SCEGGS DARLINGHURST

Christmas in the Primary School

Congratulations to the team of Primary musicians who performed Christmas carols for the school on Wednesday. It was lovely to hear the angelic voices of Cantare and the orchestra of budding string musicians. Thank you to Mrs Anne Sweeney, Mrs Bronwyn Cleworth, Ms Dominique Gallery, Miss Allison Harrigan and Ms Rachel Valentine for their direction and assistance with this event. A lovely way to end the term with plenty of Christmas cheer!

Download the below to hear a sample;
mp3Primary_Lunch_time_Carols.mp3

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Festival of Lessons and Carols

Well done to all the students from the Primary and Secondary School who performed in last Thursday evening’s Festival of Lessons and Carols. It was a beautiful ceremony and the musical items really enhanced the occasion.

Congratulations to the following students who performed a solo feature in the ceremony: Emma Kirkland (Pie Jesu), Eva Harris and Scarlett Pearce (Once in Royal David’s City), Madison Au and Alice Wong (Concerto for Violin and Oboe 2nd Movement – Bach).

A special thank you to the Music staff who had worked tirelessly to prepare, accompany and assisted with the performances: Mrs Bronwyn Cleworth, Mrs Alexandra Dalman, Miss Allison Harrigan, Miss Ginger-Rose Harrington, Ms Stephanie Holmes, Mr Kurt Ison, Mr Peter Jewitt, Miss Alice Kotowicz, Mr Heinz Schweers and Mrs Anne Sweeney.

AMEB Results – Certificate of Performance (C. Mus)

Congratulations to Jedda Thorley who achieved her Certificate of Performance (C. Mus) on the Violin. The Certificate of Performance is the bridge that forms between the graded exams and before a student is examined at diploma level. The examination is a recital and requires a student to demonstrate a high level of musicality as well as stamina through a substantial musical program. Well done Jedda!

Vocal Concert – Ms Eloise Evans

Congratulations to the students from Ms Eloise Evans’ studio who performed in the final lunch time concert of the year last Friday 29 November. Thank you to Ms Eloise Evans for her careful preparation of the students’ performances and to Ms Heidi Jones for her accompaniment.

From all of us in the Music Department – we wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year. We look forward to sharing many more musical moments with you in 2020!

Pauline Chow
Head of Music

 

 

All I Want for Christmas – is to be taken home!

As the school year is drawing to a close… there are some instruments in the Music studios and storeroom that are begging to be taken home.  Show your instruments some love, take them home and play them to spread Christmas cheer to your family and friends.

This is especially important for students who are performing as part of SPO (Special Projects Orchestra) for Speech Night. The Music Department will not be opened prior to Speech Night on Thursday 5 December.

AMEB Results

Congratulations to the following students for their hard work and achievement in the following levels for their instrument’s examinations:

Preliminary Piano for Leisure Harriet Watson
5th Grade Piano for Leisure Hannah Guest
5th Grade French Horn Samantha Millin
Grade 3 Oboe Georgia Baker Wood

Thank you to Ms Chloe Waldron Reilly (Piano), Ms Cindy Sims (French Horn) and Ms Zoe Sitsky (Oboe) for their teaching and careful preparation for their students’ examinations.

String Exams – Students of Ms Kathryn Crossing, Ms Evelyn Drivas, Ms Dominique Gallery, Ms Vicki Parkin, Ms Rachel Valentine and Mrs Anne Sweeney

Congratulations to the 30 girls who have completed their String examinations this week. The girls worked very hard to prepare all areas of the syllabus for these examinations and they are to be congratulated for their efforts!

Preliminary Grade Cello Akansha Singh, Giselle Wharton and Victoria Lincoln
Grade 1 Cello Ruby Peters and Ofelia Imm Smirk
Grade 1 Violin Anjola Petrie, Audrey Rivers, Darcey Farrell, Allegra James, Olivia Chua and Olivia Flanagan
Grade 2 Violin Chelsy Diec, Meike Bannister, Jessica Venetoulis, Stella Manos and Paige Lee
Grade 3 Violin Grace Chandler, Ashley Diec, Josephine Mitchell and Simran Murphy
Grade 4 Violin Zoe Andrea and Charley Masnick
Grade 5 Violin Natalie Assaad, Georgina Dandolo and Elizabeth Shin
Grade 6 Violin Bondi Barlow, Lauren Miller, Scarlett Cooper, Mary Williams and Erin Zikos

Special thanks to Heinz Schweers for accompanying the upper grade exam candidates and to the string tutors Ms Kathryn Crossing, Ms Evelyn Drivas, Ms Dominique Gallery, Ms Vicki Parkin, Ms Rachel Valentine and Mrs Anne Sweeney for their careful preparation.

