Fairholme The Arts

Toowoomba Eisteddfod 2017

Junior Chorale

Congratulations to Mrs Belinda Eldridge, Mrs Anne Thomas and the Junior School Chorale girls who performed beautifully at the Toowoomba Eisteddfod last Thursday night. They were awarded a fabulous 2nd PLACE in the Spiritual Hymn Singing section and a Highly Commended in the Primary School A Grade section for their delightful performance of ‘Mama, Teach Me the Blues’ and a moving tribute, ‘Lest we Forget’, in the Primary A Grade Choirs section. Sincere appreciation is extended to Ms Eduarda van Klinken, Mrs Brigid Baker and Mrs Erin Tonscheck, for their kind support and supervision, and to our patient parents who had quite a long evening.

We wish the Junior Chorale all the very best with their next event, the ‘Voices from the Trenches Festival’ on the weekend of Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 May.

College, Middle & Senior Chamber Choirs Success!

Congratulations to Mr Alexander Dixon, Mrs Elizabeth Egan, Mrs Christine Lebsanft and the members of the College, Middle and Senior Chamber Choirs on their recent performances at the 2017 Toowoomba Eisteddfod!

The members of all three choirs were impressive, both in their on-stage performances and in the way they conducted themselves as audience members.

On Friday night, the College Choir received a fabulous second place in the Secondary School Choirs section and a Highly Commended in the Secondary School Modern Choir section. The Senior Chamber Choir were impressive in the Vocal Ensemble section (Max. 16 voices), giving a moving performance of ‘Psalm 23’.

On Saturday evening, our College Choir sang absolutely beautifully in both the Secondary School Spiritual/ Gospel and Hymn Singing sections, and were awarded 1st PLACE in the latter section, receiving the Gwenda Jones Memorial Shield! Our Senior Chamber Choir girls performed in the Secondary School Folk Singing Ensemble section (max. 16 voices), singing two contrasting songs that were just amazing and they were awarded 2nd PLACE.

The combined results of our choir’s performances across these three sections on Saturday evening meant that Fairholme College was the recipient of the Toowoomba Philharmonic Shield, achieving the highest aggregate points! A wonderful achievement given the standard of competition from the many Toowoomba schools that competed!

On Sunday afternoon, the members of our Middle School Chamber Choir competed in the Middle School Vocal Ensemble (5 – 16 voices) and were awarded 2nd PLACE for their sensitive presentation.

Vocal Music and Speech & Drama Results

In addition to our Choral Music involvement, the Toowoomba Eisteddfod has seen many of our students also compete in the numerous Vocal Music and Speech and Drama Group sections. We are extremely proud of all of our girls who have had the courage to perform in these solo and small groups sections. Myriad wonderful individual results were achieved.