What a Concert!

02 July 2019

What a Concert!

220 young musicians from twelve schools travelled from every mainland Australian capital to join 130 Grammar boys for the biennial Australian Combined Schools’ Music Festival.

Distinguished conductors John Lynch (concert band), Réka Csernyik (choir) and Daniel Carter OS (orchestra) guided their charges through four days of intense rehearsal which culminated in a magnificent concert in the resonant surroundings of the John Vallance Hall on Saturday 29 June.

A wide variety of music was presented from the 17th to 21st centuries, including the world premiere of 'Chase the Sun' by James Madsen. All 350 participants came together under the baton of Daniel Carter for the concert finale - Tchaikovsky's famous 1812 Overture.