On the penultimate day of Term Two, Music IGCSE and A-Level students were treated to a workshop led by New Zealand composer David Hamilton. For IGCSE Music students, David gave us an insight into the composing process of one of his works, explaining how he set the lyrics effectively and used the piano to accompany the choir. Huanui College students were able to share with David their very diverse pieces, ranging from bass and
percussion to saxophone solo works.
David Hamilton is one of New Zealand’s most widely performed composers with a strong interest in, and involvement with, choral music. Works have been commissioned by choirs in England, Japan, Ireland, Canada, the USA and Finland.