School holiday SHEP pro­gram for tal­ented teenage mu­si­cians

Sunshine Coast Daily - Caloundra Weekly - - LIFE -

QUEENS­LAND Con­ser­va­to­rium Grif­fith Univer­sity’s South Bank cam­pus will be over­flow­ing with teenagers when 956 of the state’s finest young se­condary school mu­si­cians at­tend the 17th an­nual pres­ti­gious State Hon­ours En­sem­ble Pro­gram Qld 2017 dur­ing the Septem­ber school hol­i­days.

Se­lected from more than 2500 stu­dents; nom­i­nated by 165 state, pri­vate and dis­tance ed­u­ca­tion schools; par­tic­i­pants have trav­elled from as far away as Mount Isa and Cairns to rep­re­sent their schools and work along­side renowned in­ter­na­tional and na­tional con­duc­tors.

Run­ning un­til Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 1, four days of in­ten­sive re­hearsals cul­mi­nate in five Grand Fi­nale con­certs, open to the pub­lic, on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 1 in the Con­ser­va­to­rium Theatre at 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm and 7pm. Email open- con­ser­va­to­rium@ grif­ for con­cert in­for­ma­tion.

The pro­gram fea­tures four wind or­ches­tras, two string or­ches­tras, a Celtic string en­sem­ble, three vo­cal en­sem­bles, a sym­phony orches­tra and big band; show­cas­ing the best that Queens­land has to of­fer.

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