Music Notes

CONCERT SERIES

There has been an amazing series of concerts over the last few weeks of Term 2 and hearty congratulations are extended to every student who performed so magnificently. At the end of Term, we experienced our magnificent Senior and Junior Choral and Orchestral Concert. This concert involved over 450 students from Years 3 to 12 performing in all our large orchestras, choirs, Concert Band and ensembles -  it is always an awe-inspiring sight to see so many young people moving quickly and quietly to their positions and then producing such high quality, beautiful music. We are certainly extremely proud of every musician involved -  the standard reached was amazing. We were extremely privileged to be able to perform in the beautiful acoustics of Robert Blackwood Hall which was a very special experience for both performers and also for the very large, enthusiastic audience.

Sincere gratitude is extended to our wonderful team -  Mrs Lisa Sutton (Senior Choral), Mrs Sharon Hunter (Year 7 and 8 Choir), Mrs Anne Wilson (Junior Choral) and to our very kind staff who volunteered to help organise the large numbers of students.

The Year 3 and 4 Solo Concert was another special concert and hearty congratulations is extended to all our talented musicians who performed so well as soloists and also in the Year 3 and 4 Orchestra. Once again the enthusiastic audience loved every performance.

The Senior Solo Concert at the end of Term 2 was a wonderful display of the great talent of our fine musicians at Huntingtower. Every performance was at a very high standard (Certificate of Performance, Associate and Licentiate levels) and hearty congratulations must be given to every student who performed.

The Junior Piano Concert was a great opportunity to hear all our talented pianists from Years 1 to 6. As in the Senior Solo Concert it is wonderful to hear a range of ages all performing at the same concert.


SOLO CONCERT DATES IN TERMS 3 AND 4

Please note carefully as there have been some necessary changes.

Little Symphony Concert (Years Prep, 1 and 2)

Monday 31 July 6pm

This delightful concert will include all orchestral players who will each perform a solo (some for the very first time) and then they will play together to entertain the audience with their ensemble playing. The Little Choir will not perform at this concert but will sing later in the term at Grandparents' Day and also at a concert in Term 4.

Year 8 Solo Concert

Thursday 24 August 6.30pm

Year 9 Solo Concert

Tuesday 12 September 6.30pm

Year 10 Solo Concert

Monday 18 September 6.30pm

VCE Recitals (TBC)

Thursday 28 September

Thursday 5 October

Year 7 Solo Concert

Wednesday 18 October 6.30pm

New Ensemble Solo Concert

Thursday 2 November 6.30pm

Little Symphony Solo Concert

Tuesday 14 November 6pm


RINGWOOD EISTEDDFOD

Hearty congratulations to the following students who performed superbly at the recent Ringwood Eisteddfod and achieved wonderful results.

13 Years and Under Ensemble

1st prize -  Beethoven Trio

Alice Freeman, Isambard Knox-Johnson, Abby Poon

16 Year and Under Ensemble

1st prize -  Mendelssohn Quintet

Marcus Loh-Ekstrand, Mia Wu, Satomi Goh-Maejima, Rachel Ko, Isambard Knox-Johnson

VCE Ensemble

1st prize -  Mozart Quintet

Eddie Chen, Mathew Mo, Jasmine Tsai, Kiara Kim, Kendrick Jiang

Open Ensemble

Honourable Mention â€" Mendelssohn Octet

Mathew Mo, Rachel Ko, Shally Liang, Mia Wu, Kiara Kim, Abby Poon, Kendrick Jiang, Isambard Knox-Johnson

This open section attracted many groups all of whom were tertiary or post tertiary performers. We were extremely proud of the performances of our students and two more of our Huntingtower Ensembles also achieved wonderful results.

Mendelssohn Quartet

Marcus Loh-Ekstrand, Jasmine Tsai, Laura Armstrong, Kevin Yu

Haydn Quintet

George Tyurin, Mun Joon Teo, Satomi Goh-Maejima, Charmaine Leung, Ven Lee Teo

Hearty congratulations to all our talented and very dedicated students!

WAVERLEY EISTEDDFOD

The Waverley Eisteddfod Ensemble sections are usually held in the Huntingtower Performing Arts Centre but as the PAC is not available at the moment the performances will be held in the Orchestral Room. Thus the maximum number in the Large Ensemble sections has been lowered drastically so unfortunately none of our usual ensembles (Junior Orchestra, Middle School Orchestra, Concert Band, Senior Orchestra) are able to perform. We can look forward to some wonderful eisteddfod performances in our new PAC but at the moment only very small Large Ensembles are able to perform. A notice has already been posted out to all instrumental musicians involved and sincere apologies to those who are not able to perform this year â€" the opportunity will come soon!

