Music Matters

Musicians shine at Annual Cathedral Service

On Sunday 21 February, the school community came together at St. Paul’s Cathedral to offer their support and welcome to our new Chaplain, Reverend Alison Andrew. There were a number of music groups and students involved, all of whom performed wonderfully and filled the space beautifully. The theme of the service was ‘Building a New Future’, that from Tintern’s rich foundation and history, new and exciting things are happening in and throughout the school. This theme carried through in the collection for the The Conscious Collective, an organisation which aims to help build a better future for the people of Nepal, by building new schools that are environmentally friendly and are able to withstand earthquakes. It was a lovely service for everyone to be a part of, marking another step in Tintern Grammar’s story.

by Grace Edwards, Choral Captain 2016

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Welcome to our newest Music Teacher at Tintern

Alex White

We are pleased to welcome Mr Alexander White to Tintern Grammar as our new Violin and Viola teacher in 2016. Mr White replaces Miss Oppedisano who has taken up performing and teaching opportunities in Europe. He comes to us with a Master of Arts in Music Performance, some impressive prizes and awards for his performances and a range of performing experience, including the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra and the Chamber Strings of Melbourne. He also has a wealth of experience teaching, running instrumental classroom music programs in schools and directing both junior and senior string ensembles. Those students who already have had lessons with Mr White have found him to be a friendly and approachable teacher. We are sure he will enjoy working with our Music Team and teaching our hard working musicians at Tintern.

Magical music at Parent Welcome Event

Many thanks to the members of the Kelson String Quartet (Alison Yang, Gavin Choong, Siobhan Muirhead, Tara McAsey) and harpist, Adele Bicknell, for providing such beautiful and appropriate background music at our recent Parent Welcome Cocktail event in the Compass Gallery. Your talents were greatly appreciated by the parents and staff at the event and your music certainly added to the ambience of the evening.

Pure Talent Showcase 2016

Talent Showcase

Three of our talented VCE Performing Arts students from 2015 (Zoe Stephenson, Brendon Green, Bailey Pyman) will be appearing on stage at the Karralyka Theatre on Thursday 28 April . The Maroondah Youth Program is hosting a showcase of VCE Drama, Music (Solo & Group), Visual Communication and Design Work, so mark the date in your diaries. Doors will open at 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start. Tickets will be $10. Further details regarding booking tickets online will be available in the next week or two.

Concerto Festival 2016

Full details of our Concerto Festival were outlined in last week’s edition of Aspectus. The preliminary event will be held in the CM Wood Centre on Wednesday 25 May. To enter the Concerto Festival, students should complete the entry form (available from the Music Office) and return it to the Tintern Music Office by Friday 11 March.

Music Dates 2016

Music Concert Dates for the Secondary School for 2016 were outlined in last week’s edition of Aspectus. Parents and students should note relevant dates in their diaries and calendars.

Alison

 

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