Somerset College proudly hosts the annual Somerset Festival for Young Performers. This festival is open to students from the wider Gold Coast region. Entrants are encouraged to perform in a variety of areas including vocal, instrumental, and speech and drama.
The aim of the Somerset Festival for Young Performers is to foster a sense of encouragement and enthusiasm, emphasising that the achievement is in the effort of the performer rather than in the final placing. The 2017 Festival will take place on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 August.
Although run in an eisteddfod-style format, the overall atmosphere is informal and relaxed, giving students the opportunity to perform in front of a supportive audience. Students learn by listening to other performances as well as performing themselves. We look forward to welcoming you to the Somerset Festival for Young Performers.
From the Smith Building Science Labs to a Veterinary Hospital in South Africa, I’m Suzie Kruse, a former Somerset Science student (Class of 2007). I enjoyed science at school, and in my senior years took Physics with Mr Jackson and Chemistry with Mrs Day. I was a member of the Sciences and Environment committees.
Kingsley Kelly, who is an Alumnus of Somerset College (Class of 2008) is now ‘living the dream’ as a touring Golf professional. This week he has a start in the New South Wales Open which is being held at Stonecutters Ridge Golf Club. The course was opened in 2012 and is Sydney’s first Greg Norman designed golf course.
Last Monday the Year 11 Economics students welcomed Ms Felicity Cooper from Cooper Wealth Management, who spoke to the students about a number of aspects of the Australian Share-market. Ms Cooper is a past student of Somerset who graduated in 1992.
The syllabus outlines all of the sections that participants can perform in. This expansive programme includes opportunities in piano, keyboard, guitar, percussion, woodwind, brass, strings, vocal and speech and drama.
Welcome to the 25th annual Somerset Festival for Young Performers. Students are encouraged to perform in a variety of areas – vocal, instrumental and speech and drama. The achievement is in the effort, not the placing. The aim is to foster a sense of encouragement and enthusiasm in both performers and audience.
At the Somerset Festival for Young Performers we have many talented adjudicators who are involved; these adjudicators vary from year to year.
Spectators will have free admission in 2017.
The Somerset Festival for Young Performers is pleased to announce the addition of a series of Workshops for students of all ages and all standards, and provide the opportunity for students to perform for, and receive feedback from visiting tutors as an extension to the annual Festival.
The Somerset Festival for Young Performers is run very successfully due to the generosity of our volunteers and sponsors. With over 170 sections offered this year, our aim is to encourage our young performers in a wide variety of areas at varying levels of expertise.
The programme may be downloaded free of charge from this website. There are no hard copies of the programme available.