The Music Department celebrated its 20th Annual Music Concert this week with around 100 students performing in the Phase II Atrium. The event was very successful, with the choirs in full voice, a wide range of smaller ensembles presenting interesting programmes, and the orchestra rounding out the night.
To mark the end of the first half-term our resident rockers, the The Four Horsemen performed lunchtime concert. It was a high-energy and loud way to ring in the start of half-term holidays!
Students in Year 7 have been learning about the music of Indonesia in the first unit of the year. Students have been imitating the sounds of Gamelan on tuned percussion, creating pentatonic music in the Mac Lab on Garageband and also researching individual instruments to create some excellent displays.
These busy students are enjoying each others’ company during lunchtime while collaborating to make a “club quilt”. This Co-Curricular Activity (CCA) is run by two H3 students who have been in Craft Club since they were in Year 8. As Phase 1 gradually gets filled with the Craft Club’s creations on display, students are also Read more about Craft Club Students Continue to Calmly Create[…]
The H3 students have been intensively addressing and exploring the interconnectedness and relationship of content and form with regard to their identity and self portraiture. This is neatly feeding in to an “Artist Book” unit of work where the book format (not necessarily a conventional format) acts as a metaphor for the body. This project Read more about H3 Art Students Ask “Content or Form?”[…]
The IB H3 students task was called Exhibition and Response. Students visited the Taipei Fine Arts Museum to explore and respond to the work of a local Taiwanese Artist. Tang Jo-Hung explores multi-media processes which incorporate layers of textural paint and expressive mark making. His exhibition spanned 60 years of life and provided a superb stimulus Read more about H3 Art – Exhibition and Response[…]
We are pleased to announce the details of the 20th Annual European Secondary Campus Music Concert. Wednesday 16th October European Secondary Campus 7.00pm Entry is NT100 per adult and NTD50 per student. Tickets are on sale via AOS.
Currently the Year 8 Visual Art students are working with clay. They are creating vessels using a coil-build technique. They must first “wedge, then roll, coil, scratch and attach”. Once this is done the work dries to a leather hard state and then students smooth and decorate their masterpieces. It has been a fun project!
This week some of our Year 7 French Section Music students performed as a culmination of their Indonesian Music Unit. They presented some excellent posters showing Gamelan instruments of Indonesia and displayed their musical talents through their enthusiastic performance.
Laughter and music filled the corridors of the Phase 1 Atrium and the Soft Drama Space last Saturday morning as the Music Department held their annual Music Team Building day. Choir and Orchestra students huddled in close circles around a designated person with anticipating bright eyes as they waited for the correct answer in a Read more about Music Team Building Day 2019 […]
The H4 IB Visual Art students have installed a display of their work in the Phase 2 Atrium. This installation is different to other projects in the IB Diploma Programme, as students are given complete freedom to create their own art, their own message, and their own medium. It is great to see such a Read more about H4 Display Their Artwork[…]
Congratulations to Katherine (H4) who took part in a National Students’ Picture Book Competition this Spring and was selected for the short list in the High School category. Her artwork will be among other winners to be displayed in the National Taiwan Arts Education Center from 1st to 23rd October. Katherine created her picture book using Read more about National Students’ Picture Book Competition[…]
On Saturday, the 31st of October, 25 staff and students had the privilege of attending, British ballet choreographer, Christopher Wheeldon’s retelling of the story of An American in Paris. The production which features music by the Gershwin brothers, was an amazing spectacle in terms of choreography, sets and costumes. Students enjoyed discussing the practical elements Read more about An American In Paris Theatre Trip[…]
New Instruments Arrive at the ESC The Music Department was very excited with two major arrivals over the summer holidays. These are instruments which will have a big impact on both the CCA programme and performances. On a very hot and humid day just before school started, a long-awaited concert grand piano made its way Read more about Music Department News[…]
Saturday 28th September, 9.30am – 1.15pm Taipei European School, Primary Campus 99 FuGuo Road, ShiLin District, Taipei 11158 As the culmination of the British Secondary and High School’s Individuals and Societies Week, Taipei European School is proud to host its first ever conference event exploring issues to do with gender and sexuality. The full schedule Read more about Confronting Equality: Women, Men and Society Conference[…]
The School Production of Joseph and The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat enjoyed a wonderful four night run. Here is a sample of the images that encapsulate the energy, colour and fun of the production. Congratulations to all staff and students involved in this centrepiece on the school performance calendar!
Being part of String Ensemble was really a breathtaking experience. It was amazing that we had the chance to perform in just KS3. After working hard for a couple of months, we were excited to find that our first show, the Gala Evening, was so near. The night was full of elegant and sprightly melodies Read more about KS3 String Ensemble Hit The Right Note[…]
The Music Department hosted its second annual Music Celebration at the start of this week. This event is a chance to celebrate the successes of all the various ensembles and for students to actually appreciate the photos and videos of themselves in some of the many performances from the year. Students were entertained by the Read more about Music Celebration Marks Another Successful Year[…]
To finish the year off in style, Year 7 Music students across all sections performed selections from the recent movie Mary Poppins Returns. Approximately 150 students either sung in the choir or played in the orchestra in a 15 minute fun-filled performance to an audience of teaching staff. It was truly one of the musical Read more about Year 7 Music – Mary Poppins Returns Performance[…]
The staff involved in the production of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat are really proud of the growing confidence and energy from the cast as the run has continued. The sound has been excellent and the leadership shown by the H3 students for CAS has been exemplary. The Musicians led by Mr Thin and Read more about School Production – Final Performance Tonight![…]