Creative Generation Voices (CGEN Voices) celebrates students who excel musically in school choirs and as solo or group vocalists. Carrying on the success of the Choral Fanfare program, CGEN Voices 2017 saw 11 state school choirs and 15 solo vocalists take to the stage in August for three exciting state final events.
In its inaugural year, more than 11,000 students participated in the CGEN Voices choral regional events. From Far North Queensland to the South East, our state school choirs impressed the adjudicators with their quality and standard of performance. Through the regional finals, seven primary and five secondary state school choirs competed at the Choral State Finals on 17 August 2017.
Generously hosted by program partners Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, the Choral State Finals showcased the outstanding work of music teachers and students and highlights the wonderful arts programs made available in Queensland state schools. Congratulations to Edge Hill State School and Cairns State High School who placed first in their respective finals.
The CGEN Voices soloist division of the program saw 150 state school students nominate, with 40 chosen to audition and 15 selected as state finalists. The students participated in a three-day workshop at The Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, where they learnt from, and worked with, Australian music luminaries Kate Miller-Heidke, Natalie Bassingthwaighte and Simon Gallaher as well as local artists to challenge, encourage and prepare them as the next generation of performing artists.
The workshop culminated in the Soloist State Final on 4 August 2017. Congratulations to Cleveland District State High School Year 12 student, Gabriella Boumford, who was awarded first place.
In 2018, the soloist division of the program will expand to include group entries. Student performance groups of 2-8 people are encouraged to nominate collectively.
Nominations for CGEN Voices Vocalist division 2018 will open in November 2017.
CGEN Voices Choral division will continue biennially and will return in 2019. Nominations will open in November 2018.
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