A Million Dreams can come alive
Last night, our School celebrated the 2nd Annual Arts Gala, hosted by seniors Nicola DuToit and Linus Mulherin and assisted by the Arts Committee Head, Joanna Bond. The event showcased talent and works from our various programmes of visual art, media art, dance, drama, and music. Midway through the show, Nicola (vocals) was joined by three more Grade 12 students, Sharlene Chan (vocals), and Kathleen Balcome (piano and vocals), and Antonia Ziegler (page turner) to perform a piece from the 2017 hit movie, The Greatest Showman, entitled A Million Dreams. Click here to watch the performance. Their rendition was filled with passion and musicality and delivered an appealing message. The chorus of the song sums up nicely the ethos of art, in my opinion:
They can say, they can say it all sounds crazy They can say, they can say I've lost my mind I don't care, I don't care, so call me crazy We can live in a world that we design
The Arts are demanding and yet liberating, offering each of us the opportunity to express ourselves in unique ways. The expanse of talent in this School is impressive. We are blessed indeed. In the weeks ahead, I shall continue to feature more for your enjoyment.
Jeff Smith Director of Visual & Performing Arts
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