Student-musicians dream up a night of fantastic music

Trinity College School’s student-musicians presented a selection of music perfect for a dreamy autumn evening during the annual Fall Concert on Thursday, October 24th in the Dick and Jane LeVan Theatre.

The show got off to a raucous start with the Grade 9 Band diving into Metallica’s classic rock anthem, Enter Sandman. Our youngest musicians then had some fun with the Latin number Chips, and Salsa Too by Ed Keifer.

Trinity Strings presented Mozart’s rousing Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, before Trinity Winds took the stage to perform Fanfare for the Common Man, the soaring concert band standard composed by Aaron Copeland. The Winds also did their take on the '80s tune Take on Me, by A-ha.

Our Guitar Ensemble brought everyone into the present day with Billie Eilish’s haunting ballad I Love You.

Soloist Sara Yang, on piano, entranced the audience with Chopin’s Ballade No. 2 (Opus 38). Sara displayed the technical proficiency demanded of this deceptively quiet, lovely piece of music.

Jazz@4 closed the show, bringing its usual vibrant style to a trio of numbers, beginning with Afro Blue, written by Mongo Santamaria and made famous by John Coltrane, then jumping into Meyer and Kahn’s rollicking swing standard Crazy Rhythm. The concert concluded with the funk classic Fantasy by Earth Wind and Fire.

The concert was a wonderful start to the year in music, providing a chance for our students to gain experience performing live and also benefitting a worthy cause as donations were collected at the door for our local food bank. Thank you to our musicians, our conductors (Mrs. Nicola Lee, Mr. Jeff Biggar, Ms. Rachel Pearson and Mr. Chip Mihailescu), and to the audience for supporting our students’ artistic endeavours.

The music department looks forward to upcoming concerts before the Christmas Break, including the Christmas Benefit Concert on December 12th and a piano studio recital on December 16th. Mark your calendar and plan to join us!