Music News - October 2019

Music News - October 2019

Music News – October 2019

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Performances End of Term 3 and Beginning of Term 4

St Hilda’s musicians finished last term and brought in the new term with performances at Twilight Concerts in the School Chapel.

  • It was great to see Big Band rehearsing and performing with the TSS Big Band for the Twilight Concert on Tuesday, 17 September. It was a wall of sound that opened the event, with two pieces conducted by both Mr Rob Cooke from TSS and our own Mr Antony Zambolt. This was followed by a group of talented solo performances from St Hilda’s students.
  • The Twilight Concert last Thursday evening saw the Year 12 Music Extension students present their final performances and many others get in practice performances for upcoming AMEB or Trinity College exams.

State Honours Ensemble at Qld Conservatorium in September Holidays

During the September Holidays, 14 of our Middle and Senior School musicians were honoured to be chosen to participate in the Australian and State Honours Ensemble Program, run through Queensland Conservatorium’s Open Conservatorium in Brisbane. They participated in workshops and a final concert alongside many other musicians showcasing the breadth and depth of artistic talent being nurtured by teachers, parents and schools throughout Queensland.

Special congratulations must go to Cecilia Kim in Year 8 who auditioned and was successful in being placed in the Australian Honours Symphony Orchestra for the program. What outstanding work from one of our young musicians.

Congratulations to the following participants:

  • Anna Stergiou (voice) from Year 12
  • Edwina Thomson (flute) from Year 11
  • Grace Cowley (alto saxophone), Stephanie Korff (flute), Alana Li (voice), Tasha Sheppard (voice), Hikaru Tsuji (voice) and Vanessa Yuen (voice) from Year 10
  • Ava Cowley (cello), Madelyn Finster (voice), Lia Goddard (voice), Zara Leinster (violin) from Year 9
  • Annalize de Wet (trombone), Cecilia Kim (violin) from Year 8
  • Kate Taylor (voice) from Year 7

Here are some comments on the program from the girls:

  • “Every year, I look forward to SHEP and the excitement it brings, as each year entails something different. I love meeting new people from different schools and it’s amazing to see the final performance after only three days of rehearsing. It’s always a memorable experience that is fun and advances my flute playing.” (Edwina Thomson Y11)
  • SHEP was a great experience to learn with and create new friends. There was a variety of music which allowed us to sing or play something we are not always used to. (Kate Taylor Y7)

The Rest of Term 4

Please note the following events in your diaries. For all events in black text, look out for invitations on Parent Lounge to confirm you daughter’s involvement.

Ensemble Date Event & Venue
Years 4-6 Vocal Ensemble
Senza Ragazzi
Thursday 17 October Twilight Concert
St Hilda’s Chapel
Middle School and Senior Concert Bands Friday 18 October Music Fest Afternoon/Evening
Iona College Performing Arts Centre, 85 North Road, Lindum, Brisbane.
Senior Choir
Middle/Senior Concert Band
Senior Strings
Friday 1 November Music Presentation Evening
Jennifer Reeves Cafeteria
Big Band Saturday 2 November Music Fest – Late Morning
Calamvale Community College
Hamish St Calamvale, Brisbane.
Years 4-6 Choir & Vocal Ensemble Saturday 2 November Music Fest – Early Afternoon
Iona College, Performing Arts Centre, 85 North Road , Lindum, Brisbane.
Senior Choir
Senza Ragazzi
Saturday 2 November Music Fest Afternoon
Iona College Performing Arts Centre, 85 North Road , Lindum, Brisbane.
Rhythm & Blues Band
Big Band
Friday 8 November Principal’s & Old Girls’ Christmas Cocktail Party
Jennifer Reeves Terrace
Senza Ragazzi Wednesday 13 November Year 12 Reflection Chapel Service
Sports Centre
Senior & Middle School Concert Band Thursday 14 November Year 12 Graduation Ceremony – 6pm
Theatre 1 HOTA
Years 7-9 Senior Choir Members
Middle School Concert Band
Friday 22 November Middle School Final Assembly
Years P-6 Choirs
Junior Concert Band
Junior String Ensemble
Friday 22 November Junior School Christmas Concert
St Hilda’s Sports Centre
Years 2-6 Choir
Senior Choir
Senior Strings
Senior & Middle School Concert Band
Wednesday 27 November Speech Day Rehearsal
Sports Centre
Years 2-6 Choir
Senior Choir
Senior Strings
Senior & Middle School Concert Band
Thursday 28 November Speech Day
Sports Complex

Janette Kelly
Head of Music

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