Breathtaking schools spectacular

What do you get when 3,600 talented NSW public school students and hundreds of dedicated staff put their minds together? A very special Schools Spectacular!

Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli wished students and staff all the best for the 2015 Schools Spectacular, which starts today. Students will be performing four shows in two days at the Qantas Credit Union Arena.

"I have no doubt that the production will be brilliant," Mr Piccoli said.

"From the vibrancy of thousands of colourful singers and dancers flooding the arena to the intimacy of a soloist captivating the audience, the Schools Spectacular is a remarkable spectacle.

"32 years ago the Schools Spectacular began as an acoustic test for the newly-constructed Sydney Entertainment Centre and tonight everyone involved is part of one of the last shows at this venue."

This year's theme is "This is Our World" and the production brings together students from 400 public schools across the state. Highlights include:

  • a 1,500-voice choir;
  • an 80-piece symphony orchestra;
  • 2,000 dancers; and
  • rock, jazz, brass and marching bands.

The Schools Spectacular has developed an impressive alumni of public school graduates including: ‘The Voice' 2014 winner Anja Nissen; international artists Human Nature; musical director, pianist and composer John Foreman; ARIA winners Paulini, and Angus and Julia Stone; musical theatre stars David Harris, Lucy Maunder, Julie Lea Goodwin and Trevor Ashley; composer Gavin Lockley; and country singers The McClymonts.

 

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