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Outstanding Choral Performances at Queensland Youth Music Awards

Ormiston College Junior School Choirs, OC Singers and Pochino Choir were once again enthusiastic participants in the annual Queensland Youth Music Awards (QYMA). In this 50th Anniversary year of the festival, they were directed by Junior School Music teacher and choir conductor, Ms Maree Hall and accompanied on the piano by Ms Claire Brennan and Mrs Linda Muller.

OC Singers performed admirably in their Primary school section receiving a Silver award and glowing comments from the adjudicator. Pochino Choir were stunning in their performance receiving a Gold award and a $100 prize for Second Place in their section.

The College community can look forward to hearing repeat performances and other delights at the Junior School MAD (Music-Art-Drama) Showcase in the Hall of Fame, Somerset Sports Centre on Thursday evening 15 June.

The newly formed Secondary School Choir, the OC Chorale, consisting of over 60 students from Years 7 to 12 also took up the challenge to represent the College at the awards in their debut performance. The group, directed by Mrs Emma Dron and accompanied by Ms Heather Kim, was awarded a Gold Award with 91/100. The students was commended publicly by the adjudicator for their very moving and expertly captured performance of ‘Say Something’ as recorded by A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera, and for their "thoroughly entertaining and professional performance" of a gospel version of ‘I sing because I'm Happy’.