Our Lunchtime Concert Program began in Term 2 this year, to give opportunities to aspiring young musicians to perform to an audience. It has also been very useful to our VCE musicians in preparing for practical examinations and performance practice. So far, the concerts are proving to be very popular in both participants and for growing audiences.
Dependant on the type and genre of music, or indeed the size of the group, we have a choice of 2 venues, our wonderful auditorium or our beautiful chapel. Both venues create excellent ambient sounds that enhance the performances for soloists and groups alike.
All year groups and standards are welcome to apply for the program every Monday. Our audiences are growing fast, with a large number of students coming along to support their friends, plus any staff that are free at lunchtime. The last concert saw nearly 60 people in the audience!
We managed to keep the concerts going through lockdowns with videos from Year 11 soloists and also from our solo competition last term, but there is nothing better than live music! We returned with the smooth vocals and guitar from Jack le Vagueresse in the auditorium, singing some great songs with his guest pianist, Sam Dambrosi. This week we moved into the chapel with a classical concert from Max Schroder on piano and Andrew Byun on Ceool. This proved to be an excellent concert that was well received by all.
These lunchtime concerts will continue on every Monday for the rest of the Term, with a Brass Festival next week, excerpts from the musical “Oliver!” in week 8 and finally our Junior Rock Band performing in Week 9.
We hope that next year that the restrictions are relaxed further and we can invite any parents that are local to the school to visit us to see these students perform.
Director of Performing Arts Events & Ensembles / Instrumental Program