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spring 2011
Minimads performing at the opening of the Carolyn Anderson Building
All Things Bright and Beautiful
The girls involved in Junior School Music have excelled and achieved outstanding
results. At the Boroondara Eisteddfod the Minimads competed against 22 choirs and
were one of three selected for the final – the other schools being Loreto and Eltham
East Primary School.The adjudicator, Jenny Mathers, commented on the quality
of the Minimad’s vocal tone and legato singing.They performed
All Things Bright
and Beautiful
and
Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burnin’.
The Paganini Strings also
triumphed being placed third in the section for Junior Large Ensemble Year 6 and
Below – well done girls!
Meanwhile, at theWaverley Eisteddfod,The Year 3/4 Bumblebee Choir achieved First
Place with 93 points singing
Gospel Train
and
Second Star to the Right from Peter Pan.
This time the
Minimads
came second with a magnificent 91 points. Ms Faye Dumont
commented on the girls’ beautiful phrasing and expressive singing.
Ruyton Girls’ School also received the Robert Blackwood Hall Championship Award
for Choral Excellence.
A wonderful achievement!
Let’s Go to the Movies!
The Royce Theatre was packed with families ready to enjoy a great night at the movies. Only the popcorn was
missing! In May we staged the annual Vocal Concert, and showcased the amazing vocal talents of our girls
across both the Junior and Senior Schools. Following on from the success of both the Madrigals and the
Minimads at the Boroondara Eisteddfod, the concert reinforced the high standards achieved by students and
staff alike, as well as the high level of student participation.
The theme for this concert was inspired by a wide range of movies, dating back as far as the 1920s. Songs
featured included the popular
Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
by Burt Bacharach,
OhWhat A Beautiful
Morning
by Rodgers and Hammerstein,
Diamonds Are A Girls’ Best Friend
by Leo Robin/Jule Styne, Jai Ho
by A R Rahman and
Fame
by S Margoshes and J Levy.
The finale lived up to all expectations, when around 230 girls took to the stage to sing and dance to
As Time Goes By,
M Steiner and H Hupfeld, accompanied by the wonderful Mr Bob Sedergreen.The
entire show blazed with colour not only from the girls’ costumes, but also from the fabulous multi-
media effects.The talent exhibited at this concert would not be possible without the work of a
large group of dedicated people, and we thank all members of the music department, in particular,
Ms Jane Summers Mrs Rebecca Barker and Mr Bob Sedergreen; the Vocal Leaders Olivia Harvey
and Claire Seton; and Mrs Candi Browne, President of FORMA, and her committee.
Ruyton Sings