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Week 6, Term Three, 2019

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Throughout Term Three we have had many students from Somerset College competing in local eisteddfods in voice, instrumental music, speech and drama and dance. Our junior choirs, band, orchestras and Year 4 band have enjoyed having the opportunity to perform for our wider community upon the HOTA stage at the recent Gold Coast Eisteddfod.

Such performance opportunities aim to foster a sense of encouragement and enthusiasm in students, as they are provided with opportunities to receive feedback by highlight qualified adjudicators. Eisteddfods allow young performers to build their confidence and independence as they prepare works to perform for new audiences.

I have been delighted to hear from students who have competed individually in recent exams and eisteddfods. They can be very proud of their efforts as they strive to improve their knowledge and skills in music, dance and drama.

We wish all the students who are performing this weekend at the Somerset Festival of Young Performers the best of luck – we are so lucky to have such an amazing performance opportunity at our doorstep!

Eisteddfods

Robin Wang (Prep L) – Dance - Gold Coast Eisteddfod And Brisbane Performing Arts Challenge
David Lin (2S) – Piano - Murwillumbah Festival of Performing Arts, 19th Annual Redlands Eisteddfod, Brisbane Eisteddfod, Beenleigh Annual Music Eisteddfod, Gold Coast Eisteddfod, Queensland Piano Competition
Abhilasha Sarmah (3) – Speech and Drama - Murwillumbah Festival of Performing Arts, Gold Coast Eisteddfod
Ella Cao (4F) - Ballet - Gold Coast Eisteddfod, Ipswich Eisteddfod, Brisbane Eisteddfod
Amy Cao (4H) – Ballet - Gold Coast Eisteddfod, Ipswich Eisteddfod, Brisbane Eisteddfod
Bridie Sly (4W) – Voice – Gold Coast Eisteddfod and Dance – Australian International Oireachtas
Alvina Shen (4W) – Dance – Gold Coast Eisteddfod
Abhiraj Sarmah (5N) – Voice - Murwillumbah Festival of Performing Arts, Gold Coast Eisteddfod, Beenleigh Eisteddfod
Jodie Lin (6G) – Piano - Queensland Piano Competition, Gold Coast Eisteddfod, Murwillumbah Festival of Performing Arts, 19th Annual Redlands Eisteddfod and Gold Coast Composer’s Competition
Sania Gill (6L) – Voice – Gold Coast Eisteddfod

Exams

David Lin (2) – Theory Grade 1
Jacon Pudlyk (2) – Piano Grade 1
Abhilasha Sarmah – Speech and Drama Initial Exam – awarded the Barbara Sisley Award for the Highest marks in Queensland
Sally Tresuttachep (4) – Violin Grade 1
Briana Leon (4) – Piano Grade 1, Violin Grade 2, Theory Grade 1
Alvina Shen (4) – Piano Grade 2

Please email me at mblack@somerset.qld.edu.au to share performing arts achievements and news within our Somerset community.

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