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Performing Arts Report

by Monique Allen, Head of Co-Curricular Performance Performing Arts – The House Theatre Sports Competition 2020 Champions: Keniry This year the first ever House Theatre Sports Competition was hugely successful due to the enthusiastic participation of students from across the whole school. We had four rounds of tight competition and they soon became the highlight…

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Performing Arts Report

by Head of Music, Ms Fiona Wilson Begonia Festival Parade The music department has been busy preparing for our annual participation in the Ballarat Begonia Festival. The drumline, under the tutelage of Mr Michael Evans- Barker, includes students from years 8 to 12. This group has prepared a wonderful performance which I encourage the St…

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New digital organ installed in College Chapel

The College has this week taken delivery of a new Johannus Ecclesia T370 digital organ for the Chapel and College Sacristan Helen Lee is enjoying practising on this amazing instrument. Thanks to all who have been involved in the implementation of this wonderful enhancement to the music and sound of the Chapel. It was made…

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Old Collegian wins role in musical production

Congratulations to Old Collegian and former College Vice Captain Luke Wilson (SPC 2008-13), pictured, who has won a role in the upcoming production of “50 Shades: The Musical Parody” which will be played at Her Majesty’s Theatre later this month. Luke was a fantastic participant in school productions in his time at SPC and says…

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Art captures College’s culture

  Earlier this year, when the College sought to reinvent how it would manage the annual Flanagan Art Prize in 2019, it could not have envisaged the incredibly successful outcome which would emerge. After a decade of running the prize as an annual art exhibition, the College decided to instead look at arranging an artist-in-residence…

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SPC in Concert a Musical Success!

SPC in Concert Review On Thursday August 15, the air was buzzing with expectation as the musicians of St Patrick’s College gathered to perform at the Wendouree Performing Arts Centre. The concert showcased the wonderful talents of the boys performing as soloists and in groups. This year, the theme of the concert highlighted great Australian…

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SPC Music Bands Tour Local Primary Schools

St Patrick’s College Music Bands Tour Local Primary Schools St Columba’s Primary School, St Alipius Primary School and St Thomas More School were the performance venues for the recent St Patrick’s College Junior Music Tour. – There were 56 boys as part of the touring party that performed a 30-minute show at each primary school….

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Royal South Street Saxophone Success

St Patrick’s College Music Department has had a wonderful finish to the solo competition at Royal South Street. Year 12 student Jesse Keem entered section 777 Sweet Reeds Woodwind Solo -“ 18 years and section 778 Sweet Reeds VCE Students Woodwind Solo. The sections require each competitor to perform an accompanied or unaccompanied work. Jesse…

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Music Report – September 20, 2018

The St Patrick’s College Music program had a very busy week with six ensembles entered into various sections of Royal South Street. – Monday- September 3 Rising Stars The Rising Stars Concert Band, under the co-directorship of Katrina Bird and Fiona Wilson, presented three works. This was the ensemble’s first experience in a competitive environment…

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Royal South Street Piano Success!

St Patrick’s College Music Department has had a wonderful start to our Royal South Street competition campaign. Pierce Renga entered section 746 -“ Chopin Piano Solo for students 16 years and under. The section requires the competitors to perform a work or movement by the composer Frédéric Chopin. Pierce selected the work -‘Fantasy Impromptu’ that…

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