WAVERLEY EISTEDDFOD ENSEMBLE SECTIONS

Saturday 12 August -  Huntingtower Orchestral Room (Full details are in the notice)

Arrival Time: 8.00am

14y and Under Large Ensemble (8.20am Section)   (Senior Music Classroom)

Dvorak Ensemble

Middle School Ensemble 

Arrival Time: 10.40am 

15y and Under Small Ensemble (11.00am Section)  (Senior Music Classroom)

Beethoven Trio

Handel Ensemble

Arrival Time: 12.50pm -  18y and Under Large Ensemble (1.15pm Section)  (Senior Music Classroom)

Small Concert Band

String Orchestra 

Arrival Time: 2.40pm - 21y and Under Large Ensemble (3.00pm Section)  (Senior Music Classroom)

Mendelssohn Quartet

Haydn Quintet

Mendelssohn Octet

WAVERLEY EISTEDDFOD CHORAL SECTIONS

Monday 21 August -  Robert Blackwood Hall

Secondary School Chamber Choir Section,  4pm

Senior Chamber Choir and Middle School Chamber Choir

Middle School Chamber Choir Section, 6.45pm

Middle School Chamber Choir

All details will be given to the members of both chamber choirs.

Parents, families and friends are extremely welcome to attend any of the eisteddfod ensemble and choral sections and hear the fantastic work which has been done by our students and enjoy performances by many other participating schools.

ARTS IN THE ROUND - Sunday 15 October

In the absence of the Performing Arts Centre and after the wonderful success of the inaugural Arts in the Round in 2016 there will be another exciting Arts Festival Arts in the Round in 2017which will feature Music, Art, Drama, English Speaking and Poetry.

Please come and enjoy a spectacular afternoon!

The following groups will perform -  all members will be required please

Junior Choir

Junior Orchestra

Junior Chamber Choir

Year 7/8 Choir

Middle School Orchestra

Middle School Chamber Choir

Senior Choir

Senior Orchestra

Concert Band

String Orchestra

Senior Chamber Choir

A detailed timetable of performances will be given closer to the time.

Delicious refreshments will be available

HEARTY CONGRATULATIONS TO:

Jay Sun (Year 10) who was accepted into the Victorian State Music Camp as Principal Clarinet in the prestigious Bishop Orchestra. A wonderful achievement!

Joshua Hunter (Year 4) who received a High Distinction in the recent AMEB exams -  another wonderful achievement!

Ethan Zheng (Year 4) who received an Honourable Mention in the 10y and under Piano section at the Ringwood Eisteddfod -  yet another wonderful achievement!

ÂI cannot thank our Citizenship Ensemble performers and their parents enough for the amazing commitment they all show to these very important community events. A beautiful ceremony was held last week and there will be another Citizenship Ceremony later this term.

MUSIC DATES TERM 3 2017

LITTLE SYMPHONY SOLO CONCERT (Years Prep, 1 and 2)

Monday 31 July 6pm,  Orchestral Room

KODALY JUNIOR CHORAL FESTIVAL

Friday 4 August 5pm, Caulfield Grammar, Wheelers Hill

Junior Chamber Choir

WAVERLEY EISTEDDFOD

Commences Saturday 5 August, Orchestral Room

WAVERLEY EISTEDDFOD ENSEMBLE SECTIONS

Saturday 12 August, 9am - 5pm, Orchestral Room

WAVERLEY EISTEDDFOD CHORAL SECTIONS

Monday 21 August 4pm, Robert Blackwood Hall

Senior Chamber Choir and Middle School Chamber Choir

YEAR 8 SOLO CONCERT

Thursday 24 August, 6.30pm Orchestral Room

KODALY SENIOR CHORAL FESTIVAL

Friday 25 August,  Scotch College

Senior Chamber Choir

SENIOR SCHOOL MUSICAL -  DRAMA ROOM

Wednesday 30 August 

Thursday 31 August 

Friday 1 September 

Saturday 2 September  

CITIZENSHIP CEREMONY

Monday 11 September 6pm - Robert Blackwood Hall

YEAR 9 SOLO CONCERT

Tuesday 12 September,  6.30pm, Orchestral Room

YEAR 10 SOLO CONCERT 

Monday 18 September 6.30pm Orchestral Room

VCE SOLO RECITALS

Thursday 28 September - Orchestral Room

Thursday 5 October - Orchestral Room