Last Tuesday night a collection of Tintern students came together for the annual Singing Soirée, in order to demonstrate their many talents in the vocal field. The night was a huge success, with a vast range of differing styles and performances which provided an evening full of entertainment and awe. There were several newcomers from Year 7 who revealed promising futures for their singing careers at Tintern, with Renee Yu and Ella Jones demonstrating high vocal ranges. Not to mention the student who opened the show, Audrey Middleton, who set the bar high with her beautiful rendition of ‘I have dreamed’ from ‘’The King and I’. Fintan McCrave also showed amazing falsetto range in one of the best performances of the night, a classical work on the Australian bush named “Dinah’s Song”. The two leads of this year’s school musical, Brayden and Nora, came out strong as well. Brayden performed the classic Baritone song “Stars” from Les Mis, whilst Nora displayed her fantastic acting abilities with a narrational song from “A Chorus Line”, ‘Nothing’. And yes, many jokes were made over the title of the song. Speaking of jokes, plenty of comedy was also had at this night. Jonah Fleming did a great job of portraying the arrogant and overconfident Gaston in the song “Me”, boasting about the perfectness of his thighs. And, being careful not to be sound arrogant and boastful, most would agree the highlight of the night was the duet between Brayden and Jared, performing the overtop and hilarious song ‘Agony’ from Into the Woods. The duet of two princes complaining about their inability to be with their princesses received thunderous applause, and were asked for an encore from Ms McKenzie, which became ever more over the top and extreme. Finally, to end the night the Intermediate Girls’ choir came up and performed a beautiful rendition ‘A Million Dreams’ from “The Greatest Showman”, followed by the choir’s age-old tradition “The rhythm of life”, played extra fast to the enjoyment of the audience and dismay of the singers.
by Jared Nottle, Year 11, VCE Contemporary Voice student