SHEP

13 September 2017

During the September holidays 13 students have been selected to take part in the State Honours Ensemble Program (SHEP) at the Conservatorium of Music in Brisbane. Whilst Glennie hosted the Darling Downs SHEP program in May, this program in the holidays is the Statewide program, catering for the further advanced musician.  

Congratulations to the following girls who have been selected to attend (or are on the reserve list): Emily Baartz, Isabel Bracey, Lucinda Brodie, Peppa Carter, Celine Dixon, Georgina Dummett, Gabrielle Kleidon, Sarah Lamshed, Lauren Lester, Jessica Page, Emily Rattray, Kristen Teo and Grace Twidale.

Contributed by Mrs Sharon Gilbert

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Ballet Workshop

13 September 2017

Junior Years dance students from Kindergarten to Year 2 were treated to an engaging workshop by Martha from the Queensland Ballet Edsquad. The students assisted Martha in creating their own choreography for the enchanting story Little Red Riding Hood. Thank you to the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation for sponsoring this wonderful opportunity.

Please note all workshop participants are entitled to heavily reduced tickets for the Queensland Ballet's performances of La Fille Mal Gardée this Friday and Saturday night at the Empire Theatre. Please email Janene Mills millsj@glennie.qld.edu.au for more details.

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Contributed by Janene Mills

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Australian Chamber Orchestra

8 September 2017

Glennie girls made up one-third of the workshop participants this week when they had the opportunity to work with members of the Australian Chamber Orchestra. The girls workshopped two pieces, culminating in a performance for parents and friends at the end of the session. Girls received some great feedback on their playing, as well as tips on improvements.  

Contributed by Mrs Sharon Gilbert

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Combined Performance

8 September 2017

This week, our Junior Years Orchestra combined with Toowoomba Grammar School’s Junior Orchestra for a day of rehearsals culminating in an impressive performance. The experience proved so successful we hope to make in an annual event! Well done to everyone involved.

We were also mentioned in The Chronicle, click here for more details.

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Contributed by Mr Jacob Finlay

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Concert Day

1 September 2017

Next Thursday, 7 September, the Glennie Junior Orchestra will be having a combined rehearsal and concert day with The Toowoomba Grammar School.  Both groups will present a public performance during TGS Junior Assembly from 1.50pm – 2.35pm. Parents are welcome to attend.

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Sing!

1 September 2017

The combined choral ensemble, Xpression will be performing tonight as part of Toowoomba Grammar School's concert, Sing! at the Armitage Centre, Heritage Bank Auditorium. Tickets are still available - Adults $8 and Children $5.

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Sing!

1 September 2017

The combined choral ensemble, Xpression will be performing tonight as part of Toowoomba Grammar School's concert, Sing! at the Armitage Centre, Heritage Bank Auditorium. Tickets are still available - Adults $8 and Children $5.

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Chamber Orchestra Visit

1 September 2017


The Australian Chamber Orchestra will visit Toowoomba next Wednesday, 6 September, and present a concert at the Armitage Centre, Heritage Bank Auditorium. As part of their visit, the group will run a workshop with local secondary students during the day. With only 30 places available, Glennie has nine girls attending. Tickets and more information are available here

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Colours recipients

25 August 2017

This week at Senior Years Assembly, seven students received their Colours Awards in the Arts. Congratulations to: Ekene Aghanwa, Sarah-Jane Coggan, Susannah Hilliar, Amy Eiser, Philippa Beeson, Georgina Dummett and Isabel Bracey on receiving colours for Music, Dance and Speech and Drama. Well done, girls!

Arts colours applications are found on the Arts icon on the Portal.

Contributed by Mrs Sharon Gilbert

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Choral Concert

25 August 2017

Last Saturday night's Choral Concert at St Luke's Church was a magical evening with all seven of Glennie's choirs presenting repertoire that they have been working on throughout the year.

A highlight was the finale piece "Hot Chocolate" with girls from Prep to Year 12 participating enthusiastically in the song to finish the evening. Congratulations to all girls who sang, and to their conductors and accompanists.

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Contributed by Mrs Sharon Gilbert

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Lunchtime Concert

25 August 2017

On Wednesday, as part of Health and Wellbeing week, the Year 12 Arts Committee hosted a lunchtime concert. The weather co-operated and many students enjoy the sunshine on picnic rugs and bean bags. Thank you to the Year 12 students who organised the event.

