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Plans for virtual music festival

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Planning is under way to ensure ‘the show goes on’ and the Catholic Schools Music Festival is held in some form in 2020.

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While current circumstances meant that the Music Festival team was unable to plan with confidence the staging of a four-night event at the Adelaide Festival Theatre in September, it is now looking at creative ways of holding ‘virtual’ performances later in the year.

The team is working towards providing a series of virtual concerts to stream to audiences, with a schedule of recording sessions allowing students to contribute towards the creation of a unified virtual performance.

Music director Denise Rothall said it was important the “joyous annual celebration” went ahead.

“The festival is more than just a series of performances – it represents a year of education culminating in a showcase of talent involving over 1600 students,” she said.

“The enthusiasm and dedication of the primary school choir trainers and the secondary music coordinators is to be commended as they continue to promote, encourage and support music education during this unprecedented time.

“Challenging times demand creativity and we look forward to seeing the outcomes this new kind of event will deliver.”

Ms Rothall said further details about the music festival would be released soon.

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