And All Junior School Students Sang

‘The only thing better than singing, is more singing’ – Ella Fitzgerald

Throughout Term 4, our ensembles and choirs have been busily preparing for important performances. With so many of our groups singing, it is appropriate to make mention of our choral performances to date:

Bumbl3 and Bumbl4
Our compulsory year level Bumble Bee choirs have sung at Whole School assemblies to a large and appreciative audience of the school as well as family and friends. Some of the highlights of those performances included the Australiana focus of Bumbl3’s presentation including an Indigenous song and ‘Waltzing Matilda’. Bumbl4 performed two contrasting songs, ‘Gecko’ and ‘Whisper’ that featured great changes in dynamics. Both choirs will be combining together to sing at our upcoming Christmas service next month.

Piccolo Canto
Not to be outdone, our youngest choristers performed at their concert before an enthusiastic audience. From a meditative prayer-like song to full on disco fever, Piccolo Canto entertained the crowd with their vibrant singing and fun moves. As ever at a Piccolo Canto concert, ‘the other choir’ (friends and family) enjoy joining in on the fun!

Summer Concert
As well as Bel Canto singing famous songs from movies like Aladdin and The Lion King, Vivace sang a touch of African music too, before rounding off their performance with a French twist. A feature of our Summer Concert was the premier of our newly commissioned work, ‘And All Creatures Sang’. This work was performed by Fully Strung along with percussionists and staff. It was a wonderful beginning for our final major concert for the year, especially on the back of a very special time workshopping this original piece with its composer, Stephen Chin, prior to the concert.

Congratulations to all of our ensembles that performed at the concert as well as their ensemble directors. Special congratulations to our Year 6 soloists, Chloe, Dominic, Ryan and Oliver, and a hearty thank you to all Music staff especially for their ongoing hard work with our students.

Timothy Barker
Head of Junior School Music