We are into our busiest week at the Catholic Performing Arts Festival this week with Christian Drama, Christian Dance, Vocal Solo and Contemporary Bands all taking place over the next four days.
The week began on a big high as a group of 17 Middle and Senior School Drama students travelled to Mercy College to perform in Christian Drama. This category is one which Holy Cross claimed the shield for in 2017 for the Story of Oscar Romero. This year, we presented a re-worked version of the Way of the Cross Pilgrimage presented for the College community before Easter. It was a prayerful journey with James Evans representing Jesus in each station along with the voices of those who encountered him along his road to the ultimate sacrifice. The performance was prayerful and focused and received the highest rankings of ‘Excellent’ in every category, a real achievement for the students involved!
We now look forward to our Junior and Middle/School Christian Dance which will be performed, also at Mercy College on Thursday. A huge thanks to Miss Pratt who has put in a large amount of time and effort into choreographing these and to Year 11 student Amelie Ladyman who has assisted with the Junior School dance. Thank you also to Mr Shelton and Ms Connor who have supported our Christian Drama and Dance events this week.
Thursday will also see Year 7 student Leo Sladen Mottram participate in Vocal Solo and on Friday night, our three HCC bands will take to the stage at Corpus Christi College for one of the most fun nights of the festival, the Contemporary Band section. We wish students involved all the best for these performances!
Mr Chris McRae
Learning Area Coordinator (The Arts)