Students bring Christmas cheer to the community

Audience members were thrilled with the student performance
Audience members were thrilled with the student performance

For the fifth consecutive year, Stage 3 students from St Andrew’s Primary, Marayong have performed a Christmas concert for the residents and staff at the Holy Family Nursing Home in Quakers Hill.

The annual Christmas event is the initiative of Stage 3 Coordinator, Adam Fletcher and music teacher, Andras Racz who were keen to showcase the talent of their students and spread the Christmas spirit through music in the local community. 

Led by Andras Racz, strings teacher and conductor of the St Andrew’s Primary Orchestra, the strings program commenced at the school in 2009. Since then, all students in Year 3 learn a stringed instrument (violin, viola, cello or double bass) in the classroom music program and play in the class orchestra with students also given the opportunity to sing in the choir.

 At the concert, students performed a variety of hymns and Christmas carols including the Pachelbel Canon, the First Noel and Jingle Bells with the residents and nursing staff expressing their great enjoyment of the annual event.

Stage 3 Coordinator, Adam Fletcher said the Christmas concert was a great way for students to end the school year.

‘They have the opportunity to perform for an audience who genuinely appreciate the school ensemble coming in to share their gifts at this time of the year,’ said Adam. ‘I feel it is important to make the links between the mission of our schools and the opportunities for young people interested in music ministry.’

You can view more videos from the Christmas Concert via the CAPTIVATE YouTube page.