Music News - June 2022

Music News - June 2022

Music News – June 2022

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St Hilda’s musicians are always busy preparing for their next performance and Term 2 this year has definitely reflected their musically active lives.

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

From 3-5 June, some of our 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:

  • Finlay Jansen (voice) and Aleesha Ved (voice) from Year 6
  • Anastasia Dakin (euphonium), Violet Dufty (bass clarinet), Phoebe Wiggins (French horn) and Emily Wilson (French horn) from Year 7
  • Emma Craig (violin) from Year 8
  • Jaxsyn Fill (trumpet) from Year 9

St Peter’s Church Annual Visit, St Hilda’s May Twilight Concert, TSS June Twilight Concert and High Tea

  • Senza Ragazzi, Senior String Ensemble and our Junior School Captains made a beautiful contribution to the Holy Communion Service at St Peter’s at 9.30am on Sunday, 22 May. The performance of anthems, preludes and contribution to the congregational hymns added to the joy of the weekly service. Many thanks to Mr Chen Yang, Mrs Tania Edmunds and Mr Antony Zambolt for preparing these ensembles for this annual event.
  • The Twilight Concert on 24 May in the Bev Philben Room and the Chapel featured 14 soloists from Years P-12 as well as Senior Choir, Junior Concert Band and Years 4-6 Choir and Vocal Ensemble (1st performance of 2022) in very accomplished performances. It was great to see a near full house of keen supporters there too to witness the jam-packed concert.


  • HOTA was the venue for the Women’s Auxiliary High Tea on Thursday 2 June where each of the Year 1 classes performed as individual choirs, Year 4-6 Vocal Ensemble showed their skill and performance ability and Junior String Ensemble serenaded the gathered crowd. The audience were very appreciative of the ensembles and many thanks to Mrs Louise Emery, Mrs Shari Willner and Mr Chen Yang for preparing the girls to present in such a professional manner.
  • TSS presented a Twilight Concert on 7 June with Senza Ragazzi performing both individually and in combination with the TSS musicians in St Alban’s Chapel. It was a great concert to celebrate the beautiful music achieved by both Schools.

Outstanding Individual Achievement

In recent weeks, we have been very excited to hear of the outstanding individual achievement of:

  • Skye Hill (Year 11) who was awarded her AMEB Associate of Music Australia – Piano

Congratulations on reaching this milestone.

Our previous AMusA awardees – Flora Yang and Aileen Hu in Year 10 – were recently presented with their awards at the annual ceremony held in Brisbane.

Qld Music Teachers’ Association – Gold Coast Composers’ Competition 

Congratulations to our Junior School musicians who recently participated in the annual Gold Coast Composers’ Competition run by the Qld Music Teachers’ Association and were rewarded with great successes for their creativity:

2nd  Alethia Wang (Year 3) – 8-9 years section

2nd  Mila Park (Year 6) – 10-11 years section

1st   Athena Wang (Year 5)  – 10-11 years section

Special Award – Mila Park (Year 6) – 11 & Under Pop Rock Award (Yama Nui Recording Studio) $50

Music Gala Concert 2022 – Sunday 24 July 3pm – Annand Theatre TSS

The 2022 Music Gala Concert to be presented by musicians from Prep to Year 12 on the second weekend of Term 3 is to be held at 3pm on Sunday 24 July at Annand Theatre – The Southport School.

This year’s concert will include some of our most favourite music, ranging in style from classical to pop, rock and music theatre. Performing ensembles will include: Prep and Year 1 Singers, Years 2 and 3 Choir, Years 4-6 Choir, Senior Choir, Senza Ragazzi, Junior and Senior String Ensembles, Junior, Middle and Senior School Concert Bands, Big Band, and the Rhythm & Blues Band.

Parents and friends are encouraged to get in early to purchase good seats. 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).  Tickets are now available for purchase through Humanitix:

What’s Up Next?

  • 14 June – Twilight Concert:  5pm Bev Philben Room/The Chapel featuring Senior Choir, Senior/Middle School Concert Band and Big Band
  • 19 July – Evening Stars Recital: 5pm The Chapel


Miss Janette Kelly
Head of Music


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