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Toowoomba Art Society 'Chronicle Junior Art Expo' Art Awards | Primary Success!

On Wednesday 23 May, the Toowoomba Art Society officially opened their 30th Junior Art Expo Primary Awards at the Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery. The awards attracted over 600 entries, from which the judges selected just 117 for the Exhibition. This year, five of our Junior School girls had their works selected as finalists and were presented with Certificates of Commendation. Congratulations to Louisa Smiddy, Matilda Morton, Lucy Williams, Evie Heffernan and Caitlin Mohr!

Toowoomba Art Society 'Chronicle Junior Art Expo' Art Awards | Secondary Success!

On Thursday 24 May, the Secondary sections of the Junior Art Expo were officially opened, with 11 Fairholme entries receiving Certificates of Commendation. These included Lakskmi Gandu, Ruth Johnston, Georgia Bragg, Hannah Currie, Georgia Gouldson, Claudia Hiscox (two works selected), Elindre Lamprecht, Lucy Mantova, Isabella Joubert and Eve Wilkes. Eve Wilkes' work, was named the winner of her section and awarded the David Curtis Memorial Prize for Open Printmaking. Congratulations to all of these girls.

Senior Drama Showcase | 'The Mayne Inheritance'

A massive congratulations is extended to Ms Nancy Macks and the Year 10, 11 and 12 Drama students on their wonderful presentation of an adaptation of Errol O'Neil's play, ‘The Mayne Inheritance’, last Saturday and Sunday evenings. The students worked together to give an extremely moving performance of this incredibly tragic tale. They cleverly conveyed the emotional turmoil, the personal tragedy and the desire for atonement that tormented a Brisbane family, whose actions changed Brisbane forever. A number of Senior Music students and the members of the Sound & Lighting Crew also lent their support to the performance. Thank you to everyone who came along to support these students. Congratulations to all involved, on yet another impressive Drama Showcase!

Toowoomba Eisteddfod | Fabulous Fairholme Choral Music Results!

Junior, Middle and Senior School students represented Fairholme College in the Choral Music sections at the recent Toowoomba Eisteddfod. Each of our four choirs performed extremely well and were a credit to the School, their families and themselves.

Our gorgeous Junior Chorale girls, under the direction of Mrs Belinda Eldridge and accompanied by Mrs Anne Thomas, performed their repertoire beautifully and with palpable enthusiasm!

Mrs Elizabeth Egan, Mrs Christine Lebsanft and the Middle School Chamber Choir girls are to be commended on their performance in the Middle School section, skilfully handling the beautiful harmonies, resulting in a sensitive portrayal of their chosen song. They were awarded a THIRD PLACE by the Adjudicator, who complimented them on their impressive performance!

Further success was achieved by our Senior Chamber Choir, who, under the direction of Mr Alex Dixon and accompanied by Mrs Christine Lebsanft, were awarded a SECOND PLACE in the Secondary Vocal Ensemble section. They were also complimented by the Adjudicator for presenting some very challenging repertoire with lovely harmonies. In the Secondary School Modern Choir Section, they won over the Adjudicator with the extremely effective Pentatonix-version of ‘Let it Go’ from the movie, Frozen! The Adjudicator admitted that she wasn’t sure about the song choice when she saw it listed on her sheet, but was so totally impressed with the performance that she awarded them FIRST PLACE!

And finally, our College Choir were also incredibly impressive when they took to the stage to present their Hymn and Spiritual Song / Gospel Choir sections, with such moving performances that they could only be described as breath-taking! The challenging, yet simply beautiful Hymn, saw them awarded FIRST PLACE, whilst the presentation of their Spiritual / Gospel work, saw them receive a THIRD PLACE, in what the adjudicator described as a ‘high-calibre of choirs’ section.

Sincere appreciation is extended to Mr Dixon, Mrs Egan and Mrs Eldridge, Mrs Lebsanft and Mrs Thomas for their continued professional guidance, many hours of rehearsals and support in helping the girls achieve these wonderful results! Thanks also to the many parents who came along to support the girls and assisting in transporting them to and from the various performances.