12 Jun 2014

College | Visit to Blue Kerry Flower Foundation

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On the 5th June 2014, our music department visited the Blue Kerry Flower Foundation. As the musicians unloaded and tuned their instruments, the faces of the elderly people seemed to glow with anticipation. The Pipe Band was the first to perform; the drones struck in and pierced the silence with the stirring melody of ‘Sarie Marais’. The band then dedicated “Flower of Scotland” to a Scottish centenarian in the audience. The A Cappella groups quickly broke the sentimental mood when the Form 4s sang an uplifting song of ‘Ngiya thokoza’, and the Upper 6s went onto romance the wise ladies with ‘Iwe Ruva Rangu’ (you, my flower). The advanced Marimba ensemble concluded the day’s program; there wasn’t a still head in the crowd as they put on a spirited and entertaining performance of ‘Ishe Komborerai Africa’. Afterwards, the boys served teas and cake to the residents of Blue Kerry and listened eagerly to all the wisdom and experiences they had to share.