Contributed by Mrs Sharon Gilbert

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Australian Dance Theatre Workshop

25 August 2017

This week, 30 girls from the Middle School participated in a workshop hosted by Australian Dance Theatre, one of the country’s leading contemporary dance companies. They are currently touring nationally with their work ‘Be Yourself Redux’ and are performing at the Empire Theatre. Company dancer, Harrison, led the workshop where the girls explored a different style of contemporary dance through warm up, technique exercises and travelling phrases before learning some repertoire from the show. As Dance continues to grow in the School it is exciting to have opportunities like this where our students can be exposed to different artists, works and ways of being creative and making meaning. All the girls thoroughly enjoyed this experience and are excited to see the show on stage later this evening.  

Contributed by Miss Lauren Budden

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Jazzfest

18 August 2017

Last Sunday, the Glennie Big Band, Jazz Ensemble, and special guests, the Toowoomba Grammar R n B Band performed at the annual Jazzfest, held in the Junior Years Courtyard.

The afternoon was full of beautiful weather, great company and wonderful music. Special thanks to PASA for all of their hard work in creating the event, and to the bands for their high-quality music.

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Contributed by Mrs Sharon Gilbert

 

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Choral Concert

18 August 2017

Join us on Saturday night for one of the highlights in the Glennie calendar - the annual Performing Arts Choral Concert! In the beautiful setting of St Luke's, all the School's choirs will perform their favourites from the year. Choirs include: G Minors, G Majors, G Major Arpeggios, Middle Years Choir, Glennie Singers, Senior Years Choir, Choral Group and a special combined item with all choirs to finish the night. Tickets are available at the door. Concert starts at 6:30pm.

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Eisteddfod Wraps Up!

11 August 2017

Today marks the end of another very successful Eisteddfod for Glennie girls in both individual and group sessions.  This week we focus on our Speech and Drama girls who have gained a place in many of their sections. Congratulations to all the girls, staff and parents for their involvement in this year's Eisteddfod performances. For some girls, this was their first performance. They overcame their nerves to perform with confidence and success.

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Contributed by Mrs Sharon Gilbert

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Choral Concert

11 August 2017

Buy your ticket today for this year’s Choral Concert which will be held at St Luke's Church on Saturday 19 August from 6.30pm.  

Tickets are now on sale at trybooking.com

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Instrumental Eisteddfod results

4 August 2017

Congratulations to all girls who have been involved in this year’s Instrumental Eisteddfod. It has been great to see so many girls involved in multiple sections and ensembles. Results available to date are as follows.

Primary String Trio/Quartet

  • JY String Quartet - 1st 
  • Yr 5 Quartet - Highly Commended 

Primary Woodwind Ensemble

  • Yr 5 Woodwind - 2nd

Primary School Orchestra

  • JY Orchestra - 2nd 

Primary String B Grade Ensemble

  • Yr 3 Strings - Highly Commended 

Primary String A Grade Ensemble

  • JY String Ensemble - 3rd

Primary Small String Ensemble

  • JY Chamber Strings - 3rd 

Primary B Grade Concert Band

  • JY Concert Band - The Mayor’s Encouragement Trophy 

Primary Brass Ensemble

  • Year 5 Brass

Primary School Percussion Ensemble

  • Year 5 Percussion

All-Age Graded String Solo - Preliminary

  • Kate Leis - Highly Commended 

Year 6 and under String Duet

  • Amy Leis & Kate Leis - 2nd
  • Amelia Tranter & Rheanca Lincoln - Highly Commended 

Year 6 and under Popular/Jazz/traditional String Solo

  • Rheanca Lincoln - 2nd 

Year 5 and under Saxophone Solo

  • Isabella Poole - 2nd 

Year 5 and under Popular/Jazz/Movie Woodwind Solo

  • Isabella Poole - Highly Commended 

Year 4 or under Cello or Double Bass Solo  

  • Kate Leis - 3rd 

Grace de la Croix - Highly Commended

  • Year 4 or under Violin or Viola Solo
  • Amy Leis - 3rd 

Year 6 Flute Solo

  • Kristen Davies - 2nd
  • Haylee Silver - 3rd 
  • Bridget McSweeney - Highly Commended 

