Vocal students learn from the best

Vocal students learn from the best

“For students to achieve excellence in any endeavour, it is important to provide them with examples of excellence,” All Saints’ College Director of Music, Mrs Anette Kerkovius, said.

Australia’s leading vocal ensemble, The Song Company, was invited by All Saints’ College to be Artists-in-Residence during Week 6, Term 1.

The company presented two incursions on the history of acapella singing to students in Years 3 – 6 and in Years 7 – 9.

They also workshopped with Music Elective students in Years 10 – 12 and all of the College’s Senior School Choirs after school.

College Captain and talented singer, Kristina Lang (Year 12), said The Song Company helped the students uncover more meaning, interpretation and contextual information from songs.

The Song Company incursion was a fantastic experience and it was wonderful to be able to work with such highly regarded professional musicians. They had a lot to offer in terms of singing experience and are an amazing vocal group to listen too,” Kristina said.

The company embraces music from around the world and across the ages. In collaboration with artists of the highest calibre, it aims to create a distinctive and dynamic new voice, relevant to the audiences of today and tomorrow.

“Singing is to be enjoyed by everyone so the time we spend in schools now is essential to the future of singing in this country. Not just singing by yourself, but singing together with other singers in order to create harmony, rhythm and emotional connection,” Artistic Director Mr Roland Peelman said.

As part of their exciting visit the company also performed their hit show Song Co & Co on Friday, 14 March 2014 in the College’s award-winning Centre for Performing Arts.

The vocal acoustics of the company were enhanced in the 420 seat theatre, which was recently awarded a number of prestigious building and architectural awards.

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