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Week 2 Term 3 Performing Arts News

The Junior Choir entertaining guests at the Opening and Blessing of the Middle School

Invited guests at the Blessing and Opening of the Middle School were entertained beautifully by the performances of the combined Choirs conducted by Kate Thompson and accompanied by Mary McGuinness and Barbara McGeever and the ATC Big Band conducted by Jonathon Bolt;. Later in the afternoon our Senior Flute Ensemble, conducted by Brijette Tubb, provided a wonderful background music while guests enjoyed drinks and canapes on the Westcourt deck.

Senior Clarinet Ensemble conducted by Cath Esbensen and the Guitar Ensemble conducted by Andrea Vocaturo, were crowd favourites and they enjoyed the ambient sounds of these smaller ensembles as they watched the sun set over our new buildings and surrounds. All musicians were professional and exceptionally well behaved and a perfect addition to the ceremony. Thank you to all involved.

Jazz Band performing at the Opening and Blessing of the Middle School


Chamber Concert
The Chamber concert will be held next Thursday, 28 July 6.30 pm in the Nudgee Junior Hall. The Chamber Concert Series is specifically meant to be a chance for our AMEB students to perform for an audience. Our Instrumental Music teachers have requested performances from individual students and emails have been sent home by Friday of this week. Please RSVP your attendance. Dress code is ‘casual’ with closed in shoes.

Things are gearing up for this big Annual Festival. We have 21 Ensembles attending this year and we are currently planning the bus schedules and timing. Most of our ensembles are involved on the Friday 12 August during the day – some ensembles are performing on Thursday evening and Saturday. PLEASE email Mrs Scalia if you know you will not be able to attend on any of these days as it is the weekend of the EKKA holiday. Full details are now available on the QCMF website …

Formal Concert
We are well under way in our preparations for this Inaugural Concert. Please remember to enter the date in your diary to keep the evening free.
Saturday 27 August,
St Laurence’s Performing Arts Centre
6pm for foyer entertainment and drinks and nibbles
6.30 pm concert begins.
We anticipate the concert to be concluded by 8.45 pm

Cultural Support Group Meeting
Date change Wednesday 27 July 10am. Please meet at Simon’s Gourmet Gallery Moggill Rd, Chapel Hill. All Welcome.

Jazz by the River
STOP PRESS – Please mark Saturday 15th October in your diaries for our Jazz by the River Afternoon.
This is going to be a sensational afternoon and evening of Jazz, artwork and food by the Brisbane River here at ATC.

Sunday 24 July is compulsory rehearsals in the lead up to QCMF performances in mid August.
Junior School practice – 3pm set up; practice 3.15pm to 4.15pm
Middle School practice – 4.15pm to 5.15pm; pack up 5.15pm to 5.30pm
All other usual rehearsals go ahead as planned as well.

Please contact Ms Barbara McGeever, Handbells Coordinator if you cannot attend.

Monday 1 August – Rehearsal is ON even though Ms McGeever is away. Mr Goopy is facilitating this rehearsal time. QCMF reminder: Arrival at Villanova for all handbell students is 7am sharp.

The Beauchamp family at the opening of the Middle School on Tuesday.

Key dates for Term 3

Week 2
Fri 22 July Year 5 Mass – Junior Choir performing
Sun 24 July Handbells Jnr and Middle, extraordinary practices. See info above.
Week 3
Thurs 28 July Chamber Music Evening 6.30 pm – NJC Hall – small groups/individual AMEB student performances (performers to be confirmed)
Fri 29 July NAIDOC Mass 9.20 am
Week 4
Fri 5 August Assembly performance – Concert Band (TBC)
Week 5
Wed 10 Aug EKKA public Holiday
Thurs 11 Aug QCMF – from 4 pm. See enclosed Timetable
Fri 12 Aug QCMF – all day. See enclosed Timetable
Sat 13 Aug QCMF – All day
Week 6
Fri 19 Aug Assembly Performance – Wind Ensemble
Week 7
Sun 21 Aug Holy Family Anniversary performance – Jazz Ensemble; Choirs (TBC)
Sat 27 Aug Formal Concert – ERPAC
Week 8
Fri 2 Sept Assembly Performance – Vocal Assembly
Week 9
Thurs 8 Sept Yr 4 Orientation Morning
Fri 9 Sept Yr 7 Orientation Morning
Week 10
Fri 16 Sept Celebration Liturgy – Choirs and Liturgy band


Sunday 24th July there are Extraordinary Practices for the Junior Ensemble at 3pm til 4.15pm and the Middle School ensemble is 4.15pm to 5.30pm. Any queries please email Mrs McGeever.
All other scheduled rehearsals – Instrumental, Choir and Handbells and lessons are ON as normal.

Please see the link below and on the Rehearsal tab c=rehearsals of the Performing Arts blog.

If you are unable to attend rehearsal, please advise the conductor and Mrs Scalia via the email addresses below.

General music enquiries contact Natalie Scalia Music Administration.

For more specific information please contact:
Mr Jason Goopy Head of the Arts and Choral Coordinator
Mr Jonathon Bolt Middle School Instrumental Music Coordinator
Mrs Catherine Esbensen Junior School Instrumental Music Coordinator
Ms Ms Barbara McGeever, Handbells Coordinator