Australia High Commission holds AYS Christmas Concert
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The Australian High Commission on Friday held the Accra Youth Sinfonietta (AYS) Christmas Concert with thrilling Classical and Afro-classical orchestral music on show.
The AYS is an inclusive ensemble that draws together children in the Accra region who play orchestra instruments and to expand their musical knowledge.
The symphony currently has 39 members including 15 musicians from Kinder Paradise, a children’s home based in Prampram.
Speaking at the concert event, His Excellency, Andrews Barnes, the Australian High Commissioner to Ghana said, they were aiming that the orchestral genre would inspire Ghanaian youth to keep involved in classical music.
“The hope of this orchestral is to endure and go stronger to give an avenue and inspiration for young Ghanaians to get involved in classical music, so that they can have the pathway of easy career through their lives”, he said.
He added that, the experience of rehearsing and playing in a full orchestral has been exhilarating and inspiring for all children.
He also acknowledged all the dedicated local and visiting musicians who worked at the community level over the past years to help train the next generation of musicians.
Mr. Panis Karan, a British Classical Pianist and Composer expressed his excitement to be part of the marvelous project and to play music with the young because music is always important to every country.
“The most important thing about music is that, it is a tool change life, bring people together, inspire, give hope and encouragement in times of crises. It’s a powerful spirit to express things without using words “, he said.