The Sydney Eisteddfod
On 28, 29, 30 May 2016, three of our Senior School Choral groups and two of our string groups performed in the Sydney Eisteddfod. It was a huge commitment for some girls who were out on Saturday evening and then all day Sunday from 9.30 am – 6 pm and then on Monday. The girls performed extremely well and represented the school admirably, behaving maturely and supporting the other choirs and orchestras. Thank you to the parents and friends who came and cheered on the girls.
SATURDAY EVENING 8.15 PM
Vocal Ensemble (Years 7 - 9) performed in an open section (which included adults). They performed the best they ever have and whilst they didn’t place, they received some very positive feedback from the adjudicator, Tim Chung.
SUNDAY 10.30 AM
Chamber Choir (Years 9 -12) performed in the highly competitive Female Choirs (under 19) and placed second, with a score of 90%, behind Ascham with a score of 91%. The adjudicator was Stephen Leek.
SUNDAY 2.30 PM
Madrigal Group (Years 10 -12) placed third with a score of 94% and performed in the Chamber Choir section (mixed and single sex choirs under 19). The competition turned out to be an extraordinarily high standard with our girls receiving a score of 94%. Whilst they didn’t place they weren’t far behind Fort St (mixed-sex choir) and Frensham who placed first and second respectively. The adjudicator was Elizabeth Scott.
SUNDAY 4.30 PM
Chamber Choir (Years 9 -12) won their section with a score of 94% in the Sacred Choir section, performing Psalm 8 and Thankful. The girls received $500 for first place. Needless to say, the girls and their parents were very excited after such a long day. The adjudicator was Elizabeth Scott. Having done so well, it looks like the girls in both Chamber Choir and Madrigal will be invited back to compete in the John Lamble Final for choirs (under 19), which will be at 1pm on Sunday 19 June at Sydney Grammar School. As these choirs have the same members only one group will be asked to sing in this final and more details will be known closer to the date.
MONDAY 1.30 PM
Hamilton Strings played in the Primary Strings Section and were awarded highly commended and a wonderful score of 93%. The group played extremely well and should be very pleased with their efforts. Their adjudicator was Rita Fin.
MONDAY 5.30 PM
Senior Chamber Orchestra played in the Premium Secondary Strings section and were awarded second place a prize of $250 and a score of 94%. The group was narrowly beaten by Barker on 95%. Other schools in the section included : Inaburra, Meriden,Trinity, Ravenswood, Knox and Scots. The adjudicator was Brian Buggy.
Thank you to Andrew Basile for accompanying, Trisha Hamilton and Synthia Luo (accompanist) for working with the younger Vocal Ensemble and to Ms Clouston for working with the Madrigal and the Chamber Choir. To Mr O'Dea for directing Hamilton Strings and Senior Chamber Orchestra and to Ms Curiel for attending and supporting.
Congratulations to all PLC Sydney choristers and string players! If you have photos from the weekend that they would like to share, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or upload them to our PLC Sydney Dropbox. The images may be used on our facebook page and website.