On Friday 15th September, 45 of our students performed on stage at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre as part of the Public Primary Schools Festival of Music.
This year, for the first time in many years, the choir was composed of over a 1000 students returning to the past, when the choral festival was known as The Thousand Voice Choir.
Our school was also represented by Azalea and Jasmine who were part of the orchestra/troupe.
The Primary Schools Festival of Music, an official state icon, is a public school-based music education program which is a collaboration between DECD and the SAPPS Music Society, which gives all SA public primary students the opportunity to perform at a prestigious venue.
This year the Festival started with a big bang, as an “Arena Percussion Group” opened the concert while all 1000 students filed onto stage. The commissioned work was entitled “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” which was a series of five songs based around the popular classical composition “The Nutcracker Suite”, and the concert ended with the pop song “Live Louder”.
In between there were a number of Assisting Artists from public primary and secondary schools, other choir items that presented different musical genre, and two pieces that specifically showcased the talents of the orchestra.
It was a spectacular event that our students enjoyed being a part of.
A high resolution copy of this photo and a DVD of the concert will be available for purchase from our website http://www.festivalofmusic.org.au/dvdphotos.html