Music Notes

Issue 0915_Music2015 Sydney Eisteddfod Results

Congratulations to all the girls in the Chamber Choir and Madrigal Groups who achieved some wonderful results and performances at the Sydney Eisteddfod this year.  The results were as follows:

MADRIGAL GROUP

YOUTH CHAMBER CHOIR SECTION
1st: Frensham Madrigals (Mittagong)
2nd: PLC Sydney Madrigal Group (Croydon) achieving 95%
3rd: Fort Street High School Chamber Choir (Petersham)

CHAMBER GROUP – The group entered two sections and achieved the following results:

YOUTH SACRED CHORAL SECTION
1st: Frensham Madrigals (Mittagong)
2nd: PLC Sydney Chamber Choir (Croydon) achieving 84%
3rd: Meriden Senior Singers (Strathfield)

YOUTH CHOIR (Female or male voices only)
1st: Pymble Chorale (Pymble)
2nd: Brigidine College (St Ives)
3rd: PLC Sydney Chamber Choir (Croydon) achieving 89%

AUSTRALASIAN CHORAL CHAMPIONSHIPS  FINALS - CANTABILE AND CHAMBER CHOIR

After both placing second in their respective sections, the Cantabile and Senior School Chamber Choir qualified for the Sydney Eisteddfod Final of the John Lamble Australasian Championships for Infants/Youth choirs, on Sunday 14 June at Chatswood.

Both choirs sang very well against some very fierce competition. Between the two choirs they won a total of $850 for the school, which also included cash prizes won in the heats the previous week.

Our Cantabile girls competed against boys and girls in the infants and Years 5 and 6 and did a very fine job, especially as they had to learn a new Australian song before the competition. They sang ‘Sea Winds' ,'Where the Wind Goes’ and ‘Don Gato’. The results from this section were: 1st Barker, 2nd Pymble Junior School Chamber Choir, 3rd Waitara and 4th Reddam.

Our Chamber Choir girls from Years 9-12 also competed in an extremely high powered section against mixed and single sex choirs. The girls performed a ‘Russian Lullaby’, ‘Lift Thine Eyes’ and a piece especially written for them by Paul Jarman called ‘Malala’. The results from this section were 1st Fort St, 2nd Frensham, 3rd Pymble, 4th Brigidine.

Special thanks must go to the two accompanists: Mr Andrew Basile (Chamber Choir), Miss Synthia Luo (Cantabile) soloist Beatrice Tucker, viola – Anaia Alonso and oboe – Mikaela Sukkar. Thank you to all the girls for working so very hard.

Thank you to Ms Clouston for directing, organising and helping the girls. Thank you also to all the parents and friends who attended and supported Cantabile and the Chamber Choir.

Alison Chen – Emerging Artists

On Sunday 14 June Year 10 music student, Alison Chen, performed a 20-minute program on a beautiful Steinway grand piano to a receptive audience at the Theme and Variations piano studio at Willoughby.

Alison performed the following pieces: Mountains (Sculthorpe), Etudes-Tableaux Op39 No 2 (Rachmaninoff), and Variations Brilliantes Op 12 (Chopin).

Congratulations Alison on performing so well. A wonderful achievement.

 

  
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