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Geelong Summer Music Camp 2018

I love being involved with this camp each year and I am always amazed by how much is accomplished by the students in such a short time. We have another stellar line-up of conductors including Sean Rankin for the Hood Concert Band, Ingrid Martin (my conducting mentor) for the Galloway Strings and Malcolm John Symphony Orchestra and education superstar and University of Melbourne lecturer Sue Arney with the Gardner Concert Band.

Auditions commence on Sunday 14th Jan at the Geelong College Middle School with rehearsals Monday to Thursday and the amazing final concert in Costa Hall on Friday 19th. 

 

For more details head to https://www.gsmc.org.au/

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Christmas at the Basilica

One of Geelong’s great performance venues, the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels, will be having an evening of Christmas music and a little soprano saxophone on the side. The program includes JS Bach’s great Christmas cantata Wachet Auf with the Windfire Choir and Orchestra as well as the Geelong Youth Choir.

Friday 15th December 2017, 8 pm
Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels, 136 Yarra St Geelong
www.musicatthebasilica.org.au
Tickets $35/$30 from www.trybooking.com/QOSS or at the door
Children and school students—free admission

The first page of the bassoon part for the Cantata in Bach’s hand!

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Studio Performance

To celebrate the end of the year and bring a bit of festive cheer to the air, my students will be performing public concert at the Highton Shopping precinct this Sunday. Expect the unexpected with jazz re-imaginings of classic carols and a mega-saxophone group item to finish it off.

Sunday 10th December, 3pm
Bellevue Ave, Highton

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Australian Discovery Orchestra Recording

On the weekend it was exciting to be a part of the ADO’s first recording project: 16 new musical works by talented Broadway composers. I playing the baritone and tenor saxophones, sitting next to my former teacher Lachlan Davidson on alto saxophone from whom I continue to learn so much. Aside from being an amazing experience, the recording sessions were a great reminder of how important the fundamentals are: tone, intonation, accurate rhythm and listening, listening, listening!

I also appreciated being a part of Melbourne’s rich recording heritage at Allan Eaton Studio. This amazing place has been part of the last four decades of great Australian film scores including: The Dressmaker, Red Dog, Babe, Shine, The Sapphires, The Truman Show and many more!

Keep an ear out for the worldwide competition to sing the vocal parts for the CD’s release in 2018.

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Afterglow Trailrun

Whilst I have enjoyed working on my 12km this spring, I’ll just be providing the motivational tunes for the diehard runners at this year’s Afterglow Trailrun. Set along some stunning Victorian coastline, the runners will enjoy the sunset views before completing the half marathon in Torquay. Always a great event, you are welcome to come along to cheer the runners on Saturday 25th November at 7pm at the Jarosite Track at Point Addis. 

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