Music News - 21 June 2018

Music News - 21 June 2018

Music News – 21 June 2018

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Music Gala Concert 2018 – Sunday 22 July 3pm – The Arts Theatre HOTA

The 2018 Music Gala Concert to be presented by musicians from Prep to Year 12 is to be held at 3pm on Sunday 22 July in The Arts Theatre at HOTA – the first weekend of Term 3. This year’s Concert is entitled Friends and features all the School’s Music Ensembles performing a variety of musical styles from classical, jazz, pop and music theatre repertoire.

Ensembles performing at this event include: Prep and Year 1 Singers, Years 2 and 3 Choir, Years 4-6 Choir, Senior Choir, Senior Show Choir, Senza Ragazzi, Junior and Senior Strings, Junior, Middle School and Senior Concert Bands, Big Band, and Rhythm & Blues Band.

Parents and friends are encouraged to get in early to purchase good seats, on sale through Home of the Arts. Costs are $30 Adults and $20 for Students/Concessions/Children.  Performers do not need to purchase seats (unless parents wish their daughters to sit with them after their performance is completed).  Bookings can be made by either: visiting the HOTA website (click here) telephoning HOTA on 5588 4000 or booking in person at The HOTA Box Office.

State Honours Ensemble Program for Middle School – Griffith University Young Conservatorium

From 1-3 June, some of our Junior and Middle School musicians were honoured to be chosen to participate in the State Honours Ensemble Program for Middle School students, run through Queensland Conservatorium’s Open Conservatorium in Brisbane. They participated in workshops and a final concert alongside hundreds of other musicians showcasing the breadth and depth of artistic talent being nurtured by teachers, parents and schools throughout Queensland. Congratulations to:

  • Erin Leinster(voice), Jolina Zhang (violin) from Year 5
  • Olivia Maddison(voice), Zara Meer (voice), Choley Sun (voice), Kate Taylor (voice), Flora Yang (cello) from Year 6
  • Simran Bhuta (flute), Scarlett Nye (cello), Yvette Willemsen (voice), Jessica Zack-Holt (voice)  from Year 7
  • Ava Cowley (cello), Zarli Dickinson (French horn), Madelyn Finster (voice), Lia Goddard (voice), Claudia Jacob (bass clarinet), Jordan Klos (euphonium), Zara Leinster (violin), Maia Sato (alto saxophone) from Year 8

Here are some comments from the girls on their experience:

SHEP was so much fun as it was a great experience and I learnt so much and met so many new friends. I really enjoyed performing as there were over 1000 people in the audience. Some of the pieces we played were quite challenging and others were fairly simple and I couldn’t believe how many Euphonium players there were (4!). (Jordan Klos – Year 7)

I had a great time over the weekend at SHEP. I was principal Cello for string ensemble one and my conductor was Loreta Fin. I was also given the opportunity to play in a quartet with the SHEP staff who accompanied vocal ensemble 1 and 2 during the Sunday concert in the main theatre at the Conservatorium. This was a great experience, playing alongside the SHEP staff in front of a full theatre. As the only student given this opportunity I felt very proud to represent St Hilda’s. It was a great weekend and I can’t wait for next year. (Scarlett Nye – Year 7)

I really enjoyed it because it was my first SHEP and I was doing what I love, singing with some of best kid singers in Queensland. (Erin Leinster – Year 5)

SHEP is an unforgettable experience. It’s an amazing opportunity to meet new people, learn new songs and boost confidence levels. I would love to do SHEP all over again! (Yvette Willemsen – Year 7)

Ms Janette Kelly
Head of Music

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