Wayside Chapel – Basie Jazz Band

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Well done to the students who performed at the Wayside Chapel last Thursday 21 November. The students performed a small set for a luncheon that was being served to the Wayside community. The staff and community loved the girls’ performances. This is a venue that we would like to return and perform throughout next year.  Thank you to Mr Peter Jewitt who organised, performed and directed the performance.

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Download a recording of their Jazz piece "Mood Indigo", "Blues Machine" and "It Don't Mean a Thing".

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mp3Blues_Machine.mp3
mp3It_Dont_Mean_a_Thing.mp3

Clarion Band “Come and Play”

Well done to the members of Clarion Band who participated in the first “Come and Play” initiative last Tuesday afternoon.  This was a new idea to welcome new members of the band who will formally join the ensemble in 2020.  We had several participants both internally (from SCEGGS Primary) and external students who will be commencing Year 7 next year.  The afternoon finished with a short performance of three works that the students had workshopped in the session.  You can hear one of the pieces in the sound file below. 

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Thank you to Mr Peter Jewitt for his assistance and to Ms Alison Ryan for her organisation of the event and direction of the band.

Download a recording of their piece "Bird Land".

mp3Bird_land.mp3

Beginner’s Band – Final Performance

Congratulations to all members of Beginner’s Band on your final performance last Friday morning in the Primary School.  The performance was well attended and “Power Rock” was clearly a favourite with the audience!  Thank you to Ms Alison Ryan for her work to reintroduce this band as part of the ensembles program at SCEGGS.

K-2 Concert “The Animal Band”

Well done to the students who performed in the K – 2 Concert last Friday afternoon in the Great Hall.  “The Animal Band” is a musical with an important message for our children on the care of our planet.  A very special thank you to Mrs Bronwyn Cleworth who scripted and designed the musical, based on the songs by Niki Davies. 

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Festival of Lessons and Carols

An invitation is extended to all families and friends of the SCEGGS Community to listen and be a part of the beautiful performances by the School’s Choir, Madrigal and Amati String ensemble.  This is a special service and the students have worked hard to prepare for this event. The music is a wonderful accompaniment to the lessons to celebrate the birth of Christ.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Thank you from the National Trust

This week, Ms Allison Harrigan received a lovely thank you note to our students who performed at Lindesay House last week as part of the National Trust’s Christmas event;

"On behalf of the National Trust Women's Committee NSW I thank you for bringing The SCEGGS Madrigal Ensemble to entertain the visitors to the Lindesay Gift Fair.

They were the highlight of the day and the positive feedback was appreciated. We all love to hear the traditional Christmas Carols and your 16 girls certainly did a great job. To listen to them singing and watching the reaction of the people it brought a tear to my eye. I thought it was a natural stage around the Plane Tree, slightly elevated so we all had a great view. Even without amplification or keyboard support their voices were clear and moving.

Wishing you and the girls a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Kind Regards

Glenys Nice

Convenor Lindesay Gift Fair"

Messages like this highlight what an important role Music can have when shared with our local community.  Well done to the students from the Madrigal ensemble and to Ms Harrigan for her hard work.

Clarinet Concert – Tuesday 26 November

Congratulations to the students of Ms Nicole Barrett who performed in a lunchtime concert on Tuesday in DB1.  The students have worked hard to prepare and are congratulated for their performances.  Thank you to Ms Barrett for her careful preparation of the students and to Ms Heidi Jones for her accompaniment.

Does your SCEGGS Hire Instrument require a service?

Thank you to the families who have brought or returned their instruments to the Music Department for the year.  If you would like to have you instruments assessed for service, Week 7 is the last week for us to do so.  The holidays are a great opportunity for a clean and service so that your instrument is ready for the new year.

