SCEGGS DARLINGHURST

Congratulations to the Year 8 Elective Musicians who presented the first of two lunchtime concerts this week – what a variety of instruments! The second concert will be held on Friday 21 September in the DB1 Classroom. Please come and hear these talented students perform!

Primary Piano Concert
Thursday 20 September, 3.30pm SCEGGS Great Hall
From beginners to more accomplished pianists, this concert has it all! Come and support our young performers.

Percussion Soiree - Solo and Ensemble
Thursday 20 September, 4.30pm SCEGGS Great Hall
Primary and Secondary percussion students will share solo performances and Secondary ensemble members will combine to provide an afternoon of entertaining music on pitched and non-pitched instruments.

Year 10 Elective Music students will present a lunchtime concert next Thursday 27 September in the DB1 Classroom. All are welcome to listen to performances by students of voice, flute, piano, trumpet, clarinet, violin and percussion.

Stephanie Holmes
Music Administrator

 

 

Year 8 Elective Music Lunchtime Concerts DB 1 Classroom

  • Wednesday 19 September
  • Friday 21 September

Come and hear students performing a wide variety of music on different instruments on Wednesday, Friday or both days at lunchtime. You will hear flute, clarinet, trumpet, oboe, voice, violin, double bass, drums and piano!

Primary Piano Concert - Thursday 20 September
3.30pm - SCEGGS Great Hall

All Primary School pianists are welcome to participate. Please see Cognito if you would like to participate in this event.

Percussion Soiree - Solo and Ensemble - Thursday 20 September
4.30pm - SCEGGS Great Hall
All percussion students, both individual and ensemble members, are welcome to participate. There is information on Cognito regarding this event.

Stephanie Holmes
Music Administrator

 

 

Congratulations to our Year 12 Music students
Well done to the following students who performed in the SCEGGS HSC Encore Concert on Monday 3 September:

Music 1 – Reenie Condoleon, Ida Combley, Pia Di Michiel and Eleanor Fair
Music 2 & Extension – Chloe Cheong

Thank you to the tutors who accompanied the performances: Ms Jayne Groves, Mr Matt Moore, Mr Peter Kohlhoff, Mr Neal Sutherland, Mr Tommie Andersson and Ms Kellie Grennan.

Special thank you to Ms Heidi Jones and to the classroom teachers Ms Alison Ryan and Ms Stephanie Holmes, who worked tirelessly to support and prepare the students’ performances.

We wish the students well as they complete their HSC Performance examinations on Thursday 13 September (Music 1) and Tuesday 18 September (Music 2 & Extension).

Primary Piano Concert - Thursday 20 September 3.30pm in the Great Hall
All Primary School pianists are welcome to perform. Please see Cognito for sign up if you would like to participate in the event.

Well done to the flute students who completed their AMEB examinations last weekend at Kambala. Thank you to Ms Lucie Benz for her careful preparation of the students.

Pauline Chow
Acting Head of Music

 

 

Congratulations to:
Zara Perkins (Year 4) who completed her AMEB Grade 5 Musicianship examination. Zara received a score of 96%, which is a High Distinction.

Anais Hewitt-Taylor (Year 8) who has been accepted into a three-day Orchestral Workshop with the Fellows of the Sydney Symphony. Anais will be part of a student orchestra that will work alongside their musician mentors from the Sydney Symphony, preparing large orchestral works.

Isabelle Lowe and Taylor Shutes (Year 10) who have recently been signed for a management and recording contract with an Australian music company, Future Classic. The students will be performing in an industry music festival, BigSound, in Brisbane this September.

Well done to all the students!

Year 12 Lunchtime Concert – Don’t Miss Out!
Featuring Chloe Cheong, Eleanor Fair, Glennie Percussion and Madrigal Ensemble, in the SCEGGS Great Hall at 1:10pm.

Well done to the violin students of Ms Dominique Gallery who performed in a lunchtime concert on Thursday 16 August in DB1. The concert was an important experience for students who are working towards AMEB exams and class assessments. Well done to Lauren Miller, Emma Kirkland and Zoe Biggs who performed. Special thanks to Ms Jones for accompanying the students.

Thank you 
Basie Jazz Band who performed at the Year 7 2019 Orientation under the direction of Mr Jewitt who prepared the students for this event.
Members of Amati Strings who performed at the Trust Wine Auction under the guidance of Mr Jonathan Whitting.

