SENIOR HOUSE MUSIC FESTIVAL 2018
There have been 7 wonderful concerts featuring nearly 150 magnificent solo performances on many different instruments and voice. A special mention must be given to the 30 Year 7 students who all performed so beautifully after having been in the Senior School for only 3 weeks! The House members and especially the Year 12 House Leaders thoroughly supported their soloists and ensembles with a colourful array of decorations, enthusiastic cheers for their young performers and by providing a delightful colour co-ordinated supper! The Instrumental Ensembles are an amazing part of the House Music Festival with each new member working individually and then as a team to create a perfect blend of voices and musical style.
Tuesday 13 March 7.30pm
Robert Blackwood Hall, Monash University
The very exciting final evening of the House Music Festival on Tuesday 13 March at 7.30pm will be held at ROBERT BLACKWOOD HALL at Monash University. This is a magnificent auditorium with excellent acoustics for the choirs and orchestras and a huge stage for Light Entertainment. It is also a very large hall so we do invite all parents, families, old students and friends to come and enjoy this spectacular event! There will be a comfortable seat for everyone and there is no charge. Junior School children will love the excitement of the evening and it will not be a long night. Every student in Years 7 to 12 will perform in his/her House Choir and over 60% of the students perform in the House Orchestras. It is a COMPULSORY event for all Senior students.
Please invite all your friends and notify any old students whom you may not know of the venue. This would be much appreciated.
Please note carefully as you may need to purchase an item of clothing from the Huntingtower Uniform Shop before the evening.
Girls: Summer dress, white socks worn at the correct length, shiny black shoes, blazer, hair ribbons if relevant in the correct colour.
Boys: Long-sleeved blue shirt with sleeves rolled down and buttons done up!, school tie, long grey trousers, blazer, dark socks, shiny black shoes
A notice with all the details about the final evening has been emailed to all Senior parents and a similar notice has been handed to allSenior students (Years 7-12)
REHEARSALS TO COMMENCE AFTER THE HOUSE MUSIC FESTIVAL
7.45am String Orchestra (commencement date TBA)
7.45am String Orchestra
3.15pm (Period 6) Senior Choir/Year 7 and 8 Choir (commencing Tuesday 20 March)
7.45am New Wind Ensemble (commencing in Term 2)
3.15pm (Period 6) Middle School Orchestra (commencing Wednesday 14 March)
7.45am Concert Band (commencing Thursday 15 March)
3.15pm-4.30pm (Period 6) Middle School Chamber Choir
3.45pm-4.45pm (Period 6) Senior Chamber Choir
*Auditions for these groups will commence from 14 March
7.45am Senior Orchestra (commencing Friday 16 March)
I'm really looking forward to working with the students and it will be an extremely exciting year with the opportunity to perform in our new Performing Arts Centre.
HEARTY CONGRATULATIONS TO…
The 150 Senior students who auditioned and then performed solos at the House Music Festival. Every performance was superb and appreciated by an enthusiastic audience.
Jay Sun, George Tyurin, Abby Poon, Isambard Knox-Johnson and Jeremy Dong who all performed beautifully for 120 members of the Waverley Probus Club at a recent concert in the Waverley Community Centre. The solo and ensemble items were enjoyed immensely by the large audience.
ARE YOU GETTING MARRIED, HAVING A 50TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY PARTY OR ORGANISING A BUSINESS DINNER?
Huntingtower musicians would be very willing to provide a small (or large) ensemble to play beautiful music in a wide variety of styles at any occasion. They have a very comprehensive "gig" folder that includes many special requests. A small fee would be charged as fundraising for the Huntingtower Instrumental Fund.
HIGH QUALITY PIANO FOR SALE
One of our Huntingtower families has an excellent piano available:
Yamaha upright piano, very good condition.
1970-71 model, made in Japan. 88 keys, 3 pedals.
147cm width x 60cm depth x 108cm high
Piano stool included.
Price $1200, negotiable
SPECIAL DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Junior Orchestral and Choral Concert (Years Prep to 6)
Wednesday 6 June at 6.00pm in the PAC.
All choirs and orchestras (involving students from Years Prep to 6) will perform so please keep the date free and enjoy a fantastic evening!
Senior Orchestral and Choral Concert (Years 7 to 12)
Monday 23 July at 7.00pm in the PAC.
All choirs, orchestras and Concert Band (involving students from Years 7 to 12) will perform so please keep the date free and enjoy another fantastic evening!
Waverley Eisteddfod Ensemble sections which usually involve every player from Years 3 to 12 on Saturday 11 August – please keep this date free also. The sections may be smaller this year because the PAC may not be available for outside bookings.
Huntingtower Arts in Round
Sunday 14 October at 2.30pm
MUSIC DATES TERM I 2018
HOUSE MUSIC FESTIVAL FINAL REHEARSALS
Tuesday 13 March
7.35am Warrell Orchestra Orchestral Room
8.05am Bruce Orchestra Orchestral Room
8.30am Mather Orchestra Orchestral Room
8.55am Rayner Orchestra Orchestral Room
9.20am Warrell Chamber ChoirDrama Room
9.35am Bruce Chamber ChoirDrama Room
9.50am Mather Chamber ChoirDrama Room
10.05am Rayner Chamber ChoirDrama Room
10.20am Warrell Choir Drama Room
10.50am Bruce Choir Drama Room
11.20am Mather Choir Drama Room
11.50amRayner ChoirDrama Room
HOUSE MUSIC FESTIVAL - Orchestras/Choirs
Tuesday 13 March 7.30pm Robert Blackwood Hall (Monash University)
YEARS 5 AND 6 SOLO CONCERT
Wednesday 21 March 6pm Orchestral Room
MUSIC DATES TERM 2 2018
Monday 23 April 6pm Robert Blackwood Hall
Commencing Monday 23 April
SENIOR SOLO CONCERT
Monday 30 April 6.30pm Orchestral Room
JUNIOR PIANO AND WIND CONCERT (Years 1 to 6)
Wednesday 9 May 6pm Orchestral Room
LITTLE SYMPHONY SOLO CONCERT
Monday 21 May 6pm Orchestral Room
JUNIOR ORCHESTRA COMBINED WORKSHOP/CONCERT WITH PLC
Tuesday 29 May 1pm-3pm PLC
JUNIOR CHORAL AND ORCHESTRAL CONCERT (Years Prep-6)
Wednesday 6 June 6pm PAC
RINGWOOD EISTEDDFOD – Small Senior Ensembles
Sunday 10 June 8.30am (TBC)
STRING ORCHESTRA FAREWELL CONCERT
Sunday 17 June 4pm PAC
YEAR 3 AND 4 SOLO CONCERT
Wednesday 20 June 6pm Orchestral Room
STRING ORCHESTRA TOUR DEPARTURE
Thursday 28 June 6.25pm
STRING ORCHESTRA TOUR RETURN
Sunday 15 July 10.10pm