Stars of JERSEY BOYS visit CHAC
CHAC Music Captains welcomed The Four Seasons - stars of the hit musical JERSEY BOYS - to the College's recording studio, Ghostgum Audio, today.
Graham Foote (who plays Frankie Valli), Declan Egan (Bob Gaudio), Anthony Harkin (Tommy DeVito), and Glaston Toft (Nick Massi) met with staff and students, and were welcomed by the sounds of the College’s Senior Vocal Group, which won a silver award in the recent Rhapsody Rotorua Festival, in New Zealand.
“Our talented music students are greatly inspired by the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, who initially struggled to access a recording studio, but who went on to sell over 175 million records before they were 30,” said Mr Geoff Govier, Director of Performance Music at Cannon Hill Anglican College.
The visitors were very impressed with the music facilities, and especially the recording studio with its capacity to accommodate a full orchestra. They were also heart-warmingly complimentary about the Senior Vocal Group’s performance, noting in particular their close harmonies, intonation, and tonal quality.
Mrs Robyn Bell, Principal of Cannon Hill Anglican College, said, “Music is an integral component of a well-rounded, holistic education. The high participation rate of our students in the Performance Music program, and in Music as a curriculum subject, is most impressive, as is the number of students who choose to continue with their music program through to Year 12.
"This is testament to an enjoyable and engaging program, expert tuition by our award-winning music teachers and professional musicians, exceptional facilities, and the successful integration of contemporary technology.”
Ghostgum Audio, which is located on CHAC’s 12.4 hectare campus, has already played host to many notable names including Jai Joshua (runner up in Australia’s Got Talent), Mirusia Louwerse (tours with André Rieu), Jessica and Lisa Origliasso (to become famous as The Veronicas), the Australian Youth Choir and Brisbane Excelsior.
JERSEY BOYS – The Story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons opened in Brisbane in July, with record-breaking advance sales in Brisbane over anywhere else it has played in Australasia. Over 1,000,000 people have seen the show in Melbourne and Sydney and over 14 million around the world.
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