Home' Maristian Magazine : Volume 16 November 2011 Contents The 2011 Tertiary Performance Evening
showcased the depth of talent held by
Marist senior music students.
The Performance Evening was held on
Monday 19 September. Presenting pieces
from a variety of genres, the Year 11 & 12
students poured skill and emotion into
their performances. Both vocal and
instrumental pieces were enjoyed by the
audience and were assessed at the same
time by the boys’ teachers.
Thanks go to Mrs Smith, Mrs Walker and all
the teachers in the music department who
worked hard to make the night such a
2011 College Musical, Oliver
The Marist College production of ‘Oliver!’, based
on the novel Oliver Twist, began with auditions
for the major roles and the chorus taking place in
early February. There were so many talented
students who could sing, dance and act, that
casting each of the male roles was a difficult task.
Eventually, every person who auditioned was
given a role in the production and with six shows
in five days, it was decided to share the main role
of Oliver between two boys, Matthew Tallardia
Lyons and Peter Darnley-Stuart. Marist was
privileged to have girls from St Clares and Merici
Colleges take on the many female roles in the
show. It was also the first time boys from Marist
Junior School were involved in a production.
These students made up the large cast of
orphans who made a huge impression on the
audience in the opening scene of Oliver with the
number ‘Food Glorious Food’!
Musicals don’t happen without an orchestra.
Marist has a tradition of strong instrumentalists
and they certainly rose to the occasion, playing
their way through an enormous amount of
music from a professional score to competently
accompany the singing and dancing.
Rehearsals for stage and music were held twice a
week and as the show got closer, they took place
during holidays and on weekends. The students
worked well together as a team, with the more
experienced actors and musicians helping out
the younger students. It was one of the most
cohesive casts the staff has ever worked with.
The show ran from the 1st – 4th June with both
evening and matinee performances taking
place. Audiences were large at every show, with
people being turned away on closing night.
Many memorable events occurred during the
production and I am sure each student will
treasure these for a lifetime. ‘Oliver!’ was a
fantastic experience and a huge success. It was a
credit to the staff and students involved in the
National Secondary Schools
In August, Marist College students entered
the Australian Culinary Federation (ACF)
cooking competition for secondary school
students in each Australian state. The aim of
this competition is to give students an insight
into the hospitality industry and to identify
and encourage those who demonstrate a
talent and a passion for cooking.
Students had one hour to make two plates,
with salmon being the main ingredient.
Callum Sandison & Matthew Ingram
Salmon Deck, celeriac puree, asparagus
heads wrapped in prosciutto.
Riley Bartholomew & Tom Whyte
Salmon Mirowaysi Sashimi tasting plate, nori rolls,
and salmon toast w wakame and salmon broth.
Hospitality, Science & Speech
The National RACI Titration Stakes
were held on Wendesday 27
October at the ANU. Three Marist
teams qualified to compete in the
Nationals, which led to a landslide
of 7 Silver medals and 1 Gold Medal.
Particular congratulations go
to Paroksh Prasad (Yr 11), who
achieved a perfect result and the
On July 6th, Parliament House hosted the
My First Speech exhibition, in which Jeeven
Nadanakumar 12Mc acheived first place out
of a national field of student entries. Jeeven
met with MP’s and the Prime Minister at the
Parliament House last term, where he also
delivered his winning address.
The competition required contestants to
present themselves as a newly elected Member
of the House of Representatives, delivering a 3
minute speech on issues they felt passionate
about. Contestants presented the speech both
on video and to a discerning group of judges.
Jeeven presents at
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