Please contact our Music Administrator, Ms Stephanie Holmes so she could make the necessary arrangements.  The instruments would then need to be handed into the Music Department by Monday 2 December in Week 8.

Upcoming performances and events in Term 4:

Vocal Concert – students of Ms Eloise Evans will be performing in the final lunchtime concert for 2019.  The concert will take place in DB1 Friday 29 November 1:10pm.

Pauline Chow
Head of Music

 

 

Music Captain and Committee Members

Congratulations to the following girls who have been selected as Music Captain and Committee members for 2019 – 2020:

Music Captain & String representative Erin Zikos
Band representative Elenarose Plaister
Choral representative Annika Dietz
Rock representative Stella Gray

Vocal Concerts

Congratulations to the following students who performed in Ms Jo Burton’s studio concert on Wednesday 13 November in DB1:

Eleanor Purcell
Beatrix Rivers
Emma Kirkland
Zara Rubinsztein
Stella Burgess

Congratulations also to the following students who performed in Ms Helen Saltos’ studio concert on Friday 15 November in DB1:

Scarlett Gibson Williams
Dakota Kedzier-Hurst
Millicent Fairlie
Isabelle Lowe
Ava Nunley
Jemima Sirtes
Eva Harris
Emily Weaver
Lucie Natalizio
Annika Dietz
Marie Karantanis

Congratulations to the students who performed as a part of Ms Kylie Bailey’s studio concert on Monday 18 November DB1:

Elizabeth Lapham
Ella Fogarty
Molly Murray
Scarlett Pearce
Grace Waszczack-Gadd
Anabelle Lapham
Olivia Gock
Astrid Girdis
Isabella Habib

Well done girls – both concerts demonstrated your progression as vocalists and the careful teaching from Ms Jo Burton, Ms Helen Saltos and Ms Kylie Bailey. Thank you also to Ms Heidi Jones who accompanied both performances.

Music in the Community

Congratulations to members of Amati Strings who performed last Wednesday afternoon at the AGM of Royal Prince Alfred Hospital’s “Centre for Education and Workforce Development Centre” in Rozelle. The performance was very well received and special thank you to Mrs Anne Sweeney who had prepared the students for this event.

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Amati Strings

Well done also to members of the Madrigal Ensemble who performed last Thursday lunchtime at “Lindesay House” in Darling Point, as part of The National Trust of Australia (NSW) annual Christmas Gift Fair event. The students were sharing the Christmas cheer with a selection of carols. Special thank you to Ms Allison Harrigan for her direction and Ms Stephanie Holmes who accompanied the students for this event.

Twilight Concert – Thursday 14 November, Great Hall

Congratulations to the students who performed in last Thursday night’s Twilight Concert. It was wonderful to hear and see the array of performances from both Primary and Secondary ensembles from the Band, String and Chamber ensembles (Flute Choir, Clarinet ensemble and Percussion ensemble). It was a beautiful representation of the Co-curricular Music program.

Thank you to our tutors, accompanists and conductors who were involved in the concert: Mrs Anne Sweeney, Mrs Alexandra Dalman, Ms Nicole Barrett, Ms Dominique Gallery, Ms Kellie Grennan, Ms Jayne Groves, Mr Matt Moore, Ms Alison Ryan and Ms Stephanie Holmes.

Special thank you to Mr Peter Jewitt who co-ordinated the concert and to Mrs Bronwyn Cleworth who supported the evening.

This was our final Musicale performance for the year. We look forward to sharing more with you in 2020.

Does your instrument require a service?

A reminder for some families who are currently hiring an instrument through the Music Department. It would be helpful for the Music Department to know whether your instrument will require a service and a clean over the Christmas holiday period. The holidays are a great opportunity to do this so that your instrument is ready for the new year.

If you would like this for your school instrument, could you please contact our Music Administrator, Ms Stephanie Holmes before Friday 22 November in Week 6 for us to check what needs to be done. The instruments would then need to be handed into the Music Department by Monday 2 December in Week 8.

Upcoming performances and events in Term 4:

Years K to 2 Concert – SCEGGS Great Hall Friday 22 November, 2 - 2:45pm.

