Congratulations to the 150 CSIS students involved in the Kahukura Music Festival earlier this week. The seven schools in the Kahukura Cluster put on two fantastic shows, featuring a massed choir of 550 students.
South made significant contributions to the festival, and special mention must be given to the following groups / students:
Amelie Devos - vocal soloist in 'This Is Me'
TK Needham - solo rapper in 'Lose Yourself'
Sarvarnah Mortimer - solo rapper in 'Lose Yourself'
Tashi Beveridge - solo rapper in 'Lose Yourself'
Tyla Hira - vocal soloist in 'You Will Be Found'
Lorenzo Zamperini - guitar soloist in 'I'm Still Standing'
Muiz Iposu - bass guitarist in 'Roar' and 'Lose Yourself'
Nicole Chenery - composer of CSIS Choir's individual item, 'You Came Back'
Essy Spark - soloist in 'What About Us?'
Zoey Kenix - soloist in 'What About Us?'
Treble M Rock Band - accompanists to 'You Came Back'
Djembe drummers - a group of eight students specially put together to accompany 'Babethandaza'
Horn section - a group of eight students who accompanied 'Roar' and 'I'm Still Standing' on the clarinet, saxophone, cornet, trumpet and trombone
Girls' Hip Hop Crew - eight students who danced to 'Lose Yourself'
Senior Orchestra - who performed two items on the Tuesday evening
Uke and Guitar Ensemble - who performed two items on the Wednesday evening
CSIS Choir - who performed both nights and endured two long dress rehearsals. You rocked!
Kahukura Chorale - who supported the massed choir with harmonies, and sang two beautiful individual items
Huge thanks must go to Matt Stevenson who contributed in a million-and-one ways to the festival (CSIS is so lucky to have the benefit of his experience, talent and expertise).
Next stop for the CSIS Choir is a performance in assembly on Tuesday (let's share our hard work with the school!) and then the Christchurch Schools' Music Festival later in the year.