Music Notes

2018 ARTS IN THE ROUND

Arts in the Round was a wonderful Arts Festival held last Sunday and it was a huge success featuring all performing and visual arts (music, art, drama, poetry, media, Indonesian poetry and dance, French poetry and song and visual communication).

Concerts during the afternoon featured wonderful choirs, orchestras, chamber choirs and concert band from the Middle School, Junior School and Senior School. Hearty congratulations and enormous thanks to the 400 musicians who performed so amazingly well. We were blessed with glorious weather and delicious refreshments provided by our enthusiastic and selfless PFA members were thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended.

Hearty congratulations also to all the performers and artists in the other artistic fields and thank-you to the many people who put so much time into the organization of it all and to all the staff who helped on the day. Special thanks also to Mrs Jan Tyquin, Mrs Lisa Sutton, Ms Carly Major Gough, Mrs Sharon Hunter, Ms Jo Blankfield, Mr Tony Hill and Mr Evan Pugh for giving enormous support especially to the music side of the Festival.


SOLO CONCERTS

We have been treated to a magnificent array of Solo Concerts recently and we must congratulate every performer on the wonderful standard achieved.

Solo Concerts have been given by musicians in:

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

VCE Solo Performance Recitals

AMEB exam students

We have enjoyed an outstanding concert this week given by some of our Year 7 musicians and look forward to another outstanding Year 7 Solo Concert next week on Tuesday 23 October at 6.30pm.

This term we will also look forward to a delightful Little Symphony Solo Concert on Thursday 15 November at 6pm in the Orchestral Room.


HUNTINGTOWER FETE

Sunday 10 November

We are really looking forward to a spectacular event so please come and enjoy some music as you relax with some delicious refreshments.

10.30am – Middle School Orchestra

10.50am – Concert Band

11.30am – Senior Orchestra


DATE REMINDER

SENIOR ORCHESTRA BREAK-UP TEA AND SPEECH NIGHT REHEARSAL

Sunday 2 December 5pm-8pm


HEARTY CONGRATULATIONS AND SINCERE THANKS TO:

  • All the students who performed at various recitals during the recent holidays to help prepare for VCE and AMEB exams. Most of the students gave 2 recitals and they worked extremely hard on technical and musical challenges and undertook another huge challenge of performing the entire 30 minute recital from memory.
  • Abby Poon (Year 9) who received her Certificate of Performance with Distinction at the recent AMEB exams – a wonderful achievement.
  • The following students who received High Distinction in the recent AMEB exams: Jacinta Na (Year 9) Music Theory, Elisha Wickramaratna (Year 9) Music Theory, Henry Zhu (Year 8) Music Theory, Chloe Chaung (Year 7) French Horn – more wonderful achievements!
  • The Citizenship Ceremony Ensemble who once again performed beautifully in a special and moving Citizenship Ceremony at Robert Blackwood Hall.


MUSIC DATES TERM 4 2018

1. YEAR 7 SOLO CONCERT NO. 2

Wednesday 23 October   6.30pm   Orchestral Room

2. YEAR 7 ORIENTATION DAY PERFORMANCE

(Middle School Orchestra, Year 7 and 8 Choir)

Friday 26 October    12 noon    Orchestral Room

3. HUNTINGTOWER FETE (Senior/Middle School Orchestras, Concert Band)

Saturday 10 November 10.30am-12 noon

4. LITTLE SYMPHONY SOLO CONCERT

Thursday 15 November   6pm   Orchestral Room

5. JUNIOR CELEBRATION EVENING (TBC)

Thursday 29 November   6pm    PAC

6. SENIOR ORCHESTRA BREAK-UP TEA and SPEECH NIGHT REHEARSAL

Sunday 2 December   5.30pm-8.30pm   Orchestral Room