The Friends' School

Music Information 08.09.2017

Virtuosi Contemporary Guitar Concert – TONIGHT!
We welcome internationally acclaimed guitarists Stig Mathisen and Richard Smith to the School. The two will present a public concert in The Farrall Centre this evening, commencing at 7pm.
Several of our UTAS College Contemporary Music Students will also perform as will the Clemes Combo Group.
Tickets are: $20 for adults; $10 for students / concession. Tickets may be purchased from TryBooking. Friends’ students will be admitted free of charge. Tickets are also available at the door.

UTAS and IB Music College Music Concert
The final UTAS College Music Twilight Concert (for students with classically-styled programs) will take place on Wednesday 13 September at 5pm in The Farrall Centre. During the concert the students will each present final recital repertoire. There will also be a performance from a Year 12 IB Music student.
All are welcome to attend this concert. Please note the earlier start time.

Musica Viva in Schools Performance
The Musica Viva in Schools ensemble Akousitc Odyssey will perform to all of Year 7 next Thursday 14 September at 1.40pm in The Farrall Centre. The group specialises in music of the Mediterranean.

Generations in Jazz – James Morrison Academy of Music Performance
Next Thursday 14 September, an ensemble of graduate students from the Generations in Jazz – James Morrison Academy of Music will perform to a number of our wind, brass and percussion players. The ensemble will also present a workshop with the High School Stage Band.
The band is led by Old Scholar, Tom Panckridge; it’s a hot ensemble!
The workshop and performance will take place from 4.30pm to 6pm in The Farrall Centre. All members of the School community are welcome to attend.

Spring Showcase Concert – Tuesday 19 September
On Tuesday 19 September at 7pm we will be presenting the Spring Showcase Concert in The Farrall Centre. This will be an evening of solo and chamber-group items featuring students from Morris, the High School and Clemes.
Student performers are asked to arrive at The Farrall Centre by 6.30pm for setup and tuning. Formal uniform is to be worn, which includes ties for boys and tights for girls wearing skirts. Blazers are not required.
Participating students have also been asked to bring a plate of supper to share at the conclusion of the event.
Please join us for an evening of fine music. For more information, please contact Christine Akerman.

Man Choir Performance
The Friends’ School Man Choir has been invited to perform as a guest choir at a concert at Scots Church, Bathurst Street on Sunday 17 September.  Our choir will join with local choir Men in Black and a number of soloists and duets to form an all male line-up.
The concert commences at 2.00pm, and students should be present from 1.30pm.  They will need to wear full formal uniform including trousers, ties and blazers.
Audience members are most welcome to attend the concert.  Tickets are $15 and $12, and children are $5, and can be purchased from this link:  Afternoon tea is included in the ticket price.

Visit from Brisbane’s Birralee Singers
Friends’ will host a visit from a group of young singers from internationally acclaimed choir Birralee Voices on Monday 25 September.  The choristers will participate in a workshop with the Year 5 members of the Morris Maestros and the Year 7/8 Choir during the school day, and this will be followed by a short concert in The Farrall Centre from 2.15pm.  Family and Friends’ community members are welcome to attend this free concert to enjoy some excellent singing.
For further details, please contact

Eisteddfod Successes
Congratulations to the Bella Voce Choir which came second, by one point, in their section at the recent South Street Eisteddfod in Ballarat. The Man Choir also did well, being awarded 3rd place in their particular section.
Congratulations too to all School ensembles participating in the City of Clarence Eisteddfod. The Year 7/8 Choir received a Certificate of Merit, as did the Chinese Music Ensemble.

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