Archive for June, 2009

Champagnat Day Music Performance

Friday 12 June, 2009
Champagnat Day Music Performance

St. Marcellin Champagnat @ McNamara's Blog

Year 11 and 12 boys performed superbly for the Champagnat Day music performance afternoon on 5th June 2009. Here are some clips of their performances for you to enjoy…

Zion: Story of My Life – Frankie J
Declan, Blake, Albert & Darren: All the Small Things – Blink 182
Louie & Declan: Talking Bird – Death Cab for Cutie


Reggie, Andrew, Tim, Paul & Joseph: This Love – Maroon 5
Clarence: Europa – Santana


Reggie, Tim, Andrew, Paul & Joseph: Use Somebody – Kings of Leon
Dean: Europa – Santana (improvised)
Louie, Declan, Blake & Darren: Always Where I Need To Be – The Kooks


State Funeral of Professor Chris O’Brien AO

Thursday 11 June, 2009
State Funeral of Professor Chris O’Brien AO

Professor Chris O’Brien and Prime Minister Kevin Rudd

~ click on picture above for 60 Minutes interview ~

Our school choir, along with Year 11 and 12 boys and the St. Ignatius College Choir, sang at the state funeral of Professor Chris O’Brien AO (Office of the Order of Australia) at St. Mary’s Cathedral today.

It was a touching and moving tribute to a wonderful and dedicated man. His two sons and daughter were a testament to his great character in giving stirring and awe-inspiring speeches. We were blessed as a school to have one of our old school captains, Chris O’Brien, speak so passionately to us in June last year, where he urged us to become “men of steel”.

The choir sang a beautiful collection of 13 songs, including “Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven”, “Crimond – Psalm 23”, “Here I Am, Lord”, “Be Thou My Vision” and their own solo item “Ancient Words”.

Here is a clip of Chris from Sky News in March this year. May his determination, optimism, dedication and compassion inspire you also…