For those who didn’t get a chance to see the 2018 HS Great Works Concert on September 20th, here is the live steam video. If you only have time for one musical piece today, I’ve set the first link to start with the last ‘Great Work’ of the night, which was Hallelujah from “The Mount of Olives” by Beethoven. At one time it was a controversial piece, but the sheer verve of the music meant that it has transcended the centuries to become a rousing classic:
The focus of the Great Works Concert is developing collaboration between ISM HS music groups through working on a challenging work together. We also bring in professional musicians to work alongside our students to further stretch their capabilities and develop their musicianship. The whole concert can be watched from the start via this link:
The program is also attached here so you can follow along and celebrate the ISM students, staff and visiting guest artists who were performing. Congratulations again to the ISM Middle and High School Music Department for preparing the students so well for such a challenging concert.
The recording above is via the live stream. We also recorded a higher quality audio and will synch this with the video when editing. This copy will be place in the Parent Portal for download a copy for your records. Instructions about finding this video can be found here:
As a reminder, if you are looking for videos of past arts events, please refer to the parent portal where there is a folder marked Fine Arts video. Increasingly, videos are also shared on the ISM Live YouTube channel.
The ISM Fine & Performing Arts Office films many events throughout the school year. Unfortunately, due to copyright laws, we cannot post all of these to our ISM Live YouTube channel. For those events we do post, the quality is also sometimes diminished by the live streaming process. If an event is not posted or the quality is diminished, we generally add them to a Fine Arts Videos Google folder in the “Quick Links” list of the Parent Portal. Once you click on the folder link, you will be taken a list of folders labelled by the school year. Click on the year in which the event you want to watch took place and a list of video files and photo folders will appear.
Because the file sizes are so big, downloading the video you want to watch to your personal computer is recommended. This also means you will retain access to it after you leave ISM and it will be easy to share with family members via file share sites such as Google Drive or Dropbox.
You can download by clicking on the video file you want. A preview image of the video or images will appear against a black screen. On the top right corner of this screen you will see a downward facing arrow. Click this and you will be asked to select where you want to save the file on your personal computer.
The videos in this folder are provided for private family viewing only. These videos SHOULD NOT be uploaded to the internet for public access. If this becomes an issue, we will have to stop providing the films in this manner. You can certainly share your downloaded files to family members in other countries, but please make it clear to them that these videos SHOULD NOT be uploaded to any social media or public access site.
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