Santa Maria College students winners at the Catholic Performing Arts Festival

Santa’s Junior Piano Trio members Celine Ng, Gwyneth Chua and Kate Naunton-Morgan present their trophies with principal Ian Elder.
Santa’s Junior Piano Trio members Celine Ng, Gwyneth Chua and Kate Naunton-Morgan present their trophies with principal Ian Elder.

YEAR 6 Santa Maria College student Gwyneth Chua said she was on a high after the school's success at the recent Catholic Performing Arts Festival.

‘It was such a joyous and incredible moment,’ she said.

Gwyneth said the festival had been an exciting, but nerve-racking, experience for the performers.

‘I was very excited before we played as Santa’s Junior Piano Trio, but I also felt nervous because we had to remain synchronised in order to get the rhythm and tempo right.

‘No notes could be played incorrectly otherwise we would ruin the whole performance.

‘I felt extremely good after we played because I believed we played very well.

‘We saw a lot of people clapping after we finished performing.’

After being announced as the winners, the members of the Junior Piano Trio took part in a parade at the Perth Concert Hall, where they received the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart Perpetual Trophy.

Celine Ng also received the Sisters of Mercy Perpetual Trophy for her instrumental solo.

These trophies are on loan for one year and will be displayed proudly at the college.

The students presented their certificates and trophies to college principal Ian Elder at an informal meeting on Friday, October 31.