What a night it was, “Stars in the Arena” celebrating 130 years of the Primary Schools Music Festival at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre. Friday September 10th 38 of our students performed and for the first time since I have been a teacher, so did I!
Our school was also represented by Bethany E, Dahlia R, Zalia L, Kiara P, Eva B, Zac K, Grace D, Penny A, Bella A, Erin H, Isla E, Laura S, Chloe S, , Zoe Z, Elijah K, Lexi B, Grace Z, Scarlett J, Cailin F, Willow H, Evie B, Savannah C, Evie E, Amy L, Irene A, Mikai L, Mirabelle M, Emma R, Annika W, Akshara S, Amelia V, Emma G, Lily-Rose S, Hayley V, Chloe D, Chayce G and Sophia H, Jasmine C who were choreography leaders too.
The Primary Schools Festival of Music is the custodian of an iconic South Australian tradition, we engage our students in artistic excellence, cultural diversity and social inclusion through performance in Music and the Arts. The commissioned work was entitled “Water is Life” which was a series of songs composed by local musician Glyn Lehman. Glyn sang in the festival himself nearly 50 years ago. The concert ended with a spectacular sea of colour.
During the concerts there were a number of Guest Artists from public primary and secondary schools, other choir items that presented different musical genre, and two pieces that specifically showcased the talents of the orchestra.
A spectacular event that our students and I thoroughly enjoyed being a part of.