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Ormiston College Choir at Service for Vietnam Veterans


On 18 August, a small group of students from the Ormiston College Chamber Singers Choir attended the Vietnam Veterans Service at the Hemmant Cemetery. The official ceremony was compered by Allen Callaghan, the National Media Officer for the National Servicemen’s Association of Australia (NSAA), which included an address by the Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Graham Quirk.

Eight members of the Chamber Singers attended the Brisbane East Branch service. The choir sang the hymn ‘Abide with Me’ followed by ‘Peace I leave with you’, both conducted by Ormiston College Dean of Music, Ms Emma Dron.

Later a message was received from Allan Callaghan, stating “Talking with the Mayor, my Branch and the Vietnam Veterans and others after the service, the unanimous verdict is that the choir was beautiful and is a credit to Ormiston College. My thanks and the thanks of all who had the privilege of hearing them.”

It was a very moving occasion of which Ormiston College was honoured to be invited to attend.

Mrs Lee Catterall
Deputy Head of College