Elizabeth Stewart, a Year 9 student at WIS has been wooing everybody with her talents! Over the past fortnight, this incredibly talented young girl has sung at three concerts, competed in and won three acting competitions and still managed to keep up to date with her coursework!
First up was a gala performance at a CNBC conference in Nansha, China, where she performed a range of songs in Cantonese, Putonghua, Italian and English. Back in Hong Kong, Elizabeth swapped pop for opera, when she sang at a charity concert at the Ladies Recreation Club. Here she sang The Doll from the Tales of Hoffmann (Les oiseaux dans la charmille), followed by Ave Maria, O Mio babbino caro, and Pie Jesu. Funds raised from the concert went to the Hands On Hong Kong charity. Elizabeth was privileged to sing at the 28th annual Light Up a Life concert at St. John’s Cathedral, supporting the Society for the Promotion of Hospice Care.
Elizabeth also won a hat-trick of first places at the HK Schools Speech Festival recently! She won the Solo Dramatic Performance (Age 13 and 14) category, portraying a scene from ‘Anne of a thousand days’, in which Anne, Henry VIII’s second wife, finds out that she will be beheaded. Elizabeth also competed in the Shakespeare Monologue Open Under 15 section, playing Lady Macbeth in the sleepwalking scene and winning the top prize. This followed an earlier Public Speaking Solo (Secondary 3 and 4) performance focused on the life of William Shakespeare, for which she also won first prize. In all three, she top scored with 90 marks out of 100.
WIS is proud of your achievements Elizabeth! Well done and keep shining!