Wauchope Public School’s finest young singers joined schoolkids from all over NSW for Schools Spectacular in Sydney last month. It will shown on prime-time television this month.
20 students from Wauchope Public School took part – 17 girls and three boys. They sang 29 different songs, ranging from Beatles classics to techno-inspired tunes and a hint of opera.
The teachers were Miss Vanessa Hollis and Miss Catherine Whiteoak and the young singers were prepared at school by the choir teacher Mrs Fiona Brassey.
They have been a choir group since the beginning of the school year and were showcased as a part of the opera house choir earlier in the year.
“School Spec prep has been going on for about the last four months. This also involved the choreography (movement that goes along with the songs),” said Miss Hollis.
“The students have an absolute blast along with their teachers, using props and getting their singing and dancing on, while being in the spotlight. The parents were breath-taken with the show and described it as simply 'spectacular'.
“The choir even have their moment on the main arena floor. It is an absolute credit to the public education system for running such an event involving schools across NSW doing dancing, drama and singing,” said Miss Hollis.
Schools Spectacular is unequalled anywhere in the world, with a 2700-strong choir, 2300 diverse dancers, an 80-piece symphony orchestra, a world-class stage band and a huge number of outstanding solo performers.
This iconic cultural event engages and showcases students of varying ages, cultures, skills and socio-economic backgrounds; from metropolitan, rural and remote regions of NSW.
Schools Spectacular was held at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney Olympic Park on November 24 and 25.
The show will be broadcast on Channel 7 on Saturday December 16 at 7pm.