Music News - May 2019

Music News - May 2019

Music News – May 2019

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Enthusiastic Performances start the term

St Hilda’s musicians have been out in force during the first week of Term 2.

ANZAC Day

A big thank you to the combined talents of our Middle and Senior School performing artists and staff whose contribution to the Anzac Day Service on the first day of term greatly assisted in commemorating our national day of remembrance.

The service featured:

  • A stunning choral piece sung by Senza Ragazzi and ceremonial music played by the Middle School & Senior Concert Bands including Airlie Robinson’s (Year 11) rendition of The Last Post.
  • Year 11 Drama students taking the opportunity to have a real-life outcome to their classroom learning experiences by composing a script, including testimonies from a range of plays, interviews and other written material to provide a snapshot of experiences from Australians who served in, or were impacted by, the various wars that we as a nation have engaged with.
  • A group of Middle School Dancers, under the leadership of Lily Whitton and Samsara Herft (Year 9) performing alongside the Years 10-12 Music classes to perform a beautifully moving version of Cold Chisel’s, “When The War is Over”.

Fete

Congratulations to the St Hilda’s Fiddle Band, Junior Concert Band, combined Middle School & Senior Concert Band, Big Band (combined with TSS Big Band) and Rhythm and Blues on rising to the challenge of producing 2 ½ hours of non-stop music on the main stage at the Fete. This was no mean feat by these ensembles, considering that this year’s performances were after one term’s rehearsal compared with the three term’s rehearsal which have preceded our October Fete performances in previous years. Great work by all including our fabulous music staff Mr Chen Yang, Mr Antony Zambolt and Mrs Louise Emery.

Junior School Musical

Tickets are now on sale directly via HOTA for the Junior School Musical production of Aladdin Jr. There will be 2 performances on Saturday 8 June 12:30 and 6:30pm. I encourage you to bring your family along to share a really wonderful, joyful and delightful show.

The following link will take you directly to the HOTA ticketing page: https://secure.hota.com.au/WEBPAGES/EntaWebShow/ShowDatesCombo.aspx

What’s Up Next?

  • 17 & 18 May – Play Out:  4-7.30pm Friday, 9am – 5pm Saturday
  • 21 May – Twilight Concert:   5pm Langford Theatre featuring Senior Choir and Junior Concert Band
  • 26 May – St Peter’s Church Service: 8am for 9.30am featuring Senior String Ensemble and Senza Ragazzi.
  • 4 June – PP-2 Mother/Grandmother Morning: Featuring Years 2-3 Choir
  • 5 June – 3-6 Mother/Grandmother Morning: Featuring Junior String Ensemble
  • 8 June – Junior School Musical – Aladdin Jr: 12.30pm and 6.30pm – The Arts Theatre HOTA

Janette Kelly
Head of Music

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