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					                          Chamber Choir 2004
Performances

20th July           Choral Recital 1                   Hudson Room
                                                       Brighton Secondary

21st July           Choral Recital 2                   Hudson Room
                                                       Brighton Secondary


28th July           Performing Arts Challenge          Willoughby Hall &
                                                       Sydney Town Hall


30th August         Peter Goers radio show             ABC studio
                                                      Collinswood

17th September      Cabaret                            Spence Hall
                                                       Brighton Secondary

16th October        Senior School Concert              Elder Hall
                                                       Adelaide

29th October        World Teachers Day                 Staff room
                                                       Brighton Secondary

6th December        Festival of Lessons & Carols       St Peter’s Cathedral


The 2004 Chamber Choir is a continuation of the 15 Year 10 girls who
performed so successfully in 2003, but unlike last year this choir had no
rehearsal allocation until recently. Now in Year 11, the girls successfully
defended their title winning the U18 Chamber Choir division in Sydney. Once
again, there has been a focus on vocal jazz, with other styles of music learned
for the appropriate occasions. One of the highlights was the Choir’s reworking
of “Smoke gets in your eyes” for World Teachers Day. With somewhat corny
and cheeky lyrics written by the choir, the staff was thrilled with this musical
offering.

Much of the repertoire was from the previous year, but with the limited
rehearsal time, the emphasis was more about the enjoyment of participation
and singing well than learning a new repertoire.

Michael Griffin

Repertoire

Fader of Hevene                                 Ross Edwards
Haill! Holy Quene                               Ross Edwards
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy                         arr Ed Lojeski
Smoke Gets in your Eyes                            arr R Hunter
It Don’t Mean a Thing if it ain’t Got That Swing   arr Mac Huff
Teachers in our Life                               arr Chamber Choir
Route 66                                           arr Kirby Shaw
It Might as Well Be Spring                         arr Ed Lojeski
Lift Thine Eyes                                    F Mendelssohn

				
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