Bald Blair Students add their voice to New England Sings! 2022

25th Oct 2022

Bald Blair Public School students Henry Evans, Emily Campion, Kaitlyn Campion, Claudia Evans, Elka Chilcott-Geere, Margeaux Chilcott-Geere, Maeve Milmoe, Alannah Jackson and Music Teacher, Mrs Tanya Siddell, performed in the England Sings! concert on Sunday 23 October at the Armidale Secondary College Multi-Purpose Centre.
The performance was a culmination of six months of rehearsals and workshops and brings together over 800 students across the region in the Primary and Secondary Choirs, New England Singers, Cantilena Singers and the Armidale Youth Orchestra.
The Primary Schools Choir performance included songs about Captain Thunderbolt, commissioned especially for this year’s event by Justine Clarke, renowned children’s music artist.
The highlight of the concert was the performance of ‘Stronger’ by Fergus Lupton, the Side-by-Side Choir and the mass Primary and Secondary Choir. Fergus, former Armidale Secondary College (ASC) student, returned to Armidale to work with students from the ASC Support Unit to write the song ‘Stronger’.
New England Sings! was a fantastic o-opportunity for students at our school to work with some of the leading Australian composers and conductors and to experience being part of a choir with some many other students from across the region. Thank you to the team at NECOM, especially Corinne Arter, Director New England Sings! for all of their work in putting together a project of this enormity and for such a wonderful performance.
Mrs Sally Purvis
Relieving Principal
Bald Blair Public School