Rich experience

As part of the partnership, 200 students from UWA and All Saints� performed two concerts together in the College�s Centre for Performing Arts, on May 20 and 22.

UWA Head of Music and Senior Lecturer Alan Lourens said community outreach was an important part of building the School of Music�s relationships with other schools.

�All Saints� students, whether in Year 6 or Year 12, are our future students and the next generation of performers, composers and musicologists,� Dr Lourens said.

In the weeks leading up to the concerts, the All Saints� students engaged in workshops with UWA lecturers, as well as rehearsing with the university scholars.

The senior College choirs, Saints� Blokes and Saints� Harmony, combined with the UWA Symphonic Choir to sing the challenging Chichester Psalms by Bernstein. They also had the chance to rehearse with celebrated Australian opera singer and Head of Singing at UWA, Andrew Foote.

The two-hour concert also featured the All Saints� Symphonic Band combined with the UWA Wind Band, and the College�s Guarneri Strings joined the 40-piece UWA Orchestra. All Saints� College Head of Music Anette Kerkovius said the All Saints� students developed and improved their level of performance from this experience.

�For students to be exposed to other excellent teachers and conductors is always a stimulating experience,� Mrs Kerkovius said.

�They were able to be involved in a performance which is of a higher level than what they are able to perform as a school group. To sit alongside university students opens up a world of music which they have not attained yet and they have been introduced to some of the great music of the world, which has been a rich experience,� she said.