A Night To Remember

Friday 4 September was certainly a night to remember for the Camberwell Girls community. A school with a long-standing tradition in music, this was the first time in the School’s 95 year history that a concert was held at world-class music venue, The Melbourne Recital Centre.

The evening showcased the musical talents of 400 performers, including students from Years 2 -12, as well as old grammarians.

Led by our Director of Music, Jennifer Meachem, this concert was a result of almost a years hard work by our wonderfully devoted Music Department.

A diverse repertoire ranging from baroque to contemporary and all styles and genres in between, the program featured choirs and a wide variety of instrumental ensembles.

3rd Movement by Mozart, March Slav by Tchaikovsky, Broadway musical favourites including You Can’t Stop the Beat from Hairspray and All That Jazz from Chicago, the audience was certainly taken on a delightful musical journey.

A program of twenty-six items, the evening culminated with all 400 performers on stage to perform Adiemus from Songs of Sanctuary by Karl Jenkins.

From the 1930s when the first choral ensemble was formed to 1974 when the School’s first orchestra was formed to today, where we have eight choirs and almost thirty-five instrumental ensembles, this event was certainly a fitting way to celebrate the School’s 95th Birthday and to showcase the outstanding tradition of musical excellence at Camberwell Girls.