Music News


Nutcracker Ballet Choir During December, St Peters was fortunate to again be invited to provide the choir for the Queensland Ballet’s performances of the Nutcracker Ballet accompanied by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra at Queensland Performing Arts Centre. Twenty-five members of the choral program performed for very appreciative audiences in the Lyric Theatre. As well as being a lot of fun, this wonderful opportunity also gave the choir insight into the rehearsal process needed to prepare adequately for a professional performance as well as the focus and dedication needed to perform well every night in a performance series. It was also a terrific to be in the orchestra pit with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. The international music director, Neil Gaynor, and Queensland Ballet’s artistic director, Li Cunxin, complemented the choir on the standard of its performance. Congratulations to all the students involved and thank-you to Miss Morton for conducting them. St Peters Music Department Tuition and Ensembles All students are encouraged to learn instruments, participate in ensembles and take part in the rich and diverse musical life of St Peters. click here for the 2018 Ensembles Timetable Instrumental and Vocal Tuition St Peters students may study musical instruments and voice. Lessons are offered on an individual and rotational basis. Tuition is available in the following instruments in the upper school levels: Piano, *Pipe Organ, *Harpsichord, Harp, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Electric Bass, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Saxophone, Euphonium, Percussion, Guitar, Voice and Composition. Please note that Voice, Percussion and Guitar are not available for below Year 6. All students who have currently enrolled for lessons should now have heard from their teachers and have commenced lessons this week. If you have not yet registered for lessons, it is not too late!! You can book 2018 Instrumental and Vocal Tuition at: https://splcinstrumentaltuition2018.eventbrite.com.au  Please complete your online enrolment as soon as possible. Music Craft (AMEB Preliminary) / Musicianship (AMEB Grade: 1 – 6) Theory and Aural tuition supports a student’s progress on their instrument or voice and also compliments the curriculum program. Classes are in groups of approximately six students (although higher grades often have smaller groups). Students who have enrolled for Theory and Aural Tuition will be advised via school email address of their class by the end of Week 2 and classes will start at the beginning of Week 3. If you have not enrolled, please complete register at https://splctheorytuition2018.eventbrite.com.au. Or contact Mrs Jenny Flottmann j.flottmann@stpeters.qld.edu.au for more information.  Music Ensembles The choral and instrumental ensemble program at St Peters is diverse in styles and performance opportunities including, bands, string ensembles, choirs, percussion ensembles, rock bands and many more. The program is inclusive with a place for all to be involved. The Ensemble program will be fully underway in Week 3. You are still welcome to join! The ensemble timetable is below. Music Department Enquiries Please contact the Music Department Office ph: 3377 6279 or come to visit us at the Performing Arts Centre reception. Come and sing in the St Peters Choral Program  Singing in a choir is a fantastic way to express yourself, enjoy making music with others and to meet new friends. All St Peters choirs sing a wide variety of music including choral classics, show tunes, world music, contemporary music and so much more! There are no auditions for these ensembles (except St Peters Chorale), just come along and join in! You are welcome to trial singing in one of these ensembles for three weeks before making a decision to commit to membership of the ensemble. Year 8 Students planning to be involved in Kaleidoscope are strongly encouraged to be part of Songmakers. Year 8 students who are already members of Junior High Songmakers have the option of joining a second more senior choir.  Ensembles Bella Voce Girls Ensemble, Year 5 – 6 GirlsRehearsal: Tues 7.30 – 8.15am, TheatretteConductor: Mrs Taylor Forte Voce Boys Ensemble, Yrs 5 – 6 BoysRehearsal: Tues. 7.15 – 8.15am, PAC L1.7Conductor: Mrs Flottmann Junior High Songmakers, Yrs 7 – 8 Mixed VoicesRehearsal: Mon 7.00 – 7.50am,  Cantique, Yrs 8 – 12 Girls Rehearsal: Wed 7.00 – 7.50am, Orchestra Rm Conductor: Mrs Baldwin Saints & Singers, Yrs 8 – 12 BoysRehearsal: Wed 7.00 – 7.50am, TheatretteConductor: Mrs Taylor St Peters Chorale (Years 9 – 12)   Tuesday 6.00 – 8.00pm  Thurs 7.00 – 7.50am  Orchestra Room St Peters Chorale, conducted by Miss Morton, is one of Australia’s top youth choirs and tours nationally and internationally. This is an auditioned choir which performs varied programmes based around major works central to mainstream choral repertoire. How do I join? Sign-up sheets for these ensembles are on the PAC Noticeboard or just show up at the first rehearsal. St Peters Chorale If you are interested in joining St Peters Chorale, please come to talk with Mrs Taylor at PAC Reception. Mrs Taylor, Head of Choirs read more

National Day of Action Against Bullying


Our Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, has written to each Principal encouraging them to take a stand against any form of bullying. St Peters staff and students participate in a range of activities throughout the year to ensure students know What Bullying Is, What Bullying Isn’t and What action they can take if there is any form of bullying. This Friday 16 March is the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence with a theme – Imagine a World Free from Bullying. Pastor Matt is going to follow this theme in Prep–Year 12 Chapels this week. Staff will also be accessing information from various websites to promote this important day. We have received some Parent Information Cards as well as Take a Stand Together Pocket Cards for students that we will use throughout the year. We encourage parents to also talk to their children about this important message. More information is available on the website: bullyingnoway.gov.au/ Debbie West-McInnes, Head of Primary read more

Years 11–12 Biology Camp


The Senior Biology camp in 2018 once again sent students into wet and muddy conditions. Our scholars did us proud by actively participating in all the activities and rolling with the punches delivered by the inclement weather, which resulted in changes to programmed activities. This experience provided students with the experience of collecting biotic and abiotic data in the field, and developed their resilience and fortitude. Overall, a holistic learning experience! Michelle Thygesen, Teacher read more