By Dr Chris McGillen Head of Music Performance

The 2022 Spring Concert was held on Thursday 1 September at 7pm in the College’s Performing Arts Centre and featured an array of entertaining items from Soloists through to the range of College Ensemble. Featured soloists were: Cruz T (7CO), Clarinet, Alyssa C (8LI), Voice, Sebastian K (7KO), Drum Kit, Ylai H (7WU), Flute, Mihini R (8CO), Piano, Sienna-Skye P (10MW), Voice accompanied by Ava N (9CO) on Piano, Claudia P (7MK), Voice, Jan Paul P (8MK), Clarinet, Carla T (9KU), Voice, Kayla S (10WO), Voice, Noah G (10CO), Voice, Jessica K (9CO), Piano, Joshua V (7KO), Saxophone, Ivan K (8WO), Clarinet and Heinrich E (10MK), Guitar. It was wonderful to see such a wide variety of instruments featured, particularly from the growing Concert Band Program.

The Concert opened with the College Choir who performed A Million Dreams from the film The Greatest Showman, directed by Elise Laguna and accompanied by Ms Maria Fiteni, this was followed the Year 7 School of Rock Band, mentored by Mr Ben Wisbey, who performed As it Was by Harry Styles. For many of the students in this group it was their first public performance. The second School of Rock Band, mentored by Ms Melinda Martinek performed Don’t Stop Believing by Journey, followed by the College Chamber Choir who performed I Can’t Help Falling in Love With You. The newly formed Beginner Concert Band performed two pieces, the first Galant March by Michael Sweeney and the second a show-stopping version of Tequila. The final two items in the program featured the third of the College’s School of Rock Bands mentored by Mr Luke Julien who performed Just the Two of Us and Twist and Shout by Phil Medley and Bert Berns. The finale item featured the combined College Choir and Chamber Choir supported by a Band made of the Instrumental Music staff and performed Just Sing by Justin Timberlake. It was a highly entertaining evening enjoyed by all. Special mention to Christina S (10KO) and Silvia K (10LI) who not only performed on the night but also compered the evening. Thanks to all of the parents and friends who supported this special event.

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