Music News | Junior School
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.― Aldous Huxley
At the recent Junior School assembly, we were entertained by Charlie Y (6Fo), who played Gabriel’s Oboe by Ennio Morricone on the piano. He has been learning with Ambre Hammond for 3 years. Charlie sings in the Junior School Choir and wants to start learning the oboe. His sports of choice are volleyball and soccer, but he also likes to compose, speak mandarin and learn about instruments. This year Charlie’s goal is to attain a seventh grade piano certificate from the Australian Music Examinations Board. He says, “I like the piano because you can play a melody and harmony simultaneously.
The Combined Primary Choir is preparing to sing For the beauty of the earth, by John Rutter at the Gala Concert. Mr Adams recently attend the rehearsal of the Trinity Singers at the Preparatory School in preparation for the Combined Primary Choir which come together on Thursday for a rehearsal. We thinkitwill be a treat for the audience at the performance. Special thanks to Mrs Smeulders, Mrs Campbell, Mrs Swanston, and Mr Kinda for their work in rehearsals. The Junior School Choir enjoyed our first combined rehearsal where we sang the Rutter, Sibelius and Bach. We hope you enjoy the musical feast that is the Gala Concert 2021.
The Junior School Choir Advanced Ensemble have been working diligently with Dr McGregor to learn and sing the alto voice of Fecit potentiam as a part of the Bach Magnificat. Unlike the Bach Chorales, the Magnificat vocal parts have been written in an instrumental style. While challenging for young voices, we have enjoyed the challenge very much.
Oscar H (6La), Harry H (6Ta), Benjamin L (6Yo), Maxwell M (6Fo), Charles R (5Fo)
Congratulations to Harry H (6) who played with the Salmon Skifflers. They performed Purple Haze by Jim Hendrix and won the Roadie Award at Battle of the Bands.
Term 2 Key Music Dates
Assembly performances and Events:
31 May Aidan G (5La) – trombone
2 June Gala Music Rehearsal and Concert (City Recital Hall)
7 June Prestissimo Jazz
7 June Studio Concert – Annette Smith’s students (Choir Room)
8 June Junior School Advancement Program – Winter Concert (Assembly Hall)
Term 2 Week 7
Mozart Strings (2:15 – 2:45pm) – Junior School (J1.9 and RoR)
Intermezzo Strings (3:15 – 4:00pm) – School of Music Band Room (M1.2)
Allegro Concert Band (3:15 – 4:10pm) – School of Music Orchestra Room (M1.3)
Junior School Choir (3:15 – 4pm) – School of Music Choir Room (M1.1 & M1GA)
Choir Advanced Ensemble (3:15 – 4pm) – School of Music Choir Room (M1.1 & M1GA)
Junior School Choir – Dress Rehearsal (8:45am – 2:45pm) – City Recital Hall
Bring fruit break, water, recess, lunch and a book for day rehearsal. Boys must return to the Stage Door by 6pm)
Junior School Choir (7:00 – 9:30pm) – City Recital Hall for the Gala Concert.
Prestissimo Jazz, Years 1 – 3 Instrumental Music Classes cancelled due to Gala Concert
No Junior School rehearsals – please refer to Record Book
Junior School Choir recess – Primary Arts Festival rehearsal track recordings. No Junior School music ensemble students in attendance.
If you have any further inquiries for music, please contact the Music Department on 9581 6042.
Trevor Adams | Director of Junior School Music
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