ST John’s School, Kuala Belait, held a Musical Concert at the school’s multi-purpose hall recently.
It was the first ever combined concert Celebration of Music by St John’s School and Panaga School; featuring the Panaga Rampayoh & Teraja Choirs, SJS Chorale, Children Chorus, Year 3, 4 & 5 Choirs, Recorder & Ukele Ensemble, String Band and Concert Band.
The event kicked off after a welcoming speech by St John’s School Principal Dr Teh, followed by Sarah Hutson and Christine Simpson, the music coordinators of Panaga School and Abraham Lotivio, the music coordinator of St John’s School.
The contents of their speeches focused on the importance of music as a universal language.
St John’s School Board of Governor members with the principal of Panaga School and music coordinators of both schools
The ‘Rhythm of Life’ by St John’s School Chorus
Audience taking photographs and watching the performance of St John’s School and Panaga School during the finale
The Panaga School children performing their song ‘Adiemus’
A member of the St John’s School band performs the violin
It was expressed that learning music gives children increased opportunities in adult life. Playing an instrument for sheer pleasure is rewarding enough, but learning music also opens the doors to community bands, orchestras, and other creative outlets.
St John’ School Chorale later sung Brunei patriotic songs “Tanah Air Ku” and “Merdeka Brunei”.
Twenty-one musical performances took place, 19 by the St John’s School students comprising the primary and secondary levels and two performances were by Panaga School. The finale was performed by both schools.
St John’s School Board of Governor members, St John’s School principal, Panaga School principal presented the tokens of appreciation to the music coordinators of both schools, towards the end of the event.