In 2019, Catholic Arts celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Performing Arts Festival for Catholic Schools and Colleges. This year, the festival will see 2,800 entries with over 21,000 students from 111 Catholic Schools around Western Australia participating in Music, Dance and Drama sections at venues across Perth over the next six weeks.
Holy Cross College was well represented at the Opening Mass for the 2019 Festival which was held at St Mary’s Cathedral in Perth on Thursday 25 July and celebrated by the Archbishop of Perth, Timothy Costelloe.
Student representatives and festival participants Amelie Ladyman (Year Twelve) and Addysen Bloomfield (Year Six) carried the College banner with pride during a flag procession which included a large number of student representatives from Catholic Schools from across the state. As winners of the 2018 Ron Dullard Shield for Christian Drama, the College was also invited to present a dramatisation of the Gospel and a group of Year Seven, Eight, Nine and Ten Drama students performed this with reverence and respect. The chance to perform in the stunning venue that is St Mary’s Cathedral was a true honour.
The College’s Festival performances commence next week with Primary Piano Performances on Monday 29 July and Thursday 1 August at Zenith Music, Claremont and Secondary Drama at 6:00pm on Thursday 1 August at St Norbert College, Queens Park. College community members are more than welcome to attend any of the festival performances.
We are looking forward to what is set to be a wonderfully enriching Performing Arts Festival in 2019!
Mr Chris McRae
Learning Area Coordinator (The Arts)