Music wings way to Europe

by admin on July 13th, 2018

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On song: Packing their bags for Europe are Warialda High students, from left, Louisa Gilmour, Keziah McIntosh and Beatrice Waller.THE hills will certainly be alive with the sound of music when a group of students, including some from Warialda High, make their way to Salzburg in September as part of a two-week European tour.
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The Austrian city, famous as the backdrop for the classic film The Sound of Music, is one of four locations in Austria, the Czech Republic and Hungary that will be treated to performances by the West of the Divide school group which includes a 40-member choir and 60-strong concert band.

“They’ll be performing in places they may never play in again and that’s what’s so exciting,”Tamworth-based NSW Department of Education arts co-ordination officer Di Hallsaid.

This year will be the first time the grouphas included a vocal ensemble and instead of competing, will be putting on public performances in cathedrals, concert halls and plazas in Salzburg, Vienna, Budapest and Prague.

Eight regional schools are represented, including Warialda High and Moree Secondary College.

Performers had a week of intensive 10-hours rehearsals over school holidays.The next time they are all in the same room will be the day before they fly out for Munich.

Ms Hall saidthe 12 days in Europe would be packed with performances and workshops led by professional musicians, with sightseeing squeezed in where possible.

She explainedthe trip was never designed to be a European vacation. “Music, music, music – that’s what it’s all about.”

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