Pauline Chow
Head of Music

 

 

Assembly Performance
Well done to Olivia Papadakis in Year 9 with her performance of “Andantino” by Niels (Wilhelm) Gade. The work was performed by Olivia for the processional and recessional items at assembly. Thank you and well done, Olivia!

AMEB Flute and Oboe Exams
Congratulations to the following students who have achieved the following grades in their AMEB exams:

Eva Ancher    Grade 3 Flute
Amelia Whelan    Grade 3 Flute
Josephine Jarvie    Grade 4 Flute
Olivia Jarvie    Grade 6 Flute
Zoe Moyes    Grade 3 Oboe

 





This is a wonderful achievement and testament to the hard work by these students. Thank you to Ms Kellie Grennan and Ms Zoe Sitsky who have carefully prepared these students for their examination. Well done, girls!

Secondary Brass Concert Tuesday 12 November
Congratulations to the following students who played in the Secondary Brass concert on Tuesday lunchtime in DB1; Maggie Harper, Lily Helene, Charlotte FitzSimons, Sarah McNaughton and Uma Volkmer.

Thank you to the Brass teachers Ms Louise Horwood and Ms Alex Silver who have prepared the students for the performances. Well done girls!

Twilight Concert Thursday 14 November, 5:00-6:30pm, Great Hall
The Music Department would like to invite members of the School community to our final concert for 2019. The Twilight Concert will take place on Thursday 14 November. The concert will feature performances by the Bands, Strings, Percussion and Chamber ensembles. All performers will need to be at the Diana Bowman Centre by 4:30pm on Thursday afternoon to tune and warm up before the concert.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Does your instrument require a service?
A reminder for some families who are currently hiring an instrument through the Music Department. It would be helpful for the Music Department to know whether your instrument will require a service and a clean over the Christmas holiday period. The holidays are a great opportunity to do this so that your instrument is ready for the new year.

If you would like this for your school instrument, could you please contact our Music Administrator, Ms Stephanie Holmes before Friday 22 November in Week 6 for us to check what needs to be done. The instruments would then need to be handed into the Music Department by Monday 2 December in Week 8.

Upcoming performances and events in Term 4:
Twilight Concert – Thursday 14 November, Great Hall 5:00pm

Studio Concert of Ms Kylie Bailey – Monday 18 November 1:10 – 1:40pm DB1

Pauline Chow
Head of Music

 

 

Year 6 Musical “Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Congratulations to the Year 6 students who presented a beautiful musical and visual feast with their performance of Midsummer Night’s Dream. There were many stunning elements to the performance and the students have worked diligently as a cohort to making it a success. Thank you to Mrs Alexandra Dalman who worked tirelessly on this production and for her direction of the students. Thank you also to the staff Musicians who played: Mrs Anne Sweeney, Ms Stephanie Holmes, Ms Jaynes Groves and Mr Matt Moore with Mrs Bronwyn Cleworth as Assistant Musical Director. We also had some talented Year 6 girls play with the band, Bondi Barlow, Emma Chang and Amelia Whelan. Thank you also to Mrs Kate Wenham, who completed the choreography for the production.

Flute and Oboe Concert Monday 4 November

Congratulations to the following students who performed in the Flute & Oboe concert on Monday 4 November in the Diana Bowman Centre; Josephine Wheater, Georgia Baker Wood, Sadie Juneja, Saskia Sostaric, Eva Ancher, Amelie Singer, Amelia Whelan, Josephine Jarvie, Lauren Ransom and Olivia Jarvie.

Thank you also to members of the Flute Choir who performed.

Thank you to Ms Kellie Grennan (Flute) and Ms Zoe Sitsky (Oboe) who have prepared the students for their performances. Thank you also to Ms Heidi Jones for her accompaniment of the students.

Percussion Concert Thursday 7 November

Congratulations to the students from the percussion studio of Ms Jayne Groves. It was great to hear the array of percussion featured in the lunch time concert and to see the progression of each student. Thank you to Ms Groves for her preparation and direction of performances in the concert.

Twilight Concert Invitation Thursday 14 November

The Music Department would like to invite members of the School community to our final 2019 concert. The Twilight Concert will take place on Thursday 14 November in Week 5. The concert will feature performances by the Strings, Bands, Percussion and Chamber ensembles.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Suzuki Graduation Concert – Sydney Opera House 3 November

Congratulations to the students who performed in the Annual Suzuki Graduation Concert at Sydney Opera House on Sunday 3 November. It was great to see several students from Primary and Secondary who performed as part of this event and as a record of their progression on their instrument. Well done!

