Performing Arts Important Dates
Monday 30th October- Katrina Halliday’s Piano Soiree 6.30pm
Tuesday 31st October- Year 11 Dance, Drama and Music Evening, 6.30pm.
Thursday 9th November- Guitar and Drum Soiree, 6.30pm
Monday, 13th November- year 9 Music Evening 6.30pm.
Congratulations Indiana Lewis!
Congratulations to Indiana Lewis in Year 9, who was selected out of countless applicants, to perform at “Garage Band” in Federation Square on Saturday night! Indi was the youngest performer of the night and performed her own original song, “Staring at the Sun”. It was great to see so many MGC students there to support Indi too!
It has been a busy time of year for our Year 12 Performing Arts students who have been preparing for their performance exams.
Our Year 12 music students had their final performance evening on Tuesday, 5th September, as well as a holiday workshop and a Term 4 Year 12 Music Lunchtime Recital Series.
We wish them all the best for their performance exams on various weekends, finishing on Saturday, 28th October. A huge thank you to Andy Clarke and Katrina Halliday for accompanying our students for their performance exams, and to their instrumental teachers for preparing them.
Photo from Left to Right: Bea James (Voice) Talie Meiri (Flute) Imogen Silver (Piano) Ava Hardwidge (Classical Guitar) Maggie Chong (Piano) Mia Mathew (Voice) and Weijia Zhang (Drums)
On the evening of the third of October, the Year 12 Drama students presented their final solo performance pieces to their family and friends in preparation for their final performance exam. After months of brainstorming, improvising, researching, scripting, rehearsing, editing, and refining fourteen performances were ready for the stage. Of the ten VCAA offered character structures, eight have been explored by the members of Melbourne Girls’ College Drama students. The link to the program from the evening, with information about these eight chosen structures can be found here.
Then on Friday the 13th the students presented their solo performances for examination purposes to a panel of VCAA examiners. It was a great day and everyone came out of their exam smiling - great work everyone!!
Lindy Mummé – Drama teacher.
VCE Unit 3 /4 Performance Exams
Congratulations to our Unit 3 /4 Dance Students on their completion of their performance exams!
On Monday the 16th of October the students each performed two solos to a panel of external assessors, their Skills-Based solo and Cohesive Composition solo. It was a fantastic opportunity for the students to showcase both their technical skill in dance as well as their creativity and choreographic skills. They all did a fantastic job!
Pictured: Zoe Quinlan (in gold), Talia Vasitch (in black), Lucy Rowell (in silver), Krystal Trinh (in white)
DANCE NIGHT – Friday 20th May!
Come along to see MGC’s talented dancers in action!
Tickets via link below
We are very excited to welcome back Lore Burns, who has been able to resume teaching at MGC this term!
Congratulations to Keely Moggach who completed a concert tour of Singapore in the Term 3 holidays with the Melbourne University Symphonic Orchestra.
String Soiree Tuesday 17th October
Congratulations to our Violin and Cello students for their beautiful performances at our final String Soiree for the year on Tuesday evening. The evening began with Les Gyori’s students playing one of his original compositions especially written for them- “Rolling by the Sea” and concluded with his arrangement of “Enchanted Forest”. Another highlight was the performance of Mozart’s “Sinfonietta”, featuring Yolanda Liu in Year 7. Thank you to Keely Moggagh for filling in due to another student being sick- great sight-reading!
“Pat’s Reel”- Suri Ajai Kurian & Maia Fornello
“Minuet #2”- Nikita Coseski
“Fireworks”- Tamsin Day
“Running for the Bus”- Tara Marefat
“Alla Turka”-Vida Scalmer
“Melancholy Melody”- Esme Kanaan
“Shanghai Hornpipe”-Imogen Scott-Young
“Hungarian Dance”-Emily Pilepich
“Gigue” from Violin Partita # 2 in D minor-Adelaide Ahearn
“Forward March”- Anja Paine
“Greensleeves”- Anja Paine, Max Cooper & Leo Creaney
Thank you to our string staff, Les Gyori & Keely Moggagh, (Violin) and Sonia Freiburg and Lore Burns (Cello) for preparing their students and giving them a chance to perform in front of a supportive audience of family and friends and to everyone who attended.