The DST auditorium at the University of Hyderabad resonated with delightful and soothing music as the Hyderabad Western Music Foundation, in collaboration with International school of Hyderabad (ISH) and Bol Hyderabad, presented recently a concert called Musical Kaleidoscope.


The concert started with the Hyderabad Youth Ensemble of young musicians, playing string, wind and percussion instruments. They performed music of composers like Handel, Ravel and from the Lord of the Rings. As the young musicians played skillfully, enthusiastic and exuberant audience cheered them on.


This was followed by a performance of the elementary and secondary choirs of the International School of Hyderabad (ISH), with approximately 60 children from the school singing their hearts out on a varied repertoire that included Top of the World, Grapevine, Some Nights, Castle on a Cloud, Se nye nye, You’ve got a friend in me and Kis nay banaaya.


Next up was Deccan Voices, a bunch of 20 experienced and jovial amateur musicians from varied walks of life and cultures, trained by Joe Koster. Their passion in singing diverse styles of choral music: Classical, Pop, Musicals and Jazz was a treat for the audience which saw many families with young kids not only from the campus but also from the city.


The concert, conducted by Jonathan Hewitt, the music coordinator at ISH, was capped off with a performance of all the groups playing together on the stage. It was indeed a spectacular performance that kept the audience asking for more.