MUSIC - Mr Simon Hughes

UE Chamber Choir perform for Prince Alfred of Leichtenstein

On Thursday afternoon the Upper Elementary Chamber Choir had the honour of performing for His Highness, Prince Alfred of Liechtenstein who was visiting AIS as part of a visit from the International Peace Foundation.   This was a very exciting opportunity and despite their excitement the students were able to settle and perform a beautiful rendition of "Fields of Gold."

Prince Alfred was obviously very impressed with their singing and took the time to chat with the students and personally congratulate each of them.

These photos were taken by our Head of Strings, Mr Huan Yuh Seah.

Parent Event with Music Educator, Richard Gill OAM

The Music Department will be hosting Richard Gill OAM, for a week of teacher and student workshops next week. Richard will be working with the Music staff on developing creative ideas within the new Australian National Curriculum and demonstrating some of his classroom techniques with Year 2, Year 5, Year 7 and Year 9 students. This is an exciting opportunity for us to work with an internationally renowned Music Educator and Conductor. As well as working with the Music staff and selected students Richard will be speaking at an AIS parent event on Thursday, 15 May.

Richard Gill, OAM, is one of Australia’s most admired conductors and is internationally respected as a music educator. He is Founding Music Director and Conductor Emeritus of Victorian Opera and currently the Artistic Director/Education Program, Sydney Symphony Orchestra. He has been Artistic Director of OzOpera, Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of Canberra Symphony Orchestra, Adviser for Musica Viva’s In Schools program and Dean of the West Australian Conservatorium of Music, Richard’s many accolades include the Bernard Heinze and Don Banks Awards, and Honorary Doctorates from the Edith Cowan University of Western Australia and the ACU.

Richard has previously appeared at TEDx Talks in Sydney. You can watch his talk here.

Music CCAs

The following CCAs will run as normal next week (Week 5) despite the Secondary School Exams. Please note the important ones for Secondary School:

  • CONCORDIS will rehearse as Normal but only the 2nd Movement of the Beethoven

  • The SOUL BAND will rehearse on Thursday afternoon as normal – we have a lot of material yet to learn

  • FRIDAY SECONDARY CHOIR will go ahead despite exams. If students are at school for exams we ask that they come to choir anyway 12:50pm to 1:30pm

We are preparing students for our Annual Ensemble Evening in Week 8 and need full attendance at all rehearsals. The Ensemble Evening will take place on Wednesday, 4 June in the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music Concert Hall.

Please keep Sunday, 1 June free for any student who is involved in this event as this will be our Weekend rehearsal day.

Music CCAs 2014


Elementary String Quartet


Music Room 3

Elementary Strings


Music Room 6

Brass Ensemble


Music Room 3

Guitar Ensemble


Music Room 1


Senior Vocal Ensemble (by audition)


Music Room 1

Concordis (ONLY the 2nd Movement of the Beethoven)


Music Room 3

Soul Band – Return to the Forbidden Planet - rhythm section only


Music Room 1


Lower Secondary Choir 6 to 8


Music Room 3

Upper Secondary Choir 9 to 12


Music Room 2