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    YWIES Guangzhou Successfully Holds the First Christmas Concert

    School News

    19 Dec, 2014

    10 : 00

    • Our senior students had the chance to exhibit some of their first art projects for the year as well. Working on the projects, these students had to think outside of the box and use their imagination which was a challenge for some.

      According to Music Teacher Kyle Kresge, the main goal for this year’s Christmas Concert was to develop listening skills and a sense of teamwork among our students. Although the school did not have much time to develop extended music technique, our students had been working hard to develop active listening and teamwork skills which benefit students in and out of the music classroom. This year’s Christmas Concert was designed to showcase multiple student ensembles, including Year 1 through Year 10 music classes and the Rock Band, as well as student and faculty soloists.

      A drama by the Russian writer Anton Chekhov was also performed by our students during the concert. Performing Art teacher John Knauss said, “Anton Chekhov’s stories are very human, and I think the Russian sense of humour and view of life often bridges that gap between the East and the West in the same way that Russian culture is a combination of both Asian and European elements. The students and I wanted to present a story that would be heartwarming to our audience and could be created in the limited amount of time we had together during Co-curricular activities. It was a fun process.”