Arts Showcase and Awards

3 November 2017

Last Sunday over 120 MSY girls took to the stage in their ensembles and choirs to present the works that they had been working on throughout the year. This year was the inaugural combined awards and concert for the Middle and Senior Years girls. In addition to showcasing their talents, students were presented with their ensemble awards, excellence certificates, 5 and 10-year service awards as well as awards for art, drama, debating and the musical. Major overall prize recipients are:

  • Bronte Graham award for School Drama - Emma Human
  • Perinet Prize for Artist of the Year - Josie Fawckner
  • Harley Mead Perpetual trophy for Excellence in Composition - Paisley Green
  • Bonnie Cooke award for School Music - Sara McLean
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Empire Theatre Bursaries

3 November 2017

Congratulations to Isabel Lanigan and Jessica Page who have been awarded Empire Theatre bursaries to further their studies of the Arts.

Isabel will be completing a musical theatre course in Sydney. Jessica will head to the JMI Summer School in January to learn about jazz music skills including improvisation and playing in a small group.

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Junior Years Arts Showcase and Awards

3 November 2017

Wednesday 8 November from 6:00pm at the Empire Theatre. This is a free event and plenty of seating will be available. There is no need to book, just come along. There will be performances from our after school ballet and jazz classes, combined speech and drama works, Years 3, 4 and 5 instrumental groups and our premier junior ensembles, bands and choirs.

Everyone is welcome to attend. This night will showcase the hard work of the students and highlight the many opportunities on offer in the Arts at Glennie Junior Years.

 

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AXXIOM

27 October 2017

The 2017 AXXIOM Drama Group presented a physical theatre performance to a very supportive and encouraging audience last Friday afternoon. The girls performed three short performances which were adapted versions of “Swan Lake”, “Jack and the Beanstalk” and “Pinocchio”.

The girls should be congratulated and commended for their performances on the day. They have worked tirelessly to devise, workshop and direct their own performances. It was fantastic to see the girls performing with such energy and enthusiasm!

Thank you to the staff, students and parents who attended the performance. The AXXIOM girls very much appreciated having such a positive and responsive audience.

I am looking forward to another creative year in 2018!

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Miss Emily Scott

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Walk Together Toowoomba Event

27 October 2017

Middle Years Choir girls Peppa Carter, Gabrielle Kleidon, Charlotte Lamshed, Harper Lanigan, Hannah Waterfall braved the rain and joined Josh Arnold on stage with the United Toowoomba Choir to celebrate the diversity of our community.

 

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Middle and Senior Years Arts Showcase and Awards

27 October 2017

Sunday 29 October from 2:00pm at the Armitage Centre, Empire Theatre. This event is free but there is only limited seating. Please contact the PAC on 07 4688 8816 if you intend to attend the event.

 

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Gondwana National Choral School - Sydney (January 2018)

27 October 2017

Gondwana National Choral School is a leader in Australian choral performance. They audition singers from across Australia and over two weeks in January they have an intensive season of workshops before presenting their work. Gondwana Choirs are privileged to work with leading Australian and International Conductors.

Isabel Lanigan has been successful in gaining a place in the Gondwana Singers group for the third year in a row and can't wait to catch up with the friends she has made from all across Australia through this experience.

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Paul Morton Choral Festival.

20 October 2017

On Tuesday evening the Glennie School Middle and Senior Years Choir, Glennie Singers, Choral Group and Xpression, joined other choirs from across Toowoomba, and performed at the annual Paul Morton Choral Festival at Downlands College. An event set up in memory of past Downlands student Paul Morton, who tragically died at age 21, the evening is about choirs coming together to share their musical talents. Everyone enjoyed the collaborative and encouraging atmosphere and the massed choir item at the end of the night, with nearly 450 singers on stage, was really special.  

Miss Emma Kann
Middle and Senior Years Teacher

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Change of Events

13 October 2017

There has been a change to the final Arts Concert and the Awards Night events.

This year, the Art Concert and Awards Night has been combined to become the Arts Showcase and Awards. The big difference is that there will be two separate events. One for Junior Years and one for Middle and Senior Years.

Join us as we recognise excellence in the Arts showcase celebrations.

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Drama Performance

13 October 2017

The girls in Glennie’s drama group AXXIOM  will be presenting their physical theatre performances based on the fairy tales of Jack and the Beanstalk, Swan Lake and Pinocchio.

The girls have been working hard to polish their performances ready for an audience. Please come along and support their efforts on Friday, 20 October, at 4:00pm in Manning Theatre.

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Queensland SHEP

6 October 2017

The State Honours Ensemble Program in Brisbane was a three-day intensive music program which ended in several concerts. It included 12 ensembles, over 70 schools from around Queensland, and 950+ students from Years 7 to 12. The ensembles included strings, choirs, jazz, and concert bands.

I was in the Celtic String Ensemble for viola, and it was one of the most eye-opening musical experiences so far. There was a group of around 50 students in Celtic and we played 15 minutes of music. In our ensemble, we learnt all of the music by ear. Our conductor, a brilliant violinist, played the group a few bars at a time, and we played them back until we got them correct. We would then move onto the next phrase, and join the two together. We repeated that process on all the music until we could play five pieces with harmonies and a bass line.

All in all, I would love to keep learning music this way, and will most certainly be attending other SHEPs in future years, and I am already getting ready for next year.

Contributed by Gabrielle Kleidon, Year 8, Oboist and Violist

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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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