed Choir
  • Cigno Voce – Senior Choir
  • Nota Bella – Junior Choir
  • Westlake Symphony Orchestra – Premier MixeWestlake Chamber Orchestra – Premier Mixed
  • Westlake Concert Band – Premier Mixed
  • Westlake Big Band – Premier Mixed
  • Taharoto Orchestra
  • Westlake Girls Symphonic Band

Congratulations to the students and directors involved and special thanks to the team who worked hard to bring the night to fruition – Rachel Carson, Jono Howan, Dan Bernadie, Kasey Lui, Moira Clarke, Linley McCallum, Michael Foster.