On Wednesday 26 September 2018, Bromsgrove International School Thailand (BIST) hosted a very successful TISAC Secondary Choral Day, featuring 180 students from international schools across Bangkok. The event consisted of workshops and a gala concert which all students and teachers performed together. They opened the concert with a beautiful rendition of the Royal Anthem of Thailand in three-part harmony.School choirs from Regent’s, Traill and Bromsgrove then took centre stage performing Shosholoza, Thrillerand Fly Me To The Moon respectively.
The final section of the concert featured the full choir, directed by Mr Jeremy Meddows-Taylor, Head of Music of Bromsgrove, singing three songs chosen to celebrate the International Day of Peace on Friday 21 September. Firstly, John Lennon painted a picture of what it would be like to live in a world joined together in peace through a beautiful arrangement of his best-selling single, Imagine. The next song was an African-American spiritual called Peace Like A River, which uses water as a simile to describe peace, joy and love.
The final song of the concert was based on the West African proverb: “It takes a whole village to raise our children”. Joan Szymko’s It Takes A Village embodies this proverb for choir, with the four vocal rhythms taking on their own character and function, creating the unique energy and movement of our “village” when brought together.
Bromsgrove International School Thailand (BIST) provides an outstanding boarding and day school education for students aged 2-18 years.
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