Instrumental Music Update

Girls Grammar Singers in Villers-Bretonneux, France

On Thursday 25 April 2019, Girls Grammar choristers Samantha Dunk (10H), Emily Flanagan (11E), Annabelle Khoo (11W), Abigail Lui (11O), Grace McFarlane (12M), Mikayla Rentoul (11R) and Laura Verdasco (12G) performed at the centenary ANZAC dawn service in Villers-Bretonneux, France. This was the culmination of a three-week tour performing in Austria, Croatia, Slovenia and France with Brisbane Chorale organisation, Voices of Birralee.

‘Taking part in the ANZAC Day service at the Australian National Memorial changed my perspective on ANZAC Day. Instead of just thinking of the day as one to remember a past war, I will remember and thank those who fought for our lives today, and now lie in the graves I walked passed. We will remember them.’ – Samantha Dunk (10H)

‘It was an honour to sing songs of remembrance at Villers-Bretoneux to pay respects to those who fought for our future. It is something that will stay with me forever.’ – Laura Verdasco (12G)

‘The tour not only enabled me to grow as a musician, but also provided an insight into the lives of people from many different backgrounds. It gave me a deeper understanding of an extremely important part of our history as Australians and will certainly be an experience I will never forget.’ – Abigail Lui (11O)

Annabelle Khoo (11W), Abigail Lui (11O), Emily Flanagan (11E), Laura Verdasco (12G), Grace McFarlane (12M), Mikayla Rentoul (11R) and Samantha Dunk (10H).

Term 2 Music Concerts and Events

The upcoming concert season includes major performances for most of the School’s 32 performing ensembles. These concerts are an important part of the learning process and all members of ensembles are required to attend their specific concert.

The full list of concerts is available on Parent Portal and the School ‘App’. Students will receive an email one week prior to their specific performance. Girls will need to plan ahead to avoid conflicts with other activities.

To fundraise for the Music Support Group, raffle tickets for a gourmet food hamper will be available at the May Concerts. The Instrumental Music Department appreciates the generous donations of suitable non-perishable items for the raffle. We thank parents for their support in transporting and organising girls for these performances.



Term 2 Music Events

Music Competitions Thursday 9 May to Thursday 16 May 2019
Guitar Workshop Tuesday 7 May 2019
QYMA Albinoni Strings Friday 10 May 2019
Junior Choir Workshop 1 Monday 13 May 2019
Centaur Service Tuesday 14 May 2019
Junior Choir Workshop 2 Wednesday 15 May 2019
Grammar in Concert Sunday 19 May 2019
Upper Intermediate String Festival Monday 20 May and Thursday 23 May 2019
QYMA Chamber Winds Thursday 23 May 2019
May Concerts Friday 24 May 2019
Junior Band Workshop Tuesday 28 May 2019
Cathedral Concert Wednesday 29 May 2019
Artists in Concert Friday 31 May 2019

Entertainment Books

The Music Support Group is selling Entertainment Books to fundraise for the Instrumental Music Department. Subscriptions are available to preview online via the Music fundraising page with the option to buy the digital version or hard copy. Once the books are available for collection Administrative Assistant—Music, Mrs Elizabeth Worth, will contact families who ordered hard copies.

Mrs Emma Dron
Director of Instrumental Music