Archive for the ‘Performances’ Category

YouTube Symphony Orchestra, Sydney

Friday 1 April, 2011

YouTube Symphony Orchestra 2011

The YouTube Symphony Orchestra (YTSO) is the world’s first online collaborative orchestra. Initially I thought musicians would be playing all over the world at the same time to create a concert. But later I found out that the internet was merely for the auditioning process.

Still the YTSO crunched some impressive numbers during it’s second concert on 20th March 2011 at the Sydney Opera House. The concert was streamed 33 million times to 189 different countries, making it one of the most viewed streamed events to date. The orchestra comprised of 101 musicians from 33 countries around the world. They rehearsed and performed in Sydney for a week, culminating in a 3 1/2 hour Grand Finale concert (see video below).

Download the official videos here

Download the official pictures here


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

TED Talks You Must Watch!

Friday 24 April, 2009

TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is an invitation-only event in Britain where the world’s leading thinkers and doers gather to find inspiration. Here are some talks from the website on music, creativity and education. If I find any more later I will add them. But for now, you must watch these videos… (follow “Link to page” so you can toggle to full-screen)

Sir Ken Robinson on “Do Schools Kill Creativity?”
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Benjamin Zander on “Classical Music with Shining Eyes”
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Vodpod videos no longer available.Click here for another excellent speech by Benjamin Zander (it’s similar in places but just as amazing)


James Burchfield on “Sound Stylings by a Human Beatbox”
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Evelyn Glennie on “How to Listen to Music with Your Whole Body”
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Indent – Youth Music Advisor

Wednesday 8 April, 2009

Indent is funded by Arts NSW and stages under 18’s and all-ages music events in NSW. They are looking for two young people aged between 12 and 25 to join the Indent Advisory Group as a Youth Music Advisor. Interested applicants should have experience in youth events in the local community and have an interest in music and youth culture.

If you are interested in applying for the Indent Advisory Group then email the Indent Project Manager at or phone MusicNSW on 02 9699 9706 if you have any questions regarding the application. Entries close the 8th May 2009.

Click here to view their online advertisement

Click here to view their MySpace page

Sydney Royal Easter Show 2009

Tuesday 7 April, 2009

Our Year 11 and 12 boys are performing on the opening day of the Sydney Royal Easter Show on Thursday 9th April, 2009 from 1:00pm to 1:45pm on the Graze Stage. Here are some links for you to check out: