Senior School trip to Orchestra

This morning the Senior School walked to Mt Albert War Memorial Hall to watch a concert by local youth orchestra, Aotea Youth Symphony, directed by Paul Harrop. We were introduced to each family of instruments and given demonstrations by each instrument.

We heard the following programme. You can click on the links to hear the music again:

If you want to know more about the orchestra and it’s training orchestra, the Aotea Sinfonietta click HERE. Several Gladstone musicians play in the Sinfonietta and will one day perform for us in the Aotea Youth Symphony!

NZ OPERA: CARMEN – 20% discount

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Dear all,
I will be performing with the NZ Opera Chorus in this years production of Carmen.
If you are interested you can get a 20% discount through me.
As far as opera for newbies goes, it’s fantastic music, dramatic and fun. So a goody if it’s your first.
You need to book through our Box Office Manager, Julie Bird.  You can phone or email her ( or 0800 696 737 – 0800NZOPERA).
Mention my name for the discount.
Thursday 22nd June 7:30pm at ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre
Saturday 24th June 7:30pm at ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre
Tuesday 27th June 6:30pm at ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre
Thursday 29th June 7:30pm at ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre
Saturday 1st July 5pm at ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre
Jessica Wells

Sylvia does it again!

Sylvia Douglas, our star composer has done it again at 2017’s Hook Line and Singalong competition. She gained an award for being an Outstanding Younger Composer with her song, ‘Turn back time’.

Check her out on the music blog HERE for last year’s song. We will add this year’s song soon!

Free Bus and Free concert this Friday!!!

A select choir of Gladstone singers have been singing with the APO in their APO 4 Kids Christmas Concerts.
The APO has generously offered to supply us with a bus going from and returning to Gladstone this Friday to see:
the 7:30pm final concert at the 
Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau. 
This concert is free, so all you have to do is sign up and be there.
The bus will be leaving at about 6:30pm(TBC) 
on Friday and returning about 9pm.
If you’re in, please send an email to Jessica Wells: before Wednesday afternoon.
SPACES ARE LIMITED, so be in quick!

Select Gladstone Choir sings with APO!

00A select choir from Gladstone Primary School will be singing with the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra (APO) in their APO 4 Kids Christmas Concerts.


Come along for a fun filled orchestral hour and see our kids star!

Concert 1: Auckland Town Hall – Saturday 26th November 10-11am
Concert 2: Auckland Town Hall – Saturday 26th November 11:30-12:30pm
Concert 3: Massey High School – Sunday 27th November 10-11am
Concert 4: Massey High School – Sunday 27th November 11:30-12:30pm



GGT Finalists 2016

Congratulations to the finalists for GLADSTONE’S GOT TALENT 2016!

Name Class
Sophie Le-Grice 33
Cruz Katsanos 36
Bijou Akel & Saffron Spiller 27
Aria Townshend 32
Gideon Vaopunimatagi 19
Bisi Ogundipe & Mia Kara 25
Leila Brain 23
Enhao Yu 23
Jordan Wrightson 20
Amelie Kelly 10
Tama & Kingi Cousins 15
Cecilia Zhou 14
Faraz Imran, Sylvia Douglas & Serge Treadgold 9
Abby Healey, Keilani  Ruwhiu & Nicole Nagaratnam 44
Luke Reid 43
Joel Paterson, Ollie Paterson & Harry Bannister 10


Dear Orchestra,

Hopefully you got your notices today: Unfortunately I’m too unwell to run the workshop tomorrow. I’ll See the Brass and Woodwind on Monday at Lunchtime, and the strings on Tuesday at 8am.

Thank you, Miss Wells