Many group performances were inserted in between the above recitations. Grade 10 Chinese Class S recited “Hero Poetry, A young Man’s Anthem”in such an imposing manner that they received warm applause.Grade 9 Chinese H class impressed the audience with their “April Cambridge”. Boys and girls took turns to recite “Saying good-bye to Cambridge again” and “April Rhapsody”, telling us the romance between Zhimo Xu and Huiyin Lin.
Members from the Chinese language and culture club brought us “ Mountain stream to find the fellow”. Wearing ancient Han costumes, Boya Yu and Ziqi Zhong, two characters in the play talked fluently to each other, and they also presented impressive poetry recitation.
The majority of the contestants recited poems or essays in Chinese, of course. Anna Xiao conveyed the spirit of poplar trees to the audience by reciting “Poplar of the west wind”, which is a well-known excerpt taken from the Chinese textbook. After walking to the centre of the stage and adapting himself to giving his own performance, he recited “Homesickness”. “Homesickness is just like one after another short tombs,and is also like a shallow strait.”His recitation brought tears to the audience’s eyes.
Muphy Gu recited “The Triumph of the Plebeian” to the accompaniment of joyful and grand music, making the audience feel as if they were personally on the scene, drawing thunderous applause. Kevin Shen recited
“Tea”, telling the audience the steps of making tea in detail and enchanting the audience with the fragrance of tea.Daniel Xu recited “Swan’s way”, giving the audience a hazy feeling as if they were by a lake in the forest.
Wendy Wang recited “I’m standing on the chain Bridge”, which, in my opinion, was the most affectionate recitation I’d ever heard at today’s CAS session. Wendy depicted a solemn patriotism, and interpreted with her body language the scenes in which warriors fought through a hail of bullets.
Last but not least, Peter Zhang recited “qiang jin jiu”, a poem by the famous poet Li bai of Tang Dynasty, in measured tones.
Our recital contest themed “Youth.Splendor”was concluded and the audience’s applause still lingered around in the auditorium. We are grateful to Mr. Tony Wang and all the contestants for making dedicated efforts to bring us such a wonderful performance.