Music

Hellenic Academy boasts a vibrant Music Department in which at least a third of the school population is involved, whether in the instrumental or vocal programme, or both.

There have been many scientific studies carried out which prove the benefits of studying music and the Hellenic Academy Music Department offers ample opportunity to confirm the validity of these studies. Students who are involved in Music at the Academy learn important lessons about discipline, organisation, teamwork and creativity, which they can carry into their other school pursuits.

Choirs

Choral work is very much a part of the Music Department culture. There are six different choirs for students to join. These include Junior Mixed, Girls’ and Boys’ Choirs and then Senior Mixed, Girls’ and Boys’ Choirs. These groups participate in exciting events and performances throughout the year, covering a wide range of styles including Western Classical, Gospel, African, Pop and Jazz. Each choir has two sessions a week. All form 1 pupils are expected to audition for the choir and if they are accepted they must sing in the Junior Choir.

Hellenic Academy Choir

Vocal Ensemble

The Vocal Ensemble includes the top 20 singers who audition for this elite group. Their repertoire is challenging and covers a variety of genres. This smaller group of students allows for a greater showcase of their abilities. They are often invited to perform at corporate functions and other private events.

Hellenic Academy Vocal Ensemble

Marimba Band

The Marimba Band provides a platform for students who are interested in exploring African traditional music. There is a Junior and Senior band and each group rehearses once a week.

Hellenic Academy marimba band

String Orchestra

This dynamic and innovative group of young string players performs an eclectic array of musical styles, from Rock to Classical.  Percussion players are brought into the Ensemble as required and the group rehearses on Tuesday afternoons from 4.30pm to 6.00pm.

Hellenic Academy String Orchestra

Full Orchestra

The Hellenic Academy Orchestra boasts complete String, Woodwind, Brass and Percussion sections.  Again, a wide variety of musical genres is played, including Classical, Pop and Music from the Shows.  The Orchestra practices on Monday afternoons from 4.30