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Live Music Is Good For You Festival

By May 15, 2015 Blogs, Music Media Art Drama

The week ended on a high after 50 students from both Arlington and Blackhall Kalimna performed in the Royal Melbourne Hospital “Live Music is Good For You” Festival. Many parents accompanied our amazing musicians and supported them throughout the day. A big thank you to all those who helped make the day so special.

Flying for a Prize choir kicked off the day with a show-stopping rendition of Lean Forwards Lean Backwards. Their beautiful and excited voices filled the hospital with joy.

Strings Attached performed in several locations in the hospital and also accompanied Pavement Choir for Imagine. Their rendition of Pachelbel’s Canon received a special mention by organiser Emma O’Brien.

Pavement Choir melted everyone’s hearts with Imagine and Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For, which included solos by Carmen, Mason, Ryn, Allegra  and Audrey.

The Senior Jazz Band (Josh, Hayden, Will and music teacher Lazare) led by Emily chilled the atmosphere with their beautiful renditions of Moondance and Autumn Leaves.

We were all very excited by the impromptu collaboration between Emily Wilson and the VCAS jazz band. The VCAS boys were thrilled to have Emily sing Summertime and All of Me with them. Everyone enjoyed the experience so much Emily is going to continue to work with the boys!

The Stellas (Allegra, Dante, Stella, Abbie, Nichaud, Rosie and Audrey) entertained us with their version of Walk Like an Egyptian and Big Jet Plane.

Several brave children performed solo in front of a crowd of close to 100 people! Georgia got everyone smiling with Rocky Racoon accompanied by Hayden Ryn touched everyone’s hearts with Hallelujah, Jack made an incredible debut public performance with Nobody’s Perfect and Audrey stunned us all with her own unnamed composition.

The day concluded with all 50 musicians on stage performing Heroes and Uptown Funk. What an amazing day of fun music making! Well done to all our wonderful musicians.

Music is Good For You Festival

Music Is Good For You

Music Is Good For You

MOTHER’S DAY CONCERT
The Mother’s Day Breakfast on Tuesday 5 May was made all the more special with a musical performance from many of our ensembles. Mothers enjoyed a bacon and egg rolled cooked up freshly for them and were entertained by our wonderful musicians. We enjoyed performances from Brass Effect Ensemble, Arlington Strings (plus a couple of pirates!), Song Club, Jemima and Strings Attached and to finish the concert were dazzled by Flying for a Prize Choir. What a treat!

Mother's Day Concert

Mother's Day Concert

Mother's Day Concert

PRACTICE TIPS
In the dark – This week’s practice tip encourages you to occasionally practise in the dark. It sounds like a gimmick but taking away sight means you have to listen more. Go on, give it a try!

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY
Whack a Note – This interactive website is a super fun way to learn the notes of both the treble and bass clefs. It is fun for all ages. Give it a try!

PRESHIL TEACHERS’ GIG GUIDE
Catherine Wood (Piano/Keyboard)
Strictly Ballroom (Music Theatre)
Her Majesties Theatre, Melbourne

Ainslie Wills (Voice)
Tuesday 19 May 8.00pm
Gasometer Hotel, Collingwood

Ainslie Wills (Voice)
Tuesday 26 May 8.00pm
Gasometer Hotel, Collingwood

GIG GUIDE FOR ALL AGES
Courtney Barnett (Rock and Pop)
Friday 15 May 7.00pm
The Forum, Melbourne

Ben Wright Smith (Rock and Pop)
Saturday 16 May 8.00pm
Hugs and Kisses, Melbourne

MSO Beethoven Symphony No. 7(Classical)
Friday 22 May 8.00pm
Hamer Hall, Arts Centre

MSO Beethoven Symphony No. 7(Classical)
Saturday 23 May 8.00pm
Hamer Hall, Arts Centre

MSO Beethoven Symphony No. 7(Classical)
Monday 25 May 8.00pm
Hamer Hall, Arts Centre

Alison Wonderland (Electronica & House)
Saturday 30 May 7.00pm
Bars, Melbourne CBD

Ben Howard (Folk)
Monday 1 June 7.30pm
Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne

Ben Howard (Folk)
Tuesday 2 June 7.30pm
Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne