PERFORMING at the Opera House is something not many will ever have the chance to do.
However, a group of Leeton Public School students were able to do just that recently when they performed at Opera House as part of the Festival of Choral Music.
Leeton Public had to put together a video performance to audition for the festival and was one of just 22 schools from across the state selected to take part.
The event is an initiative of the public schools arts unit and actually comprises four different concerts to cover the different groups involved.
Leeton Public took 21 students to the Opera House, with many parents and grandparents also attending.
School music teacher Suzanne Ryan said there had been an air of excitement surrounding the event for weeks.
“The students were very busy rehearsing since we found out we had been successful,” she said.
“It was fantastic and a big honour to have been selected.
“For the students being able to perform on stage at the Opera House was just amazing.
“Not many people can say they have ever done it. It was wonderful.”
Leeton Public has had a strong music background for many years, with students performing not just at school functions, but also at events in town, as well as KROP and Schools Spectacular.
“I think they were able to learn a lot from the experience,” Mrs Ryan said.
“They knew they had to be on their game.
“We will certainly be auditioning again for next year’s festival.”
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