SAVE THE DATE! 16TH SEPTEMBER!
The Western Australian Massed Choir Festival is the largest choral festival held in Western Australia due to its popularity with all schools involved and is a magnificent showcase of excellence in primary choral music. This year the festival is moving location for the 1st time since 1994 and will be held at Perth Concert Hall. Held over 7 nights, this year the Senior Choir will be performing on Saturday night, the 16th September. Students will also be involved in 2 rehearsals during school time. Our conductors for the evening are Mrs Mary-Anne Goyder and Mrs Mirelle Hopwood. Our school will be performing with Baldivis Gardens, Beechboro, Carlisle, Forest Crescent, Forrestfield, Inglewood, Lake Gwelup, Melville, Willeton and Wilson Park Primary School. The students are backed by a live band and string quartet.
Today all Senior Choir students were given a CD to take home. It is theirs to keep and includes every song we will be learning. The lyrics will be added to the Google Drive in the next few days (there is also a link from their secret choir page on here). The lyrics and other important information of interest may also be found on the festival website . The password for the student page is carpetofsilver. Choir students have been told to play their CD’s on their laptops, their CD players, in the car, to take it on their holidays and that if their parents don’t know every word of every song by September that they aren’t playing them enough.
The night will be hosted by 2 student comperes and will also feature a number of soloists. Each participating school can only send one student to audition for these roles. Aubin Grove was lucky enough to have a compere chosen in 2015 and a soloist for last years commisioned song. As I am only able to send one student, I will be holding lessons during lunchtimes in Term 2 to teach the compere and solo parts and to audition students who are interested. Students wishing to be selected for a solo or compere role must be available to audition on Saturday 5th August at the Instrumental Music School Services (formerly SIM) in Maylands. The solo parts are at the end of the CD.