Gloucester’s young singers made their mark once again on the Taree and District Eisteddfod.
Two choirs took out two awards at the 51st annual event held at the Manning Entertainment Centre (MEC).
The choir section ran on Wednesday, June 13 and Thursday, June 14, open to primary and secondary schools from around the region with both Gloucester Public and St Joseph’s performing on Thursday.
Gloucester Public had 55 of its 57 student choir perform the Mamma Mia Medley, complete with choreography and live piano by music teacher, Annette Burrows. Teacher Susie McLeod lead the choir consisting of students from years three to six.
“Ms Burrows came up with the amazing piece for us to perform,” Ms McLeod said. “Her talent and knowledge makes the performance what it is.”
Ms McLeod said the students were very devoted to rehearsals which took place during their lunch break.
The adjudicator commented that their stage presence commanded attention. "A very engaging performance to a very complex piece of music,” the adjudicator said.
St Joseph’s took every student along, making a 45 student strong choir accompanied by their principal, Bronwyn Underwood and lead by teacher Donna-Maree Watt.
The students sang “Try a Little Kindness” and “The Servant Song.” Students Meghan Baldock-Jolliffe and William Maslen accept the award (pictured right).
“It’s a great cultural experience for the students,” Ms Watt said.
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