On Friday 21sr September, 36 of our year 6 and 7 students performed on stage at the Adelaide Festival Theatre as part of the Public Primary Schools’ Festival of Music.

Throughout the concert series, our school was also represented by George Griffith (Trombone) and Ricky Ye (Violin) who were part of the orchestra.

Mia Livingston-Pearce and Lindsey Takayidza were fortunate to be chosen to sing a solo for one of the concerts. They both sang beautifully, full of confidence and articulation.

The Primary Schools Festival of Music, an official state icon, is a public school-based music education program which is a collaboration between the Department for Education and the SAPPS Music Society, which gives all SA public primary students the opportunity to perform at a prestigious venue.

The commissioned work was entitled “Next Stop: North Terrace” which was a series of songs composed by local musician Mark Simeon Ferguson about the North Terrace cultural precinct. The concert ended with a spectacular sea of colour.

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.

Susan Marshall

* Thanks to Susan Marshall who has coached and trained our singers admirably throughout the year, culminating in this amazing spectacle. – Peter