Upcoming performances and events in Term 4:

Twilight Concert – Thursday 14 November, Great Hall 5:00pm

Studio Concert of Ms Kylie Bailey – Monday 18 November 1.10 – 1.40pm

Voice students of Ms Bailey will be performing in a lunch time concert in DB1 classroom.

Pauline Chow
Head of Music

 

 

AMEB Cello Results

Congratulations to the following students who have achieved the following grades in their AMEB Cello examinations; Helaina Travassaros Grade 4 and Maree Karantanis Grade 6. Special thanks to Ms Rachel Valentine for working with the girls to prepare the syllabus and to Mrs Stephanie Holmes for accompanying the girls for their exams. Well done girls!

String Concerts Monday 28 to Wednesday 30 October

Congratulations to the string students who performed in a series of after school concerts from Monday to Wednesday this week.  The students are from the teaching studios of Mrs Anne Sweeney, Ms Dominique Gallery, Ms Evelyn Cirevski, Ms Kathryn Crossing, Ms Vicki Parkin, Ms Rachel Valentine and Ms Bonita Williams.  It was wonderful to see the development of the young string players with some preparing to complete their AMEB examinations in November.  Thank you to Mrs Anne Sweeney and the string tutors for their dedication in preparing the students’ performances.  Thank you also to Ms Heidi Jones for her accompaniment of the string students.

Ensemble Rehearsals Resume Week 4

A reminder to all Secondary students that rehearsals are as per their scheduled times after Week 3 Assessments.  Attendance is important with the preparation for Twilight Concert in Week 5 and end of year school events of Christmas service and Speech Night.

Upcoming performances and events in Term 4:

Year 6 Musical – Friday 1 November, Great Hall 6:00pm.

Flute and Oboe Concert – Monday 4 November.

The students of Ms Kel Grennan, Ms Zoe Sitsky and members of the Flute Choir are performing in the Primary Music Room, 3:30 – 4:30pm.

Percussion Concert – Thursday 7 November.

All percussion students of Ms Jayne Groves are performing in a concert in the Great Hall, 1:10 – 1:40pm.

Twilight Concert – Wednesday 14 November, Great Hall 5:00pm.

Secondary Brass Concert – Tuesday 12 November, DB 1 1:10pm.

Studio Concert of Ms Jo Burton – Wednesday 13 November DB1 1:10 – 1:40pm.

Studio Concert of Ms Helen Saltos – Friday 15 November DB1 3:30 – 4:30pm.

Studio Concert of Ms Kylie Bailey – Monday 18 November 1:10 – 1:40pm.

Pauline Chow
Head of Music

 

 

ENCORE Nominations
Congratulations to the following Year 12 Music students who have been received a nomination for the NESA Encore concert.

Hiroi Migita – Music 2 and Music Extension (Piano)

Elizabeth Armour – Music 1 (Flute)

Diana Sideris – Music 1 (Voice)

We’re incredibly proud of these students’ achievements. Well done girls!

Aachen Girls Cathedral Choir
Congratulations to members of the secondary Choir who performed in a concert on Saturday night in collaboration with Pymble Chorale (Pymble Ladies College) and the Aachen Girls’ Cathedral Choir. It was a wonderful experience for our students to be a part of this concert and to hear the performances delivered by the choristers of the participating choirs. Many thanks to Ms Allison Harrigan for her careful preparation and direction of the performance. Thank you also to Mr Heinz Schweers for his accompaniment. Well done!

Click here to listen to a performance excerpt.

Clarinet Ensemble – Assembly Performance
Congratulations to the members of the Clarinet Ensemble who played in Assembly on Monday morning. The ensemble played an excerpt from Handel’s “The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba” for the procession and performed “Somewhere Out There” composed by James Horner from the 1986 animation film The American Tale. Thank you to Ms Nicole Barrett who prepared and directed the performance.

