Vocal Ensemble (4-9 voices)
Friday 4th August 2023
VENUE – All sections will be held at Lighthouse Christian Centre following the Instrumental Ensemble Discipline – See Eisteddfod Venues page
CONVENOR: Sally Cowan
ADJUDICATOR: Cassie Pope
Cassie Pope is a bass trombonist, conductor and teacher based in Adelaide, South Australia, where she freelances through the Adelaide music scene in various big bands and pop orchestras. Cassie is a graduate of the Elder Conservatorium of Music, where she completed an honours degree in Classical Performance. Cassie has performed with artists including Don Burrows, James Morrison, Human Nature, Daniel Johns, the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and The Australian Ballet, with recent engagements including studio album recordings for the Mike Stewart Big Band and many other Adelaide based ensembles.
Cassie works as a music teacher and band director at Wilderness School. She is passionate about the development of young musicians, and particularly enjoys working with the students in the Year 4 Band program, with a focus on foundational ensemble skills and learning to have fun playing music together. Outside of school, Cassie works with the Australian Band and Orchestra Directors Association (SA), where she develops and participates in professional development courses for emerging conductors. Cassie coordinates the SA School Band and Orchestra Festival held at Westminster School every year, and she has recently joined the team at the Adelaide Wind Band Festival, where they presented their first ever Festival celebrating all things wind band music at the University of Adelaide, to great success.
GENERAL DISCIPLINE INFORMATION
Entrants MUST read the updated Syllabus Notes for Friday for detailed information and the Rules & Conditions of Entry
Ensembles consist of 4-9 voices only. An interchange of 2 members is allowed as long as there are no more than 9 on stage at any one time.
SEE SYLLABUS FOR FULL DETAILS
Vocal Ensemble Sections Start time:
1.30pm – Senior
2.20pm – ANNOUNCE VOCAL ENSEMBLE CHAMPION (BILL HEWETT MEMORIAL AWARD)
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BILL HEWETT MEMORIAL AWARD
(Vocal Ensemble 4-9 Champion)
WILLIAM ARTHUR HERBERT HEWETT
01.11.1927 – 11.03.2011
Bill, or “Kamaru” as he was known to members of the Scouting movement, was a dedicated community member most remembered as the local 1st Balaklava Scout Leader and ‘Barossa and Light’ District Commissioner. Life Membership was awarded in 1990 for his many years of service to Scouting.
His greatest passion however was choral singing. He was a member of the Gawler Choral Society, the Gawler-Barossa Oratorio Choir, Balaklava Music Lovers’ Choral Society, Balaklava Community Arts and the Adelaide Plains Male Voice Choir. He sang in choirs for over 70 years under 46 different conductors. Bill was renowned for singing bass in perfect pitch and was a valued member of the Adelaide Plains Male Voice Choir for many years. He reluctantly retired from the Adelaide Plains Male Voice Choir in 2008 but continued to enjoy choral performances.