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A busy weekend of MFC performances

September 25, 2015

Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th September 2015


The weekend of Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th September was an action-packed weekend of performances by Music For Canberra students.

First up on Saturday 19th September was the now-legendary Term 3 “dress up” concert – this year’s theme was Haunted House, and members of the choirs and String Stream groups had a very fun time dressing up in theme before putting on a lovely afternoon concert for family & friends. The Training Choir, Youth Choir & Canberra Children’s Choir kicked off the performance (with the youngest singers dressing instead in “fairytale” theme so as not to be too frightened of the scarier themed outfits!), followed by String Stream groups Camerata, Sinfonietta, the String Ensemble & Peg Mantle Strings. The James McCusker Orchestra rounded out the performance, with all conductors having selected very clever programs of “Haunted House” themed music to present (the conductors had some pretty incredible costumes, too!).

Check out all the weird & wonderful costumes over on the Haunted House Facebook album.

Next up on Sunday 20th September, we had the Canberra Children’s & Youth Choirs perform at 11am at the ACT Legislative Assembly’s Open Day, followed by adult singing group the Latin Lovers at 1pm (a group who only sing songs in Latin!). Both choral groups gave beautiful performances, to enraptured crowds who cheered them enthusiastically. The audience particually commented upon who beautifully our adult singers filled the entrance stairwell with their a cappella harmonies.

Photos of both our ACT Legislative Assembly performance groups are also up in a Facebook album.

Also on Sunday over at Llewellyn Hall, the James McCusker Orchestra regrouped for a 2nd weekend performance at the ANU School of Music’s ongoing 50th Birthday celebrations, giving a fantastic concert at this iconic Canberra venue. It was a great opportunity for our 2nd training orchestra to take to the stage and impress their audience!

We weren’t able to be at this gig simultaneously, so would appreciate any parents who were there who took photos emailing them through to

Well done to all our talented groups, and many thanks must of course go to our volunteer parent Managers who help bring everything together smoothly on the day! Thanks as well to all of our parents for getting participants to and from rehearsals and venues, and in some cases making sure our musicians are available to take advantage of opportunities that arise at short notice.

If you know someone who might be interested in learning drum kit at Music For Canberra, please do get in touch with our office today!