Winter Soulstice 2023

Winter Soulstice 2023

Student bands power through the 80s classics at this year’s Winter Soulstice.

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Winter Soulstice Heats Up

After treble hiatus, the Winter Soulstice Music Performance evening swung back into action last Wednesday evening.

Music students from Years 9 – 12 and families joined together in the CityReach Auditorium, basking in the warmth of live music. Lara Tuzewski and Lydia Thewodros, our Creative Arts Prefects, MC’d the night with class and precision.

The Year 9s kicked off the night with 80s classics Sweet Dreams (Eurythmics), Everybody Wants to Rule the World (Tears for Fears) and U2’s dive into Pop Gospel, I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For – a strong opening set.

Year 10 groups showed their skill variety and taste, covering Disney Tunes Love is an Open Door (Frozen) in the Bossa Nova style, and Just Can’t Wait to be King (The Lion King) in a Rock style. Then they smashed some Earth Wind and Fire – September, and Let’s Groove, just for good measure.

“Brandon’s Mohawk”, a.k.a. the Year 11s, performed iconic latter-20th-century pieces I Wish (Stevie Wonder), Walking on Sunshine (Katrina and the Waves), Love Me Do (Beatles), finally finishing with arguably the epitome of 80s Pop Ballad Sax – Careless Whisper (George Michael) – there was harmonica too!

Lastly, the Year 12s. Upon hearing Motown tunes Higher Ground (Stevie Wonder), with ‘Red Hot Chili Peppers’ panache, and My Girl (The Temptations) elegance, we knew something epic was building. In a fitting tribute to Tina Turner, Proud Mary closed the night with fanatical energy.

Congratulations to all students involved; the hard work has paid off! Thank you to parents and staff behind the scenes for supporting the night. Your hard work also paid off!

Mr Matthew Downton, High School Music Teacher