On Thursday 23 November, the Flute and Guitar ensembles visited residents at Disability SA. Our Concordia instrumentalists performed solos, duets and larger ensemble works for an appreciative audience. It is wonderful that our student have the opportunity to serve within the local community, sharing their gift of music.
Director of Music
On Monday 27 November, 29 string students from both campuses and six staff, including our wonderful String Ensemble directors, Martin Butler and Emily Tulloch, headed to the Barossa for a day of string playing.
Faith Lutheran College hosted both Concordia College and Trinity College Gawler for the day. This was the very first time we have ever organised a day where we have combined with string players from other schools, and it was a raging success!
The day was filled with combined schools workshops and sectional rehearsals where all of the students from the three schools rehearsed original compositions by Emily Tulloch and even included an arrangement of an original composition by Sarah, a Year 5 student from Trinity College. This was such a thrill for her and for us all.
The rest of the day consisted of food and fellowship, another workshop, and two concerts held in the beautiful Barossa Arts and Convention Centre. Martin Butler provided much entertainment and education throughout these concerts, explaining interesting humorous anecdotes and music history facts regarding each piece that was performed in the program.
This, our inaugural String Day, was a delight for all of the teachers and students involved from the three schools.
We are very much looking forward to this String Day in the Barossa being a regular event on our calendar for years to come.
Thanks to all of the staff involved.
On Tuesday 28 November, the In-Sync Jazz Trio performed at the Burnside Legacy Widows Assoc. It was a lovely afternoon for the assembled group, with the music consisting of jazz standards performed by Sam 9MGI, Henry 9MGI and Lewis 9MGI. The audience was very appreciative of the efforts by this ensemble.
Director of Music
Students who, through the process of auditions, have won a place in the 2018 Musical Legally Blonde, are reminded that the levy payment and online agreement form are now due.
Our Concordia Campus music students and staff are looking forward to leading the community in a wonderful time of celebration at our annual Carols Service to be held in the Chapel on Tuesday 12 December at 7pm.
Applications are now open for Instrumental & Vocal lessons at Concordia College in 2018. Lessons are offered in a wide range of instruments. Students may choose to play flute, bassoon, clarinet, oboe, French horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, saxophone, tuned & untuned percussion, violin, viola, double bass and many more. Peripatetic teachers are engaged to provide one to one music instruction. If your child would like to begin lessons in 2018, please fill in the online form. All details regarding fees, as well as the instrumental agreement, are contained within the link.
All students who are currently having Instrumental or Vocal lessons in 2017 will need to complete the online form to ensure that contact details are correct moving forward into the new year. If your child does not intend to continue with their lessons in 2018, please ensure that you inform the instrumental teacher as soon as possible, as well as letting the Music Office know by phoning 8291 9367 or via email (email@example.com).
In 2018, Concordia will be offering jazz improvisation lessons. For more information including instructions on how to enrol, download the attached letter from Mat Noble, Director of Music.
Instrumental hire for selected instruments can also be arranged through the College, by filling in the online application form.
All details regarding fees and the hire contract are contained within the link. Students who are currently hiring and wish to continue to do so are not required to fill out this form again.