Music

Singing Auditions

Barbershop - An exciting new vocal ensemble open to Y9-12 Girls!
Auditions: Tuesday 10th February 7.30am (Music/Drama Demountable)

Barbershop is an exciting new vocal ensemble for girls at John XXIII College. This small, elite ensemble of only 10 students will sing jazzy, upbeat acapella arrangements in 4-part harmony, teamed with simple but snappy choreography. Singers need to be strong vocalists who can read music confidently and sing in close harmony accurately and musically. For the audition, please prepare one song of your choice. You will be asked to do some part-singing too. Any questions, please see Ms Alexander in the Music Office. Hope to see lots of you next Tuesday. 

Chorale: All students (Y7-12) welcome!
First Rehearsal: Thursday 12th February 3.15-4.15
(Music/Drama Demountable)

This is a large choir that performs regularly at College events and sings popular, engaging repertoire. It is open to all students (boys and girls) from Y7-12 (no auditions required!). See Ms Alexander in the Music Office if you have any questions. Come along and give it a go! 

Wanju Voices: An auditioned choir for Y4-6 students
Auditions: Monday 9th February 3.15-4.15 (Music/Drama Demountable)

This choir is open to all students in Years 4-6 who wish to sing more challenging choral repertoire across a wide range of styles. It performs at many College events throughout the year. For the audition, please prepare just one song of your choice. Any questions, see Ms Alexander in the Music Office. Hope to see lots of you there on Monday afternoon! 

Primary Singers: Open to all Y4-6 students (no audition required)
First Rehearsal: Thursday 12th February 7.45am
(Mackillop Room)

This choir has the very important job of leading the singing at school masses and assemblies. If enjoy singing and wish to be part of a choir please come along to our first rehearsal on Thursday of Week 2. Any questions, see Ms Alexander in the Music Office.

Ensemble Rehearsals and Auditions - Week 2

Ensembles that have already been auditioned commence rehearsals this week. Please see details in the table below regarding rehearsals and auditions.

ENSEMBLE

DAY

TIME

LOCATION

DIRECTOR

Concert Band

Monday

7:00

Osborne Room

Ms Jennings

Chamber Choir Sopranos

Monday

7:30

Demountable

Ms Strong

Wanju Voices auditions

Monday

3:15

Demountable

Ms Alexander

Barbershop Choir Auditions (Girls)

Tuesday

7:30

Demountable

Ms Alexander

Guitar Ensemble (tba)

Tuesday

7am

McKillop

Mr Weeks

Primary Band

Wednesday

7:30

Osborne Room

Ms Jennings

Chamber Choir Boys

Wednesday

7:30

Demountable

Ms Strong

Chamber Orchestra Auditions

Wednesday

3:15

Osborne Room

Mr Pitt

Wind Band

Thursday

7:30

Osborne Room

Ms Jennings

Gospel Choir

Thursday

Lunch

Demountable

Ms Alexander

Chorale

Thursday

3:15

Demountable

Ms Alexander

Swing Band

Thursday

3:15

Osborne Room

Mr Ryder

Chamber Choir

Friday

7:00

Demountable

Ms Strong

Chamber Choir (FULL) commences week 3 because of Year 12 Ball

Friday

3:15

Demountable

Ms Strong

Senior Madrigal Singers (Term 2 after Musical)

Friday

4:15

TBA

Ms Strong

Any queries please contact the Music Office.

Instrumental Lessons commence Week 2

Performing Arts Information Evening for parents new to the College or those interested - Monday 16 February in the Gonzaga Barry Lecture Theatre

1st Twilight Recital for the year is SUNDAY 8 MARCH AT 5:30 in the Gonzaga Barry Lecture Theatre. Open to all students. Entry forms available shortly from the Music Office.

Toni Strong
Head of Music