SCYO Youth Orchestra with Queensland Symphony Orchestra
24 & 26 September 2018
In the first week of the September school holidays, the SCYO and Queensland Symphony Orchestra joint forces to form a string orchestra and symphonic orchestra. Students benefited from a unique opportunity to be tutored by the QSO members, and string players had the added bonus of working with renowned string educator Mark Sullivan.
The week culminated in a performance at the Caloundra Events Centre on the evening of Wed 26th with members of the QSO and SCYO playing “Finlandia” by Sibelius and “The Dargason” from St. Paul’s Suite by Holst in the ensembles side-by-side. After the students have performed, the QSO performed a program of Movie Music under the baton of Guy Noble.
SCYO expresses our thanks to the Sunshine Coast Council for supporting and making this collaboration possible.
Mr Kim Kirkman – The 50th Anniversary of the naming of the Sunshine Coast
August 2017 at Sunshine Coast Stadium. A collaboration directed and conducted by Mr Kim Kirkman, with Caloundra Chorale and Theatre Company, Caloundra Community Choir, Inspiration Choir Maleny, Orianna Choir, Sunshine Coast Choir, and USC Choir. The event featured the epic Carmina Burana by Carl Orff. An approaching storm meant the performance needed to be re-arranged on the fly, but the hundreds of performers were committed to giving it a red hot go, especially after all those months of rehearsals! (A close look reveals our vocal participation as the Children’s Choir as well…)
Xiamen Musical School
Joint performance with tourers from the music school at our sister city, Xiamen (China) August 2017 at Mountain Creek State High School. They are amazing performers!