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Orchestral players join with the APO


Twenty four of our classical players took part in the Play In South session with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra at the Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau. Our players – ranging from Years 7 to 13 and filling roles in all four sections of the orchestra (strings, percussion, woodwind and brass) – linked with the APO’s players and students from Pukekohe High School and Takapuna Intermediate to form an orchestra of well over 100 players.

After a workshop session, the orchestra performed two pieces: The Radetzky March by Strauss and Hungarian Dance No.6 by Brahms.

This was a wonderful session for all involved and allowed our players to gain valuable experience and make some major progress as orchestral players.

Sancta Maria College would like to again thank the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra for all the outstanding opportunities that they have afforded us throughout the year.

Stuart Gibbs

Head of Music

Sancta Maria College