Singing in Time was fashioned to fit with Epworth’s 120th celebrations and featured popular music from the past 12 decades. It was in the 20th century that the divide between ‘popular’ music and ‘classical’ or ‘art’ music first began to widen, tied to the advent of the radio and the exposure that it gave to jazz, blues, dance music, and music from other cultures. Each of these decades would have justified its own concert but 12 concerts in one year was not a viable option! In the mix were various important South African works such as Miriam Makeba’s famous Pata Pata, and the anti-apartheid protest song, Weeping. All of the pieces have their own stories and came from particular contexts. Most were custom arranged for this concert by Jeff Judge and orchestrated specifically for the instrumental forces available at Epworth this year. It has been an exciting project, bringing together our string ensemble, jazz band, choir, some of our marimba players, and showcasing a few soloists. We are sure the audience had as much fun listening to the music as we had exploring singing in time in our school’s 120th anniversary year.