Year 11 Music 1 and 2 Performance Afternoon
The Year 11 Music 1 and Music 2 classes will be performing a concert on the afternoon of Thursday 30 August in the Great Hall at 3:30pm. It should be a lovely afternoon of music. All are welcome to hear the emerging talents.

HSC Encore Concert
5.30pm - 7.30pm, Monday 3 September
An evening of celebratory performances and compositions from 2018 Music 1 and Music 2 HSC musicians, including solo and ensemble items. Supper will be served. All members of the SCEGGS community are welcome to attend. Elective students and their families would find the performances particularly interesting.
Venue: SCEGGS Great Hall
Admission: Free

Pauline Chow
Acting Head of Music

 

 

Musicale 3 Program – Available on Cognito
For the families who are missing the ‘paper’ programme, a copy can be downloaded from Cognito for your personal record. The Music Department remains dedicated to supporting the school’s environmental goal.

Well done to Reenie Condoleon who performed Why Not?, a piece from her HSC programme at Assembly in Week 4.

Congratulations to the Violin students of Ms Dominique Gallery who performed in a lunchtime concert on Thursday 16 August in DB1. The concert was an important experience for students who are working towards AMEB exams and class assessments. Well done to Zoe Biggs, Emma Kirkland and Lauren Miller who performed. Special thanks to Ms Jones for accompanying the students.

Well done to the Basie Jazz Band who performed at the Year 7 2019 Orientation morning in the SCEGGS Great Hall. Thank you to Mr Jewitt  who prepared the students and directed the performance for this event.

Year 11 Music 1 and 2 Performance Afternoon
The Year 11 Music 1 and Music 2 classes will be performing a concert on the afternoon of Thursday 30 August in the SCEGGS Great Hall at 3.30pm. It will be a lovely afternoon of music. All are welcome to hear the emerging talents.

HSC Encore Concert
5.30pm - 7.30pm, Monday 3 September
An evening of celebratory performances and compositions from 2018 Music 1 and Music 2 HSC musicians, including solo and ensemble items. Supper will be served. All members of the SCEGGS community are welcome to attend. Elective students and their families would find the performances particularly interesting.

Venue: SCEGGS Great Hall
Admission: Free

Join an ensemble!
Calling on all students who would like to participate in an ensemble this semester! Now is the time to come and take part in some wonderful music making! Don’t delay – come and be part of the fun!

Pauline Chow
Acting Head of Music

 

 

Congratulations
Charlotte FitzSimons (Year 8) was awarded 1st place in the Under 15 section of the NSW State Band Solo and Party Championship. She also competed in the Under 19 category and was awarded 3rd place. For both performances, Charlotte played the 1st movement from the Trumpet Concerto by Neruda. Well done, Charlotte!

Join an ensemble!
Calling on all students who would like to participate in an ensemble this semester! Now is the time to come and take part in some wonderful music making! Don’t delay – come and be part of the fun!

HSC Encore Concert
5.30pm-7.30pm, Monday 3 September
An evening of celebratory performances and compositions from 2018 Music 1 and Music 2 HSC musicians, including solo and ensemble items. Supper will be served. All members of the SCEGGS community are welcome to attend. Elective students and their families would find the performances particularly interesting.

Venue: SCEGGS Great Hall
Admission: Free

Pauline Chow
Acting Head of Music

 

 

Musicale 3
Thank you to all the musicians who performed as part of their ensemble last week in Musicale 3. It was lovely to hear a range of performances from different ensembles and the participation of Primary and Secondary levels. Special thanks to the tutors and conductors who assisted with the preparation and direction of the evening’s performances.

We also trialled a “paperless” programme for the evening’s performance. As a Department, we felt it was important to support the School’s environmental goal.

Lunchtime concert - Secondary violin students of Ms Dominique Gallery.
The performance will take place in DB1 on Thursday 16 August at 1.10pm. All are welcome.

Join an ensemble!
Calling on all students who would like to participate in an ensemble this semester! Now is the time to come and take part in some wonderful music making! Don’t delay – come and be part of the fun!

HSC Encore Concert
5.30pm - 7.30pm, Monday 3 September
An evening of celebratory performances and compositions from 2018 Music 1 and Music 2 HSC musicians, including solo and ensemble items. Supper will be served. All members of the SCEGGS community are welcome to attend. Elective students and their families would find the performances particularly interesting.

