A performance worthy of Parliament

Hermione 11 (in green) and Caitlin (in blue) 12. 196473_01

The Hills Flute Choir are performing in the Queens Hall at Parliament House during the lunch break of the sitting of parliament, on August 14.

The choir, which is made up of flute students in local primary schools around the Dandenong Ranges have been rehearsing weekly and practising at home.

In Schools Music Musical Director Andrew McAllister said six students will perform at the parliamentary sitting.

“These are our top flute students and they’ve been working very hard, practicing on Sundays, and we’ve been working towards this for the last 6 months,” Mr McAlister said.

“We’re performing at Queens Hall, which is known for its acoustics … the flutes will sound amazing and musicians love playing it because it makes everything sounds really good.”

The students taking part are in grades three to six and come from different schools around the Dandenong Ranges.

Member for Monbulk James Merlino will give the students a tour of Parliament House, before they perform at the parliament lunch.

Upwey Primary School students Caitlin and Hermione said they were excited to see ‘where all the laws were made’, and said they’ve been hard at work practicing.

“We push ourselves a lot,” they said.

“We’re going to play Minuet by Bach, Symphony No 45 by Mozart, Beethoven and English Country Garden, and a few others.”

Mr McAllister said he was already very proud of what they’d achieved.