WCC 40th Anniversary a musical magnificence

On the 19th October 2018 Waverley Christian College celebrated it’s 40th Year Celebration and the Music Ensembles dominated this night of excellence.

This event comprised three main events that Music played a major role in.

An initial ‘Carnival-style’ began at 5pm with many great things to get involved in. The following showcase featured some of the most exciting ensembles we have seen at WCC in a number of years with many combined performances specially arranged and orchestrated for this one off event.

The night was a real tribute and honour to the amazing journey Waverley Christian College has been on over the past 40 years.

To top a fantastic logistic win for the Music Department it was also a real personal honour to lead over 2000 past, present and future parents and students in a rousing rendition of ‘Great is Thy Faithfulness’ to open the night.

Mr. David George (Secondary Music Coordinator)


40th Anniversary Music

Showcase Concert (7:30pm)

• Great is Thy Faithfulness’ – William M. Runyan arr. J, Heng. Performed by
Combined WCC Music Department

• March of the Priests from The Magic Flute – Mozart, arr. J Brubaker. Performed by WS Secondary String Ensemble with WS Years 5/6 Strings

• Gospel Medley – Israel Houghton/ Arr. Natalie Ruiz. Performed by NWS Choirs and combine WS/NWS Rhythm section

• The Lord Bless You and Keep You – John Rutter. Performed by Combined Primary Choirs and WS Chamber Strings

• One Day More from ‘Les Miserables’ – Schonberg. Performed WS Alumni and Combined Choirs


Pre-Show Entertainment (7:00pm)

• WS Sec. Chamber Strings – Am Ma’Amin ‘I Believe’ arr Joh Leavitt
• WS Primary Psalmist strings – Eine Kleine Nachtmuzik -Allegro by W.A Mozart
• NWS Jazz Band – Faith – Arr. Murtha
• WS Small Jazz – Feedback by Bob Reynolds
• Max Harmony – At the Table Arr. R. Smallwood
• NWS Choir – ‘I Will Follow You/Intimate Friend’ – N. Ruiz


Courtyard/Oval Carnival (5pm)

– Stage 1 (Oval)
– 5:00pm WS Secondary Concert Band
-‘Rejoice’ by James Swearingen
-‘To the stars’ by Joshua Hinkel

– 5:20pm WS Small Jazz Band
– ‘Feedback’ – Bob Reynolds
– ‘Come Fly with Me’ – Michael Buble

– 5:35pm NWS Secondary Concert band
-Mission impossible – Lalo Schifrin
-Michael Jackson Hit Mix (Billie Jean, Beat It, Bad) – Michael Jackson

– 5:55pm NWS Max Harmony (Gospel)
– At the Table – Arr. R. Smallwood
– Oh Mary Don’t You Weep – Trad./Arr. Neville
– Stolen Moments – O. Nelson

– 6:10pm NWS Waverley Singers
– I Will Follow You/ Intimate Friend medley- N. Ruiz
– This is Me – Arr. B. Pasek & J. Paul
– Night Wind – Arr. M.Patterson

– 6:35pm NWS Senior Jazz Band
– Don’t You Worry ’bout a Thing – S. Wonder/arr. Murtha
– Faith – Arr. Murtha
– Gospel Hustle – J. Murray
– Midnight Train to Georgia (With Max Harmony) – J. Weatherly/Arr. Zegree
– One Note Samba – Jobim/Arr. Nowak
– Girl from Ipanema – Jobim/Arr. Berry

Stage 2 (Courtyard)
– 5:10pm WS String Ensemble
– Weary McGearey – N. Oostenbroek
– Baila Conmigo – J. Wolstenhulme
– Prelude and Dance – E. Del Borgo

– 5:30pm WS Secondary Dance
– ‘Taste’ by Sleeping at Last

– 5:40pm WS Primary Choirs

– 6:20pm WS Psalmist Strings
– Theme from ‘New York, New York’ by John Kander arr. Peter Martin
– Brandenburg Concerto No.3, by J.S Bach (arr. Merle J Issac) First Movement (Abridged) Michael Mclean
– Tangos & More, Six Dances for String Quartet – Tango

– 6:35pm WS Primary Flute Choir

– 6:45pm WS Octave One
– Lover’s Ghost by R. Vaughn Williams;
– Alleluia by R. Manuel


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