The students of International School of Hyderabad paid a tribute to classics in their year- end music concert

With their voice loud, clear and melodious, clad in white tees and jeans, the choir In Accord featuring students of International School of Hyderabad presented their end of year music concert including various ensembles and solos. They began their concert with the rendition of the popular Shine your light accompanied by a piano, followed by a cappella of old Latin song Dona Nobis Pacem which means give us peace.

Their rendition of When you believe from the Academy award winning sound track from the film The Prince of Egypt was fresh and harmonious. They hit the soulful notes of Ave Maria accompanied by beautiful notes of the flute. The sincerity and the hard work that the children put in were evident with their absolute hold on melody, lyrics and harmony. From Renaissance music they moved to the very popular Jai ho with much energy and gusto. An occasional giggle and few nudges only added to the charm of the concert with their proud parents and family recording their every move. The song El Condor Pasa popularised by Simon and Garfunkel was beautifully rendered by the students with accompaniment of guitars and flute. The first half of the concert was concluded by a very lively performance of the Lets sing some Jazz where the choir group led the audience through the harmony.

The concert also provided a platform to the solo performers whether it's the flute, trumpet or the guitar all the performers showed sincere talent. Composed by Thomas Haynes Bayly the old song Long Long Ago or Beethoven's Ode to Joy, created a sense of nostalgia. Apart from classical solo performances, popular songs like Drops of Jupiter and House of the Rising Sun were also part of the repertoire. When children sing these words Go on now, go walk out the door, Just turn around now, ('cause) you're not welcome anymore, weren't you the one who tried to hurt me with goodbye from Gloria Gaynor's I will Survive, it never fails to bring a smile on your face. Solo performances on the harmonium and tabla were also part of the repertoire.

The students were also awarded certificates and deserved laurels for their appreciation and understanding of the classics.