09 Dec, 2016
10 : 00
Choir students of the Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) got into the holiday spirit with two performances at Christmas events this past weekend, one at the British Chamber of Commerce’s annual Christmas Bazaar and the other at the Hilton Beijing’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony for charity. Students inspired holiday cheer with their lovely voices for community and charity during these final weeks of the fall semester.
Made up of 20 students from across our Secondary School (Years 7-13), the choir performed a selection of Christmas favorites for the audiences, including Rudolf the Red-nosed Reindeer, White Christmas, Silent Night, and Joy to the World. In line with our dedication to bilingual education, students performed both Silent Night and Joy to the World in both Chinese and English.
Besides being a fun and festive event for the students to participate in, public performances like these hone our students’ soft skills. Head of Performing Arts Daniel Pearton remarks: “The students learn the skills necessary in order to rehearse, work as a team, and present work that is polished for an audience, plus all of the musical skills that come out of this type of activity. These kinds of performances also allow for students to gain confidence and learn how to better work as a team with their peers.”
YCIS Beijing will be hosting their annual Winter Concert series next week on December 12-14 for the greater YCIS Beijing community. In the New Year, the Secondary School Musical will be held in mid-January, a must-see for fans of drama!