Ballandjarra Choirfest finds students in good voice


Ballajura Community College’s choir Ballatonix.
Ballajura Community College’s choir Ballatonix.

HUNDREDS of primary school students showcased their musical prowess during a festival held at Ballajura Community College (BCC) last month.

BCC students were involved in setting up and operating the sound system, serving as the MCs and backstage operations.

Alinjarra, Ballajura, Illawarra and South Ballajura primary schools and BCC students performed several vocal and instrumental pieces as part of the seventh Ballandjarra Choirfest.

Former BCC student and pianist Elise Campione and singer Bonita Holthaus were special guests who performed Adele’s Hello and Stevie Wonder’s Isn’t She Lovely.

BCC’s intermediate bands delivered a creative performance with metal and plastic bins as percussion instruments while the choir, Ballatonix, sung three-part harmonies.

The main performance featured all schools together on stage for the All Schools Chorus, led by choir leader and Ballajura Primary School performing arts specialist Asha Goves.

Ms Goves said she had been involved with Choirfest for five years.

“With Choirfest there is none of the pressure of competition; it is just for the joy of singing,” she said.

“I think the audience really enjoys the performances too.

“When the choirs are smiling and having a good time, then the audience can’t help but smile with us.”

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