Music Club held its first series of recitals for 2018-2019
at Orléans United Church last week, during which 34 young
musicians and vocalists were able to show off their immense
talent. The recitals were spread out over three sessions.
Li was among the many young musicians and vocalists
who performed during the GMC recitals on Nov.
23 and 24. Fred Sherwin/Photo
session, which took place on Friday, Nov. 23, featured 11
pianists, one violinist, one cellist and a vocalist. The
second session on Saturday afternoon had 12 pianists on
the program along with one cellist and one violinist. The
third and final session, which took place Saturday evening,
featured 13 pianists and seven vocalists.
being being welcomed to the recital by Felix Xu, the audience
was treated to a performance of Schumann’s Knect Ruprect
op. 28, no. 12 by Daniel Liu which was one of the highlights
of the evening.
performances ranged from the whimsical – Computer Cat,
sung by Sabrina Meng – to the sublime The Path to the
Moon, sung by Rylie MacDonell.
the strongest vocal performances of the evening was delivered
by Adelaine Carvallo who sang Michael Head’s A Blackbird
11 St. Peter High School has landed a lead role in the St.
Peter Players upcoming production of Shrek: The Musical.
notable vocal performances were turned in by Jesse Nasmith
who sang Close Every Door by Andrew Lloyd Webber,
and Luc Cormier who sang Sea Fever by John Ireland.
is a Grade 12 student at Colonel By Secondary School. The
Blackburn Hamlet resident only started singing a year ago
when he auditioned for a role in his high school’s production
of Footloose. The experience made him fall in love with
musical theatre and he recently landed a lead role in Colonel
By’s upcoming production of Chicago.
vocal performances were turned in by Grace St. Germain who
sang Gee, I’m Glad I’m No One Else But Me from the
play Anne of Green Gables and Ellison Butler who sang Maybe
from the play Annie.
highlights included Naomi Li’s performance of Gentle
Breeze by Joanne Bender; Darren Liu’s recital of Rigadoon
in A Minor by Babell; Felix Xu’s rendition of Bourée
in F Major by Telemann and Chloe Hataley’s performance
of Wedding Day at Trauldhagen which brought the program
to a close.
story was made possible thanks to the generous support of
our local business partners.)