Choralists strike a top note at AASE conference

Australian and Asia-Pacific delegates to the recent Australian Association of Special Education national conference were delighted by a Nemarluk School choir recital.
The four-year-old choir, the sole performers at the two-day event, fronted an audience of 380 people at the Darwin Convention Centre.

Australian and Asia-Pacific delegates to the recent Australian Association of Special Education national conference were delighted by a Nemarluk School choir recital.

The four-year-old choir, the sole performers at the two-day event, fronted an audience of 380 people at the Darwin Convention Centre.

Without instrumental backing, the three-section choir sang My Island Home, Arafura Sea, and My Paddle/Ancient Land Round.

Nemarluk School principal Lorraine Hodgson said the convention attendees admitted to “being excited by the performance” and acknowledged “the depth of work to get to this stage of performing”.

“The conference-goers were amazed the years 5 and 6 students appeared not to be worried by the audience, and appreciated the work of teachers to maintain attention and get the best performance,” she said.

“The choir performs at school assemblies, The Beat Festival, Music: Count Us In, and any opportunity that arises. The choir is fun, but it also helps students develop skills in communication and literacy, and develop socially and emotionally.”

Nemarluk choir at AASE conference
Nemarluk choir at AASE conference

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