Performing Arts

2019 WINTER MSUIC FESTIVAL

In years past we have held an annual Winter Concert at the ABC Studios in Collinswood but this year we return to the School and Wyatt Hall. The format has also changed a little to allow more students to perform for a longer time on stage. As part of this new format, we have created two halves, the first half starts at 4.15pm with Kurrajong and Prep students along with a guest ensemble being the Pulteney Handbells Ensemble and a guest artist, Paige Cowles on the clarinet. Then from 5.30 – 7pm we have a Winter Garden set up on the Prep Basketball court with live music from local professionals Mike Bevan and Chelsea McGuiness along with a bar, coffee cart, soup kitchen and Pizza van. At 7pm we start Act 2 with many Middle School and Senior School ensembles and choirs. Tickets are available on Trybooking.com for act 1 or act 2 or both. We encourage you all to come along and enjoy the music but to also enjoy some food, catch up with other families and enjoy the environment.

TERM 3

There are many exciting events on the calendar for term 3 including;

Music Soiree #2 Wednesday 31 July 6pm Drama Theatrette

Balaklava Eisteddfod Friday 2 August Balaklava

ABODA Band Festival 14 – 16 August  Westminster School

Pulteney Dance Concert Tuesday 20 August 6.30pm Wyatt Hall

Gig@theGov Tuesday 27 August 7.30pm Governor Hindmarsh Hotel

Classical Concert Tuesday 17 September 7pm Wyatt Hall

Year 11 DRAMA PLAY

On Thursday night 13th June our current Yr 11 Drama students presented a wonderful play called “House on Fire”. Once again, the students performed in a full drama theatrette to an enthusiastic audience. The play was funny, dark and charming while the students played rolls that offered diversity of emotion and colour of character. Jamie Hibbert has, once again done a tremendous job in preparing the students to perform at a high standard. The production values were excellent, and the actors used the whole performing space to its best advantage. I love attending these drama events as the outcomes of the student’s work are always exceptional, exciting and full of youthful energy and spirit. Congratulations to the students on a wonderful production.

In Summary…..

What a Semester 1 we have had here in Performing Arts. With the Generations in Jazz trip, the Cabaret event, Wicked, plus many other smaller concerts and performances as well as the ANZAC Commemorative Music Tour to Europe, I know the staff and students of the Performing Arts faculty are all looking forward to the winter break to recover and re-charge for an exciting term 3. I look forward to seeing you at the Winter Music Festival this Saturday.

Jonathon Rice

Learning Area Leader Performing Arts