An astounding blend of music filled the night as PAREF Springdale School held its annual Music Recital: Ode to Music last March 14, 2014 at Mariners’ Court, Pier 1, Cebu City.
The school’s Associate Director for Academic Standards Dr. Renante Payod in his opening remarks emphasized the recital as an authentic learning evidence of students in music classes. Spearheaded by the school’s musical director Mr. Mark Axel Melecio, students, teachers, parents and guest performers showcased their musical prodigy through solo and group performances in singing or in playing various musical instruments.
The boys played some of the common Philippine folk songs and globally known nursery rhymes. The Pipers Club also displayed their musical dexterity in playing Pachelbel’ “Canon in D”. Pianists Christopher Veloso and Joseph Verallo amazed the audience in their excellent rendition of classical songs. Flutist Vincent Natera and saxophonist Kamiko Tampus stunned the crowd in their version of “The Prayer”. The event also promoted the unique iPad ensemble with Vince Natera’s flute accompaniment.
The event highlights the different adaptations of multi-awarded musical Les Miserables Prologue, The Man of La Mancha and movie soundtracks such as “Let It Go” from Frozen and “When You Believe” from The Prince of Egypt.
Springdale indeed hones students not only in academics, but also in the performing arts.