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Creative Generation 2012

19/06/2012
Creative Generation 2012
​Mansfield High will again be well represented at this year’s spectacular production, Creative Generation : State Schools Onstage.

Each year, 1500 primary and secondary school students from across the state come together to stage the spectacular production, Creative Generation: State Schools Onstage. Talented dancers, singers, musicians and actors commit many hours to the audition process and have now spent the last few months rehearsing with professional artists in preparation for what has become known as Education Queensland’s largest performing arts event.  Mansfield High will again be well represented at this year’s spectacular with featured vocalists Phoebe Williams and Olivia Bird being supported by the Creative Generation Orchestra, including Ann Carew (Violin), Nora Chen (Violin), Emily Kuehner (Viola), Erin Lyons (Saxophone) and Nathan Strating (French horn). The sixty piece symphony orchestra will be directed by Mansfield High string teacher and conductor, Ms Meg Robson.

The 630 voice Creative Generation Massed Choir will be led by the Core Choir including Mansfield students: Ellen Axford, Gabby Diaz, Molly Doherty, Kate Holley, Charlee Swan, Tyler Goes, Blake Peterson, Ranul Thiranagama, and Aven Yap.

The 2012 extravaganza is providing new opportunities for other Mansfield High students too. Talented pianist, Tamara Peacock, will be featured as a solo artist playing Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor. Dan Elvery and Erin Lyons will join with The James Morrison Creative Generation Big Band and attend a two day workshop with the jazz legend himself.

This year also sees the introduction of a Drama component, providing participants with the opportunity to work with the Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre Company. Year 12 student Annalise Hudson was selected for the Creative Generation Young Artists’ Award in Drama and invited to attend the Young Artists’ Workshop.

The entire event will be captured by the Film Crew, including Jessica Dee, Lucy Mraz and Erin O’Shiel. These three Year 12 students will be involved in either the making of a mini documentary of the rehearsal process or filming during production week, including conducting interviews with participants. As members of the Film Crew, these students will have the opportunity to work in the Channel Ten editing suites.  The three public performances of Creative Generation will occur on Friday 20 July at 7pm, and Saturday 21 July at 1pm and 7pm at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Bank. Tickets are now available through Ticketek (http://premier.ticketek.com.au/).