MUSIC NEWS

Music Rehearsals

Ms Draper is on long service leave. All Band and Choir Members received a note earlier this term regarding rehearsal schedules for the next 5 weeks.

Senior Choir - Next Rehearsal is Monday 20 April (1st day of Term 2)

Junior Choir - No rehearsal week 8 but otherwise unaffected

Band - Rehearsals are unaffected so normal rehearsals on Wednesday mornings

Guitar Ensemble - Rehearsals as normal on Thursday morning with Mrs Alexander

Apart from Senior Choir rehearsals, all other ensembles will have minimum disruptions. Senior choir people need to make sure they practice their songs at home as they have a long break. Please, please keep singing your songs!

Musical Instruments left at school

Ms Draper will not be at school to remind you to take your instruments home. If you happen to leave your instrument in the music room, the Out of School Care staff has a key to open the room to get your instrument. They are here until 6 pm on school days and during the holidays.

All musicians, but in particular guitarists, should have their name clearly marked on their cases. Many cases look the same and as a result of that, someone took the wrong guitar home last Friday.

"The Armed Man"

A Mass for Peace and a tribute to the ANZACS in the year of their centenary. A concert not to be missed!

Two of WA's leading musical ensembles, The University of Western Australia Choral Society and The Royal Agricultural Society of WA Brass join forces to present the WA Premier of "The Armed Man." A Mass by Welsh Composer Karl Jenkins, subtitled "A Mass for Peace"

The Armed Man was written in 2000 by Welsh composer, Karl Jenkins. "What better way, within the framework of a Christian musical and liturgical form, both to look back and reflect as we leave behind the most war torn and destructive century in human history, and to look ahead with hope and commit
ourselves to a new and more peaceful millennium" The performance is in 13 movements beginning with the beating of military drums, the brass band gradually building up to the choir's entrance, singing the 15th century theme tune, The Armed Man. The piece then moves through such movements as the "Kyrie", "Sanctus" and "Hymn before action" which builds to its final devastating line, "Lord Grant us strength to die". It then continues into the "Charge" as war is now inevitable. At the very centre of the work is "Angry Flames" an excerpt from a poem about the horrors of the atom bomb attack on Hiroshima, by a poet who was there at the time of the attack. The work then turns to remember that one death is one too many as we move to the beautiful movements, Agnus Dei and Benedictus.

The work tells a story, makes people think and tugs at the heartstrings.

Location: Winthrop Hall, University of Western Australia
Date: Sunday 3 May May 2015
Time: 3pm AWST
Cost: $45 Adults, $35 Concession

Tickets can be purchased online, or by phoning (08) 6488 2440 on weekdays between midday and 4pm AWST.

CANTEEN ROSTER

Thursday 2 April - Simon Paz, Need another volunteer (thank you)

P & F COMMITTEE NEWS

The winner of the P & F Car Bay Raffle for Term 2 is the Reid Family (Sienna in Year 2). Congratulations to the Reid Family!

SACRAMENTAL PROGRAM 2015 - PARISH OF SS JOHN & PAUL WILLETTON

Thank you to all those who have completed and returned enrolment forms for the 2015 Sacramental Program.

Please note that the parents of enrolled children are required to attend a Parent Formation meeting on Tuesday 21st April @ 7.00pm in the church. Information pertaining to the Sacraments will be given on the night.

Should you have any queries, please call Una Henderson on 0414 955253.

SS JOHN & PAUL PARISH NEWS

Holy Week and Easter Celebrations 2015

Holy Thursday 2 April

Mass of the Lord's Supper 7.00pm
Adoration 8.00pm - 11.00pm

Good Friday 3 April (Day of Fasting and Abstinence)

Stations of the Cross 10.00am
Celebration of the Lord's Passion 3.00pm

Holy Saturday 4 April

Easter Vigil Mass 7.30pm

Easter Sunday 5 April

7.30am; 9.00am and 10.30am

RIVERTON DENTAL THERAPY CENTRE

The Riverton Dental Therapy Centre will be closed for Week 1 of the April School Holidays. In an emergency only, please contact the following centres:

Tuesday 7 April & Wednesday 8 April - Bannister Creek Dental Therapy Centre - Telephone: 9455 176
Thursday 9 April & Friday10 April - South Thornlie Dental Therapy Centre - Telephone: 9459 4270

Riverton Dental Therapy Centre will be open during Week 2 of the holidays, Monday 13 April - Thursday 16 April from 8.00am - 4.00pm.