Royal School of Church Music NSW
On Tuesday 22 October, Cantare choristers participated in this year’s Royal School of Church Music NSW. The event took place at St Andrew’s Cathedral and we were one of five schools to sing in this annual event. This was a wonderful experience for our junior choristers to work in collaboration with other schools and would not have been possible without the direction of Ms Allison Harrigan.

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Opera Australia
Congratulations to Akira Nicholson (Year 7) who has successfully auditioned for Opera Australia and been chosen to sing in the children’s chorus in Verdi’s "Attila" in March next year. This is a wonderful opportunity for Akira and we look forward to seeing her performance with Opera Australia. Well done!


Upcoming performances and events in Term 4:

String Concerts – Week 3 in Primary Music Room

Monday 28 October, Tuesday 29 October and Wednesday 30 October 3.20 – 4.15pm

Year 6 Musical – Friday 1 November, Great Hall 6:00pm

Flute and Oboe Concert – Monday 4 November

The students of Ms Kel Grennan, Ms Zoe Sitsky and members of the Flute Choir are performing in the Primary Music Room, 3.30 – 4.30pm.

Percussion Concert – 7 November

All percussion students of Ms Jayne Groves are performing in a concert in the Great Hall, 1.10 – 1.40pm.

Twilight Concert – Wednesday 14 November, Great Hall 5:00pm

Studio Concert of Ms Kylie Bailey – Monday 18 November 1.10 – 1.40pm

Voice students of Ms Bailey will be performing in a lunch time concert in DB 1 classroom.

Pauline Chow
Head of Music

 

 

Manly Jazz Festival
Congratulations to Uma Volkmer (Year 11) who performed as part of the Women in Jazz Orchestra in the Manly Jazz Festival. The festival took place over the recent long weekend from 5 – 7 October. This was a wonderful experience for Uma and for any student who are interested in Jazz or would like to have a weekend of wonderful music. Well done Uma!

Songs for a Day Concert (Old Girls Union)
It was lovely to have Dr Aristea Mellos return to SCEGGS on Sunday 13 October presenting a portrait recital, featuring a collection of her art songs that she has composed, using the poems of CP Cavafy, Frank O’Hara, Emily Kendal Frey and more. The concert was held in support of the Old Girls Union Scholarship Fund. Guest artists, soprano Helen Zhibing Huang (Deutsche Oper Berlin) and pianist Ada Arumeh Kim Lowery (New York) were featured as part of the performance. We look forward to hearing more of Dr Mellos’ works in the future.

AMEB Achievements
Congratulations to the following Voice students from Kylie Bailey’s studio who achieved the following AMEB grades:
Scarlett Pearce – 3rd Grade
Indie Parks – 1st Grade
Well done girls and thank you to Ms Bailey for her preparation of the students.

Aachen Cathedral Girls’ Choir
Come along this Saturday evening to St James Church (King Street) 7pm to hear the SCEGGS choir perform in collaboration with the Pymble Chorale (Pymble Ladies College) and the visiting Aachen Cathedral Girls’ Choir. The students have collaborated on a program of choral items including the works of Australian composer Michael Atherton, Henry Purcell, Keith Hampton, Joe Twist, Richard Gill and more. Tickets are available at the door $20 for Adults, $15 for Concession and students are free.

Junior School’s participation in the Royal School of Church Music NSW
Cantare choristers have been invited to participate in this year’s Royal School of Church Music NSW. The students will meet music staff in the Primary Music room and walk to St Andrew’s Cathedral. Rehearsals with other schools will commence at 4pm with the choral festival service commencing at 6.15pm. Parents are most welcome to attend the service. A wonderful experience for our junior choristers to work in collaboration with other schools.

Upcoming performances and events in Term 4:
Aachen Cathedral Girls’ Choir Concert in collaboration with SCEGGS Darlinghurst Choir and Pymble Chorale (Pymble Ladies College)
Saturday 19 October at St James Church, King Street 7pm

Junior School’s participation in the Royal School of Church Music NSW
Tuesday 22 October St Andrew’s Cathedral – Service commencing at 6.15pm

String Concerts – Week 3 in Primary Music Room
Monday 28 October, Tuesday 29 October and Wednesday 30 October 3.20 – 4.15pm

Year 6 Musical
Friday 1 November, Great Hall 6:00pm

Flute and Oboe Concert – Monday 4 November
The students of Ms Kel Grennan, Ms Zoe Sitsky and members of the Flute Choir are performing in the Primary Music Room, 3.30 – 4.30pm.

