ENSEMBLES 2011

Ravenswood Vocal Ensemble

Ravenswood Vocal Ensemble

 

The Ravenswood Vocal Ensemble is a female choir made up of students from Ravenswood School for Girls in Sydney, Australia. The choir consists of girls from Year 7 to Year 11 (ages 12-16). They perform at eisteddfods, festivals, chapel services and school functions in Sydney and this is their first international tour. The choir performs a range of repertoire which includes sacred music, traditional and contemporary art music, popular songs, folk songs and musical theatre arrangements.

 

 

 

Michael Varecka

Michael Varecka

Conductor

The choir is directed by Mr Michael Varecka who is the Coordinator Performing Arts 7-12 at Ravenswood School for Girls. Michael studied the piano with Gerard Willems whilst completing a Bachelor of Music Education at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and holds a Master of Education specialising in Music technology through Deakin University.
Michael composes and arranges music for vocal ensembles, orchestras and popular ensembles.

 

 

 

Competition Program

 

Kodaly   Ave Maria
Reiter   O du lieber Augustin III
Varecka   Shimmer
Arlen/Harburg arr. Varecka   Over the Rainbow
Spiritual arr. Varecka   Were you there
Alfred E. Brumley arr. Varecka   I’ll Fly Away
Rodgers & Hammerstein arr. Varecka   Edelweiss
Musical setting arr. Varecka   The Irish Blessing

 

 

Additional Concerts Program

 

Varecka   Mass in G major
Turner/Parsons/Chaplin arr. Varecka   Smile
Horner/Mann/Weil arr. Varecka   Somewhere Out There
Bernstein/Sondheim arr. Varecka   Somewhere
Bucknor arr. Brewer   O-re-mi
Mary Mary arr. Varecka   Shackles
Peretti/Creatore/Weiss arr. Varecka   Can't Help Falling in Love
Faure   Tantum Ergo
South African Freedom Song   Siyahamba
Poulenc   Ave Verum Corpus