Queensland Youth Music Awards Success!

Over the past fortnight, many our College vocal ensembles competed in the Queensland Youth Music Awards.

On Monday evening, May 22, College Choristers gave a polished performance at Mansfield SHS as part of the Primary Choir (to Year 6) section.  They sang their absolute best and received a SILVER award!  Well done to Mrs Christie Fleming (conductor), Jasmine Buckley (accompanist) and, of course, all of the dedicated singers!

On Monday evening, May 29, Junior Choir also delivered an energetic and focused performance in their section for Primary Choirs (to Year 4).  The group was awarded a SILVER award, and placed 3rd overall for the evening.  This is a terrific result, and all students should be commended for their participation and dedication.  Well done to Ms Tonkin (conductor) and Ms Chen (accompanist) for their superb guidance and enthusiasm!

Tuesday, May 30, saw both Voiceworx and Senior Singers travel to St Peter’s Lutheran College at Indooroopilly to compete in their respective sections.

Under the direction of Mrs Jillian Hunt and accompanied by Mr Samuel Poon, Voiceworx delivered their very best performance of the year so far and were awarded a SILVER Award in the Secondary Choirs (Years 7 to 9) section.  This is a terrific accomplishment, as Voiceworx were one of the younger groups in the section, with only Year 7 and 8 students.  Congratulations to all members of Voiceworx for their commitment and very fine efforts.

Senior Singers performed in the Secondary Choir (Advanced) section, and were conducted by Mr David Law and accompanied by Ms Melanie Stewart.  They sang three complex pieces for SATB mixed choir, and were awarded a GOLD Award and placed 1st overall.  This is an extraordinary achievement for these very hard-working and passionate singers.  As part of placing 1st, Senior Singers were also awarded the Queensland Youth Music Awards Brisbane Chorale Perpetual Trophy for Auditioned Secondary Choir, and $200.  Well done!

Queensland Youth Music Awards - 2017 Summary

  • Junior Choir – Silver Award, 3rd place
  • College Choristers – Silver Award
  • Voiceworx – Silver Award
  • Senior Singers – Gold Award, 1st place
  • Intermediate Concert Band – Gold Award, 1st place
  • Senior Concert Band – Gold Award, 1st place

The commitment and enthusiasm for music-making from our student body continues to be of the highest calibre - these are astonishing results, especially when we consider that our students delivered a knock-out production of The Music Man in the same term.

With both Senior Singers and Senior Concert Band winning the top awards in their respective disciplines at this high-profile competition, this is certainly shaping up to be another extraordinary year for music-making at Redeemer!!

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