The first ever performance of my composition ‘The Angels are Coming’ for harmonic whirlies!
One of the many benefits of rehearsing in public spaces is that everyone sees you and asks what you’re doing. Lucky for me, one such peer was interested enough to involve my chorale for harmonic whirlies in a local fundraiser for the Gondwana voices. I went with Ba Da Boom Percussion to Saint Peter’s Lutheran College to perform my chorale for harmonic whirlies and experienced a wonderful event.
‘Giving back to Gondwana’ was held on Saturday 18 July 2015 and organised by Brisbane Grammar School Music Captain, Angus Woods, involving 5 Brisbane schools and 2 universities. The event raised $26 000, enabling 6 or more indigenous musicians to attend Gondwana Choirs’ 2016 National Choral School in Sydney.
It was a beautiful evening with fantastic performances from local high school choirs and instrumental groups. The school is decked out to say the least and it was astounding to see such incredible resources available at a high school. The sound and lighting was incredible and the atmosphere of the entire event was admirable. There was food and drink available after the performance and ongoing performances in the foyer and outside. I was very proud to be a part of it and was honoured to perform my music with good friends and musicians.
Thank you to Angus Woods for organising the event, Nathan Gatenby for inviting us to perform and thank you to Anna Kho, Fraser Matther, Nathan Gatenby, Alex Bull and Hannah Pike for presenting my piece so beautifully onstage.