Saturday 29 June 2020
Music, and the enjoyment and participation in creating beautiful music, has long been a wonderful tradition at Loreto Normanhurst. An extraordinary number of students participate in the many and varied musical groups from Orchestra to choirs.
Each year, at the end of Term 1, the school holds a spectacular event called the Music Festival. It is a truly remarkable event where all students perform to an audience of nearly 3,000 community members.
The first half of the concert includes performances by solo acts and music groups within the school, as well as the magnificent Boarder Choir. The second half is a Choir competition involving all Houses, which is completely student-led.
All proceeds from this amazing evening go to the school’s Bursary Fund to support students in need.
The 2020 Music Festival has been reimagined as a virtual, online event!
Every Loreto Normanhurst student will have an opportunity to be involved and it will continue to be a wonderful expression of our community spirit as it is every year.
Hosted by our Music and Performing Arts Captains, it will include music and dance items from Acts One and Two. The Primary, Boarder and House Choirs will be performed as ‘Couch Choirs’, or virtual choirs, where each student’s recording will be synchronised and combined into one single production, and the House Conductors will provide an explanation about how their song choice relates to the theme, Standing on the Shoulders of Giants. The announcements of Awards will continue, and to generate audience participation and excitement, the Best House Choir Award will be replaced by the new People’s Choice Award!
We look forward to sharing this amazing, reimagined event, that is so dear to our school community.