The girls from the Gympie Region Combined State Schools Choir having fun at rehearsal.
The girls from the Gympie Region Combined State Schools Choir having fun at rehearsal. Contributed

Students tune up for performance

A GROUP of 49 dedicated and talented primary and secondary students from Gympie West, Jones Hill, Monkland, Rainbow Beach, Two Mile, Wolvi, Gympie High, Tin Can Bay and James Nash Schools form the Gympie Region Combined State Schools Choir (GRCSSC).

The group will head to Brisbane on Wednesday, July 14, for final preparations of the Creative Generation State School Onstage spectacular at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC), South Bank.

The students have been rehearsing for the core choir for four months under the watchful eyes (and ears) of teachers Sandy Mohyluk, Mrs Mason, Mrs Meads and Ms Keppel.

The choir was given the opportunity to attend a workshop conducted by choral conductor Alison Rogers.

Some of the songs rehearsed from the choir's repertoire for 2010 include Don't Stop Me Now by Queen, The Rhythm of Life from the musical Sweet Charity, I Sing the Body Electric from Fame and a Mozart composition sung in Latin.

To help the choir with the monetary costs a number of fundraising events were held over the past few months. The Trivia Night at the Freemasons Hotel supported the students travel and accommodation costs for the event. Domino Pizza Dough Raisers were also successful.

The choir would also like to thank Gympie Apex and the Lions of Rainbow Beach for their generous contributions.

With the GRCSSC rehearsing for the last time on Tuesday the excitement is building and students are counting down the days leading up to the four performances on Friday, July 16 and Saturday, July 17 at the BCEC, South Bank.

Tickets online through Ticketek and further details of the event can be found on the Education Queensland Website. The students' video journey is also available to be viewed online through the Courier Mail website.

Gympie Times


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