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ABRSM High Scorers’ Concert held at Woodstock School

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By OUR STAFF REPORTER
DEHRADUN, 20 Feb: The ABRSM High Scorers’ Concert of Uttarakhand Region was conducted at Woodstock School, Mussoorie, on Wednesday. Over 50 performers participated and displayed their musical genius, thereby enthralling the packed auditorium.
Principals and Directors of Woodstock School, New Theological College and Wynberg Allen School and Harvard certified counsellors Shalu Gupta and Sonali Mohan attended and encouraged the participants. Some highlights of the evening were some spirited performances by pianist Anushka Prakash Nocturne in C sharp Minor by Fryderyk Chopin, Rabbi Singh on the Piano performed Clowns by DB Kabalevsky, Abdul Malik Ansari on the Piano performed the Waltz in A, J. 146, No. 4 from Sechs Favoritwalzer by CM von Weber and Aviva Philip beautifully sang The Bare Necessities by Terry Gilkyson.
There was a special mesmerising performance by the Woodstock School Strings Orchestra. They performed the Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 First Movement (adapted) by Johann Sebastian Bach/arranged by Merle J Isaac and The Pink Panther by Henry Mancini/arranged by John Caponegro
The performances were followed by the felicitation ceremony of the teachers and the performers.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Jonathan Long, Principal of Woodstock School, Mussoorie, highlighted that music is the universal language that binds all together.
Satish Sharma, Actor and Editor, spoke on the importance and benefits of learning music. Sonali Mohan, Author and Academic Counsellor, highlighted the importance of music education for holistic development of a student.
Sonia Khan Representative, ABRSM, spoke about ABRSM’s roadmap in bringing quality music education and assessment to the young learners. She thanked the parents and teachers for being the prime stakeholders in the forum and the backbone for this music educational revolution. She applauded the commendable work being done by the two ABRSM local representatives, Dr Jacob Joseph – Dean of the School of Music from the New Theological College, Dehradun, and Ravi Cyril Arthur – HOD Music from the Woodstock School, Mussoorie.
Overall it was an educative, fun filled and an engrossing musical evening for the participants, music teachers and parents.