Aiden Diack, Alexandra Rickert and Jessica Welsh practice ahead of their Let’s Sing concert next week.
Aiden Diack, Alexandra Rickert and Jessica Welsh practice ahead of their Let’s Sing concert next week. Emma Channon

Concert is music to students ears

IT’S going to be a musical few days around Warwick.

Today, Warwick Central State School will join 2000 other schools around Australia for the Count Us In singing project. At 11.30am, all 250 students will put down their pens and sing the song We’ve Got the Music.

Students from nine primary schools in Warwick and surrounds have also been warming up the vocal chords for a special performance next week.

The third annual Let’s Sing workshop and concert will take place Wednesday. Renowned choral conductor Kathryn Chan will take the young singers through their paces during the day, before all 300 or so students combine that evening to perform three songs.

Each school choir will also perform individually on the night.

Music teachers Rosemary Taylor and Jayne Shelley said the workshops would be a great experience for the children.

“You just get blown away hearing the combined sound of all their voices,” Mrs Shelley said.

“It’s quite a buzz.”

Mrs Taylor said she was looking forward to meeting the conductor, Ms Chan.

“She’s had great experience with choirs – she’s got her masters in choral conducting and has done tours overseas,” she said.

“It will be great for the kids to learn from her.”

Warwick East, Warwick Central, Yangan, Warwick West, Scots PGC, Maryvale, Freestone, Karara, Wheatvale and St Patrick’s will be taking part in the event.

Warwick Central school captain Aaron Peebles said he was looking forward to the combined concert.

“It’s fun and the songs aren’t really that hard,” he said.

 

Let’s Sing

  • Next Wednesday, September 7 at the Warwick High hall.
  • Performance from 6.30pm.
  • 300 students, nine schools.
  • Gold coin entry.


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