Published on: 17 May 2018

Eight of our young and talented musicians had the privilege of performing inside St George’s Cathedral yesterday as part of the cathedral’s popular, Concerts at One series.

“The concert opened with a very polished Gershwin Rhapsody performed by Akio Ho on the new Fazioli grand piano, and this was followed by Joshua Chen on ‘cello with the very contemporary and technically difficult Julio-O by Mark Summer. Ruben Davies on horn then performed a very elegant Andante by Mendelssohn, and Daniel Zhou and Christian Wong on violin and viola played a Mozart Duo with elegance and impeccable phrasing,” says Christ Church Director of Music, Kevin Gillam.

“Arman Brian, our new Vocal Scholar, changed the pace of the concert with a very sultry and smooth rendition of I’m Not the Only One on guitar/vocals by Sam Smith. William Wu from Year 7, the youngest performer on the day then played a Wieniawski Polonaise with great technical and interpretive assurity, and William Hu concluded the concert with brilliance on piano playing Rhapsody, a self-composition.”

“Thanks goes to Dr Martin Lamb for his accompaniment work on piano, and to Mrs Rhiannon Hodgson and Miss Kyra Harvey (Pre-Service Teacher) for their assistance with this excursion.”

The cathedral’s Concerts at One series offers community members and workers in the CBD a chance to hear local high school students perform solo and small ensemble works, along with musicians from the Yoon Sen Lee Music School, the UWA Music Students’ Society, vocal students from WAAPA and the UWA School of Music.

Entry to Concerts at One which runs until 20 September is free.