On Sunday afternoon, students, parents, staff and alumni gathered for our annual Cathedral Service at St Paul’s Cathedral in Melbourne’s CBD.
As always it was a wonderful community event but extra special this year as the community was treated to a wonderful student composition. Molly Fleming in Year 12 composed ‘Audite’ (‘Listen’) for her IB composition portfolio. The piece is written for five unaccompanied voices (soprano 1 and 2, alto, tenor and bass) in the style of the great sacred choral works of the Renaissance period. A small group of senior singers was chosen to perform this work and they attended extra rehearsals in order to prepare for the performance at the Cathedral Service.
Another part of the musical offerings during the service involved a large choral force consisting of members of the combined Senior and Middle School choirs. They sang Psalm 121 (our School Psalm) and a beautiful contemporary arrangement of ‘Amazing Grace’ with stunning lead solos from Nora Scanlan and Madison Edwards-Turner. These were interspersed with the heavenly sounds of performances by our Chamber Orchestra resounding magnificently throughout the cathedral.
Well done to everyone involved in making the Cathedral Service such a memorable occasion.