Venue: SCEGGS Great Hall
Admission: Free

Pauline Chow
Acting Head of Music

 

 

NSW School Bands' Festival
Congratulations to Holst Wind Ensemble for achieving the Gold Award at the NSW School Bands' Festival. The competition took place on Sunday 29 July at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, conducted by Mr Mark Brown. Thank you to Mr Mark Brown and Mr Peter Jewitt for their preparation and direction of the girls for this event. Well done all!

Year 12 Music Concert
Well done to the Music 1 and Music 2/Extension students on the performance of their HSC programmes last Thursday 26 July in the SCEGGS Great Hall. The Concert provided students with a wonderful performance opportunity and preparation for the upcoming Trial Examinations. We wish all Year 12 students the best of luck in their examinations!

Sydney Eisteddfod
Congratulations to Madison Au who was awarded 3rd place at this year’s Sydney Eisteddfod. The Eisteddfod took place during the July school holidays and Madison played the 1st movement from Haydn’s Oboe Concerto in the U15 Woodwind solo section.

Music Week 30 July-3 August
Look out for lunchtime entertainment from various music ensembles this week around the school grounds.

Pauline Chow
Acting Head of Music

 

 

Musicale 3 and Workshops for Holst, Choir, Madrigal, Cantare and Amati
Well done to the students who came and participated in the Band, Choir and Strings Workshops that took place at school on Tuesday 24 July. It was a worthwhile opportunity for students to get together and complete their final preparations for the upcoming Musicale 3 performance in Week 2.

Holst Wind Ensemble’s workshop has also assisted with their preparation for the NSW School Bands' Festival. Holst will be playing in this competition on Sunday 29 July at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, conducted by Mr Mark Brown.

Foundation Day Assembly
Thank you to members of Holst Wind Ensemble, Choir and Madrigal Ensemble for their performance in the Foundation Day Assembly, celebrating our school’s 123rd Birthday. A special thank you also to Miss Allison Harrigan and Mr Peter Jewitt for their preparation and direction of the student performances for this special whole school celebration.

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Year 12 Music Concert
Music 1 and Music 2/Extension students will be performing their HSC programmes this evening, Thursday 26 July, at 5.30pm in the SCEGGS Great Hall.

Music Week 30 July-3 August
Look out for lunchtime entertainment from various music ensembles next week around the school grounds.

Pauline Chow
Acting Head of Music

 

 

Open Rehearsal - Bugles
Well done to Bugles’ Band who had their open rehearsal on Tuesday 26 June in the Diana Bowman Performaing Arts Centre. Thank you to Ms Alison Ryan and Mrs Alexandra Dalman for their direction of this ensemble. It was a fabulous opportunity for members of the school community to hear some future talents!

Kylie Bailey Vocal Concert
Congratulations to the vocal students who sang last Thursday afternoon in the SCEGGS Great Hall. Thank you to Ms Kylie Bailey who prepared the students for the performance and to Ms Heidi Jones for her accompaniment.

Musicale 3 and Workshops for Holst Band, Choir, Madrigal, Cantare and Amati
Workshops will be taking place for the above ensembles on Tuesday 24 July at school. Notification will be given to students through Cognito with further details on the day. The workshops are to assist with the preparation of Musicale 3 (Term III Week 2) and the NSW School Bands' Festival.

House Music
We are pleased to announce the adjudicators for this year’s House Music competition. The adjudicators are Mr Martin Crewes and Ms Jessica O’Donoghue.

Mr Crewes has worked extensively on stage and screen all over the world. He has appeared in West Side Story, Les Miserables, Hair, The Man from Snowy River Arena Spectacular, Dr Zhivago, Sweet Charity and was most recently seen in the Sydney and Melbourne seasons of Dream Lover. He has appeared on television in Neighbours, Dream Team, Heartbeat, Casualty, Crownies and A Place to Call Home and in various films including D.O.A., Santa Rita, Patrick and Resident Evil.

Ms O’Donoghue began her musical career in Opera, but has now directed her attention towards eclectic musical experiences. Her projects range from pop music, particularly with the Sydney band, CODA, to Jazz, Cabaret, Musical Theatre, Renaissance Music and Contemporary Opera. She released her EP Emerge in 2017.

The event will take place on Friday of Week 9 (last day of Term) from 1.00pm. The theme of this year’s House Music competition is Hooray for Hollywood – Music of the 30s & 40s.

Pauline Chow
Acting Head of Music