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ACS Egham students perform in prestigious AMIS concert

Published Monday 18th of November 2013 01:50:10 PM

A group of students from ACS Egham International School recently travelled to Jakarta International School in Indonesia, to perform at the prestigious Association for Music in International Schools (AMIS) festival.

Joining over 80 students from around the world, the ACS Egham students performed a truly international repertoire, ranging from the club track 'Titanium' to Les Miserables 'Bring him home' and the Zimbabwean folk song 'Vamudara'.

Students also performed a memorable rendition of 'Tres Cantos Nativos', clapping, clicking and chirping to recreate the sounds of rainfall, thunder and animal noises found in the rainforest.

The students, aged 11 to 14, are all members of the ACS Egham Middle School honour choir and regularly perform at school events, but this was the first time they have performed at AMIS, or travelled to Indonesia.

After rehearsing for several months, the students were really pleased with their performance, which ended with a standing ovation after an encore. Spending six days in and around Jakarta, they also enjoyed an opportunity to learn more about Indonesian culture and history, and sample traditional Indonesian cuisine.

ACS Egham student Alex Adams commented:

'I really enjoyed the trip to Jakarta, and getting to perform in front of such a large crowd, even if we were slightly nervous at times in the build-up to it. Tres Cantos Nativos in particular was really special, and we all feel very fortunate to have had the chance to travel to Jakarta and get to learn more about a country none of us had ever visited before.'

Irina Walters, Head of Music at ACS Egham and main organizer of the trip added:

'The students should all feel very proud of what they achieved in Jakarta, overcoming nerves to perform a brilliant concert to thunderous applause. Music is a great unifier and it was wonderful to see the students enjoy meeting with their peers from around the world, and be inspired to continue to develop their talents.'

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