Students from St Paul’s Catholic Primary School, joined 800 other choristers from 23 schools, and an 80-piece symphony orchestra, in CELEBRATION SING OUT! at the Sydney Town Hall on Sunday.
This was an opportunity of a lifetime for these students, who travelled to Sydney on Saturday for rehearsals, and then again on Sunday for more rehearsals and an evening performance.
Proceeds from Celebration Sing Out go to the Music Therapy Unit at Westmead Children’s Hospital, a place where the power of music, to comfort and heal, is witnessed daily.
Music Therapy is the planned and creative use of music to achieve the following (taken from Westmead Children's Hospital brochure)
Celebration Sing Out raised over $25,000 for Music Therapy at the Children’s Hospital Westmead and will continue to grow, reaching more sick children and their families.
St Paul's are very grateful to music teacher Mrs Georgie Hurba for teaching the choir and organising this event for the students.
Representing St Paul’s were (top left to right) Sarah Reynolds, Molly McKeon, Henriette Hayman, Poppy Luker, Ayessa Cecilo, Charlie Woolfrey, Kate Darch, (bottom left to right) Rachael Grosvenor, Jade Moses, Isabella Stewart, Aaliyah Berry, Flynn Casely and Zach Moses.
The choir is looking forward to their next performance for Harbison Care at Burradoo in December.