Freedom Choir Festival 2016

WHAT AN AMAZING DAY! So proud of St Kevin’s Choir who sang with such emotion and expertise! You were VERY entertaining. Mrs Weston was very proud of the choir and wishes to thank them for their all their effort and especially for how they managed themselves during the event while Mrs Weston was focussed on organisational tasks! You guys are awesome!!

 

WHEN I GROW UP from Matilda the Musical

When I Grow Up Freedom Choir Festival 2016 from marg weston on Vimeo.

Lean on Me composed by Bill Withers

 

Lean On Me Freedom Choir Festival 2016 from marg weston on Vimeo.

The Freedom Choir Festival 2015

The Freedom Choir Festival 2015
The St Kevin’s Choir had a wonderful experience at St Gregory the Great School. This was the venue on Wednesday 17th June for the 2nd Annual Freedom Choir Festival. This is a small but very valuable festival where students who share a love of singing and performing gather to share their songs and to receive feedback from a professional choir director and learn a new song as a ‘mass choir’.  Our Choir performed their secular (True Colours) and sacred (Send Down the Fire) songs with feeling and skill. The professional feedback given to our choir was that they told a story really well and that every word was understood. I was very, very proud of how some of our students overcame nerves and over-excitement to get on with the task of remembering lyrics, following the arrangement and recalling the movements. Our students really enjoyed meeting other students who shared their passion for singing and performance. Mrs Marg Weston

St Kev's CHoir Freedom Fest

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On Wednesday the St.Kevin’s Choir went to St Gregory’s for The Freedom Choir Festival.We were joined by 5 other schools. Each school showcased their songs. We all had a great day. We all had a great day of singing and meeting making new friends who share the same passion. DP & AW Choir Captains

A lot of people were probably feeling very, very anxious yet excited! I guess it’s one of those things where you feel like it’s so nerve wracking walking up showing your talent in front of heaps of other students that share the same talent as you. However when you get up there and start singing, you feel so incredibly confident, and after that you feel so proud and you feel like you’re more than what you thought you were, it is crazy! LM – Arts Captain

At the start we all felt quite nervous but excited at the same time. Once we got up on stage everyone was having a great time and enjoyed the experience. It was really fun watching all the other choirs perform and hearing their feedback. It was also really interesting listening to Gabby,the guest director, who was teaching us some songs. I also think everyone loved singing the songs together with all the other choirs and also making some new friends. IV – Arts Captain

Grade 5/6s Garage Band Projects

Congratulations to all the Grade 5/6 students who have demonstrated great improvement on their first Garage Band projects last year.In 2014, students explored Garage Band and created basic projects, this semester the students’ learning goals were to create a project that featured a variety of sounds that blended well and included their own recorder playing. You can read the feedback students have given each other on the Garage Band page of this Blog. Well done everyone! Such great music!

Enjoying listening to this project of a contemporary recorder version of Dvorak’s New World Symphony created by EmW.

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Choir Performance at Pioneer Village

 

Congratulations to our wonderful choir who performed before the residents of the Templestowe Pioneer Village (next door) today. They sang Christmas carols and songs for a very appreciative audience of senior citizens who loved every minute. You all made me feel very proud choir members. Special mention to our four Grade six students who sang O Holy Night with such gentleness and skill.Congratulations again on a mighty effort everyone. Enjoy your Christmas break! Mrs Weston

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