The TAS Foundation’s Summer Organ & Music Recital on 20 November was an uplifting showcase of talent.
Since last year’s gala launch of the $100,000 organ donated by a generous Old Boy and his wife, the organ has been enhanced by the installation of 20 ‘facade’ pipes which have not only made this magnificent instrument look all the more majestic, but have also helped improve the quality of the sound emanating from the speakers behind.
The program featured items performed by the TAS Combined Choirs, an organ solo from Mr Warwick Dunham, and vocal solos by Jasper O’Neil, Ms Cosntance Rolf, Andrew Knight, Ms Leanne Roobol and Mr Stephen Tall. A special highlight on the night was an organ recital of JS Bach’s Prelude & Fugue in C minor by Organ Scholar Samuel Thatcher, a Year 10 student.
The evening was an outstanding success, further raising the profile of music at TAS whilst raising funds for the Foundation’s work in further upgrades to Memorial Hall.
The concert ended with a rousing rendition of the School Hymn, before patrons enjoyed drinks and supper under the school’s marquee on Dangarfield.