Music News – July 2021

Music News – July 2021

Music News – July 2021

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We are hoping to see many from our School community at the 2021 Gala Music Concert at the Annand Theatre, The Southport School, this coming Sunday 25 July. All St Hilda’s music ensembles from Prep to Year 12 will be showcased, presenting some of our most favourite music, ranging in style from classical to pop, from rock to music theatre.

The Concert begins at 3pm with refreshments available beforehand. Costs are $30 for Adults and $20 for Students/Concessions/Children. Performers do not need to purchase seats.

Bookings can be made online by visiting: https://events.humanitix.com/gala-concert

Evening Stars Twilight Concert – 20 July The Chapel

Congratulations to all our performers who presented their musical talents at the Evening Stars Twilight Concert last night in the Chapel. Many thanks to those staff members and parents and friends who came along to form the appreciative audience.

Performers included the following outstanding young musicians:

  • Years 4-6 Vocal Ensemble
  • Year 4   Mila Park (violin)
  • Year 5   Yolanda Hill (piano), Lucy Dunwoodie (voice)
  • Year 6   Gabrielle Aloysius (cello), Stella Reichman (violin), Vanessa Lee (violin), Chloe Chen (piano)
  • Year 8   Aurora Salmon (flute), Annabel Morison (voice), Alex Zheng (cello)
  • Year 9   Choley Sun (cello), Flora Yang (piano), Kate Taylor (voice), Aileen Hu (piano)
  • Year 10  Cecilia Kim (violin), Annalize de Wet (trombone), Lily Yu (piano), Skye Hill (piano)
  • Year 11  Claudia Jacob (clarinet), Madelyn Finster (voice)
  • Year 12  Nicola Wright (horn), Isabella Nott (voice), Alana Li (piano), Stephanie Korff (flute), Halle Mudimu (piano)

Australian Opera – Carmen at HOTA – Children’s Chorus

On Friday 16 and Saturday 17 July, Aurora Salmon (Year 8), Amelia Dunwoodie (Year 8) and Mila Park (Year 4) took to the HOTA stage as part of a Children’s Chorus performing with Opera Australia (OA) in their touring production of Bizet’s Carmen. The girls had auditioned in late-March, along with numerous other talented young vocalists, hoping to secure a spot in the 24-member ensemble. A challenging 10-week rehearsal period followed, led by our own Mr Antony Zambolt as the OA Children’s Chorus Leader.

Aside from the many musical challenges, the Children’s Chorus also had to memorise their parts in French language. Once arriving on the Gold Coast last week, the OA company also conducted vocal, instrumental, acting and movement workshops with the Children’s Chorus, with Aurora receiving some one-on-one flute coaching with the company’s touring flautist. OA touring productions entertain audiences in regional areas every two years, and give young people, such as Aurora, Amelia and Mila, the incredible opportunity to be a part of a professional OA production.

Gold Coast Eisteddfod 2021 – Performance Dates for St Hilda’s Ensembles

The 39th Gold Coast Eisteddfod begins in earnest on 30 July for thousands of students in solo and ensemble performances across the Gold Coast. Before parents start receiving emails advising of Gold Coast Eisteddfod excursion invitations through Parent Lounge, please find below a list of ensembles and their approximate performance times to assist you with your advance planning.

 Junior School Eisteddfod Performance Times

Ensemble Date Yr Groups Involved Section Starts Event Duration (approx.) Venue
Years 2/3 Choir Friday 6 August 2-3 1.00pm 12.30pm – 2.00pm approx. HOTA
Years 4-6 Choir Friday 6 August 4-6 6.30pm 5.50pm-7.30pm approx. HOTA
Years 4-6 Vocal Ensemble Tuesday 3 August 4-6 3.30pm 3.00pm – 4.45pm approx. HOTA
Junior String Ensemble Tuesday 17 August 4-6 9.30am 8.45am-11.00am approx. GC Youth Orchestra Centre

 

Middle and Senior School Eisteddfod Performance Times

Ensemble Date Yr Groups Involved Section Starts Event Duration (approx.) Venue
Senza Ragazzi (Showcase) Tuesday 3 August 7-12 6.30pm 6.15pm-7.30pm approx. HOTA
Senza Ragazzi (Vocal Ensemble) Thursday 5 August 7-12 6.30pm 5.40pm-7.30pm approx. HOTA
Senior Choir (Australian Composer) Tuesday 10 August 7-12 6pm 10.45pm-12.30pm approx. HOTA
Senior Choir (Sacred) Tuesday 10 August 7-12 2.30pm 2.00pm-3.00pm approx. HOTA
Senior Choir (A Grade) Tuesday 10 August 7-12 6pm 5.00pm-6.45pm approx. HOTA
Senior String Ensemble Tuesday 17 August 7-12 9.30am 8.45am – 11.00am approx. HOTA
Senior & Middle School Concert Band (Music Fest) Friday 20 August 7-12 TBC 3.30pm-9.00pm approx. Coorparoo SSC – Brisbane

 

AMEB/Trinity College Examination Results

Congratulations also to the following girls on their hard work to enable the achievement of the following music examination certificates.

Name   Year Subject Grade Result
Elise Brown 4 AMEB – Piano For Leisure 1 Credit
Sally Nutley 7 AMEB – Saxophone For Leisure Repertoire 3 Credit
Talia Peters 7 AMEB – Saxophone For Leisure Repertoire 3 Credit
Sabrina Theobald 7 AMEB – Saxophone For Leisure Repertoire 3 Credit
Georgia Thomasson 7 AMEB – Saxophone For Leisure Repertoire 4 Credit
Alexia Abela 8 AMEB – Saxophone For Leisure Repertoire 2 Credit
Eva Brinsmead 8 AMEB – Piano For Leisure 1 Credit
Madeleine Jackson 8 AMEB – Saxophone For Leisure Repertoire 1 Honours
Kate Taylor 9 AMEB – Saxophone For Leisure Repertoire 3 Credit
Claudia Jacob 11 AMEB – Clarinet (Repertoire) 4 Honours
Maia Sato 11 AMEB – Saxophone For Leisure Repertoire 8 Pass

 

Janette Kelly
Head of Music

 

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