Year 6 Popular/Jazz/Movie Woodwind Solo

  • Gabrielle Waterfall - 3rd 

Primary any other Woodwind Duet

  • Bridget McSweeney & Gabrielle Waterfall - 1st 

Year 6 Popular/Jazz/Movie Other Brass Solo

  • Meggy Whiteside - Highly Commended

Year 5 and under Trumpet or Cornet Solo

  • Xanthe Schubert - 3rd 

Year 5 and under Popular/Jazz/Movie Trumpet or Cornet Solo

  • Xanthe Schubert - 3rd
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Choral Concert

4 August 2017

The Glennie Performing Arts Choral Concert will be held at St Luke's on Saturday 19 August from 6:30. Tickets are on sale now at Trybooking.com

Come along and see Glennie's Choral ensembles from P to 12 perform.

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United Toowoomba

28 July 2017

This week our Middle Years Choir joined 16 other schools taking part in a project with Josh Arnold at the Empire Theatre. All schools learned four songs which were then recorded and filmed as part of a United Toowoomba Choir. Participants included primary, secondary and TAFE students, from state and independent schools. The project continues with other performances of this combined choir at the Languages and Cultural Festival and the ‘Walk Together’ morning later in October.  

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Eisteddfod starts

28 July 2017

The second part of the Toowoomba Eisteddfod started this week with sections in Strings, Woodwind and Brass over the next few days. We wish all our performers well. A list of results will be published in a future edition of eNews+.

Pictured is the Primary Woodwind Ensemble

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State Honours Ensemble Program - Brisbane

21 July 2017

Congratulations to Emily Baartz, Isabel Bracey, Lucy Brodie, Peppa Carter, Celine Dixon, Gabby Kleidon and Grace Twidale who have been selected for the SHEP Program in Brisbane during the September holidays. Georgina Dummett, Sarah Lamshed, Lauren Lester, Jess Page, Emily Rattray and Kristen Teo received a reserve place.

This auspicious program includes the finest school-aged musicians from all over the State who work with renowned conductors in their ensembles for four days. The program culminates in a gala performance at South Bank. We congratulate these girls on their selection for this program.

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Empire Theatre Bursaries

21 July 2017

Applications are open for students who wish to apply for an Empire Theatre Youth Bursary. Successful applicants have the opportunity to attend courses across the country to develop their performing arts skills.

Application forms and information packs available from the Empire Theatre website 

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Glennie inspired at Aspire Music Festival

14 July 2017

Early on Sunday 9 July, 52 students from Glennie’s Middle and Senior Years Choirs combined to create The Glennie Chamber Choir, and boarded a bus to attend the ASPIRE Festival of Music in Brisbane.

The girls presented their adjudicated performance where they came equal second to Westlakes Choir from Auckland. The girls then attended a workshop with Brett Wehmark from Sydney, where he inspired the girls to new heights. After a public concert, the girls prepared for their performance at the Gala Concert in the evening where the Glennie Chamber Choir closed out the evening with a brilliant performance of Spirit of Australia that was written for Glennie by the composer Donna Dyson and Damien Leith.

Well done to all of the girls and to Miss Kann and Mrs Evans for their exceptional work as conductor and accompanist.

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The Glennie Jazz Fest is back!

15 June 2017

If you have enjoyed attending the Glennie Jazz Fest in the past, rest assured you will get another opportunity, this time in Term 3!. This year we are going to coincide with the festivities on the GOGA Weekend. On Sunday August 13, The Glennie Jazz Fest will once again bring great music to audiences and we look forward to meeting up with Old Girls who may have played in our ensembles! Times are yet to be confirmed, but please put us in your diary.  

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Work Experience at the PAC

15 June 2017

During this week, I have been doing work experience at Glennie's own Performing Arts Centre to see what the life in the music education industry is like. I began on Monday, after a session of Youth Orchestra, where I jumped straight into the experience with some filing of sheet music. On Tuesday I went over to the Junior Years to work with the younger children and that was extremely fun and I had the most splendid time there. In the afternoons on Tuesday and Wednesday, I assisted in the Year 3 string ensemble with Mrs Bravery. On Thursday afternoon, I assisted with the small concert that was on at that time and it was also very enjoyable.I also helped with lots of administration work.  This was fun and helped to expand my organisational skills.

Chloë Musch, Year 10

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