Our Lady of Mercy College | Catholic Independent Girls School Parramatta

OLMC wins two out of six categories at State Shakespeare Carnival

At the State Shakespeare Carnival on Saturday June 18 at the Seymour Centre, OLMC entered and won in two categories - Music and Design.

Participating schools included: Tara Anglican, Abbottsleigh, Korowal School, Sydney Girls High School, Willoughby Girls High School, Newtown Performing Arts High School, PLC Croydon, Santa Sabina, The Armidale School, Wollongong Performing Arts High School and Mary Star of the Sea Wollongong.

The Judges made special mention of Ashleigh King and her efforts and involvement in entering two categories. The music piece World's Away composed by Ashleigh King and performed by Ashleigh King and Lisa Khouri, was commended on it's relevance to the text Twelfth Night, soulful melody and harmonies and guitar performance techniques.

The Judges also made special mention of the detailed, well researched and presented Design for Macbeth. Set design (Ashleigh King) and costume design (Mary Arabit), all judges were impressed at the articulate and confident manner in which the OLMC students presented their designs on stage through an engaging presentation.

Sport For Jove and the Judges were so impressed with the calibre of OLMC students that they offered our girls the opportunity to work with production designers and sound and music designers and composers on Sport For Jove's 2016-2017 Summer Production.

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"Mercy …not only bestows benefits, but receives and pardons again and again…"

Catherine McAuley

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"We can never say 'It is enough'."

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