Percussion Concert – 7 November
All percussion students of Ms Jayne Groves are performing in a concert in the Great Hall, 1.10 – 1.40pm.

Twilight Concert 
Wednesday 14 November, Great Hall 5:00pm

Pauline Chow
Head of Music

 

 

Year 12 Farewell Service
Well done to the students who performed in the Year 12 Farewell Service. The singing was beautiful with featured items of Mendelssohn’s Lift Thine Eyes and Bach’s The Lord Bless You which showcased the quality of voices in the ensemble. Thank you to Mr Kurt Ison for his accompaniment of hymns in the service. Special thank you to Ms Allison Harrigan for her careful preparation and direction of the ensembles in the service. Well done everyone!

Aachen Cathedral Girls’ Choir Rehearsal at PLC
The students in Madrigal and Choir have certainly been busy with the attendance of a combined choral rehearsal with students of Pymble Ladies College on Monday afternoon. The students are rehearsing for a special combined school performance with the choristers of the Aachen Cathedral Girls’ Choir. This performance will take place at 7:00pm at St James’ Church on Saturday 19 October.

Primary Piano Concert
Congratulations to the Primary students who performed in the Primary Piano concert on Friday 20 September in the Great Hall. The performance was well attended, and it was wonderful to see the range of students in their stages of development. Thank you to the Primary Piano teachers – Ms Natalia Deasy, Ms Catherine Lie, Ms Chloe Waldron Reilly and Ms Therese Watson for their enthusiasm and guidance of the students. Thank you also to Ms Heidi Jones and Ms Stephanie Holmes with their organisation and assistance of the event.

AMEB Achievements
Congratulations to Madison Au (Year 9) who achieved an outstanding result for her recent Grade 8 Piano examination. She will now progress towards the AMusA program, which is the same level as her oboe. Well done Madison!
The following four students also received outstanding results in their recent trumpet exams:

Georgia Mannix (Year 4)
Pippa Brenner (Year 5)
Astrid Collingwood (Year 5)
Jemima Lowe (Year 5)

Congratulations, girls!

Upcoming performances and events in Term 4:

Year 6 Musical – Friday 1 November, Great Hall 6:00pm

Twilight Concert – Wednesday 14 November, Great Hall 5:00pm

Instrumental and Vocal Soirees – TBC

Pauline Chow
Head of Music

 

 

SCEGGS HSC Music Examination – Music 2 and Music Extension
Well done to the Music 2 and Music Extension students who have completed their HSC performance examinations this week.

The practical components for the HSC Music students are now completed. They will return in Term 4 to complete their Aural skills paper (Music 1) or Musicology/Aural skills paper (Music 2) during the HSC examination period. We wish the girls all the very best on their musical journey beyond SCEGGS.

Clarinet Lunchtime Concert – Studio of Ms Nicole Barrett
Congratulations to the students of Ms Nicole Barrett who performed in their lunch time concert on Monday 16 September in the Primary Music Classroom. It was wonderful to see the talented students in the Primary school who are making wonderful progress on their instruments. Thank you to Ms Barrett for her enthusiasm and guidance of her students. Thank you also to Ms Heidi Jones for her accompaniment.

Upcoming performances and events in Term 3:
Primary Piano Concert – Friday 20 September
3.30 – 4.30pm Great Hall

Pauline Chow
Head of Music

 

 

Congratulations to members of the Bugles Band in the Primary School. Last Tuesday was a lovely chance to celebrate some of their achievements. The day began with an open rehearsal, where they shared some music with parents and Year 6 students were recognised for their contribution. We also recognised four students who had 100% attendance for the ENTIRE year: congratulations to Mia Costa, Hannah Guest, Julia Richards and Alexandra West!  At lunchtime the band performed in the Primary School. They added a little Christmas cheer to the playground and Baby Shark was a popular piece to move to!

Well done to the 23 students from the studios of Jonathan Whitting, Kathryn Crossing and Dominique Gallery who achieved very pleasing results in their AMEB examinations last Friday.

Great work those students who recently performed at the Suzuki graduation concert.

Pauline Chow
Head of Music