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MUSIC

MUSIC AT CURRO 2013

 MUSIC STAFF

Jeanne Maritz (Head of Department)

Piano, recorder, clarinet, junior choir

Adri van Wyk

Piano, recorder, saxophone

Pieter van Zyl

Piano, recorder

Lize Janse van Rensburg

Piano, recorder

Marelize Zeeman

Violin

Myrtle Visser

Keyboard, guitar, vocal training

Maré Nel

Keyboard, guitar

Inge de Kock

Keyboard, guitar

Mario Bento

Guitar

Hennie Loock

Senior choir

MUSIC TUITION

Approximately 270  learners from Grade 1 to 12 receive music tuition at Curro.  Tuition takes place during school hours.  Grade 7 to 9 learners have the option to take the Music Specialised Course instead of Arts and Culture. Grade 10 to 12 learners may take music as a full school subject.

INSTRUMENTS

Tuition is offered in piano, recorder, violin, flute, clarinet, saxophone, guitar, keyboard, vocal training and music theory.

EXAMINATIONS

Learners are entered for the following external exams: UNISA, Trinity of London, Royal Schools, ALMSA and Rock School.

EISTEDDFODS

We take part in the Stellenbosch Eisteddfod, Tygerberg International Eisteddfod and the Cape Town Eisteddfod.

CONCERTS

We organise various concerts during the year to give our music students the opportunity to perform on stage.  We also invite professional artists to perform at our school.

CHOIRS:

Curro has three choirs: a junior choir (Grades 1 to 3), senior choir (Grades 4 to 7) and a high school ensemble (Grades 8 to 12).

COMPETITIONS

Our learners also participate in various music competitions every year, e.g. the Johann Vos piano competition and the Hubert van der Spuy music competition for primary-school learners. We have also had learners playing at the Hugo Lambrechts Concerto Festival. 

ACHIEVEMENTS 2013

At Curro we have talented music students who excel in all levels of achievement.

GRADE 12 IEB MUSIC RESULTS

2012 : 3 As

2011 : 1 A, 1 B

Four of the above students obtained As for their practical exams.

EISTEDDFOD 2013

The following piano learners excelled at the Stellenbosch Eisteddfod in May:

Monique McCarthy

Piano  Prescribed

9 years

Cum Laude

 

Piano solo 

9 years

Cum Laude

Cleo Worship

Piano solo

9 years

Cum Laude

Marco Erlank

Piano  Prescribed

10 years

A+

 

Piano solo

10 years

Cum Laude

Charl van Niekerk

Piano solo

11 years

B+

Kayla Hansen

Piano  Prescribed

11 years

B+

 

Piano solo 

11 years

B+

Peter Kastoor

Piano  Prescribed

11 years

Cum Laude

 

Piano solo

11 years

Cum Laude

 

Concerto

13 years

Cum Laude

 

Sonata

11 years

A+

Peter Kastoor & Marco Erlank

Piano Duet

11 years

Cum Laude

Kelly Zeng

Piano Prescribed

13 years

A

 

Piano Solo

13 years

A

Ralph McDougall

Piano solo 

13 years

A+

Ewald Diedericks

Concerto

13 years

A+

Claire Jung

Piano Solo

14 years

A+

Lorraine Joubert, Jana Vermeulen

Piano Duet

18 years

Cum Laude

Trophy winners

 Peter Kastoor: Stellenbosch Eisteddfod Trophy for Piano Solo 11  years

Peter Kastoor and Marco Erlank: Stellenbosch Eisteddfod Trophy for Piano Duet 11  years and the Helena Theron Trophy for best Primary School Duet

Peter and Marco also performed at the Eisteddfod’s  Prizewinners’ Concert in the Endlerhall at Stellenbosch on Sunday, 2 June 2013.  We are very proud of these two pianists!   

 

Marco Erlank (left) and Peter Kastoor with the trophies they received at  the Stellenbosch Eisteddfod Prizewinners Concert.  They also performed their duet at the concert.

Learners who obtained Cum Laude at the Stellenbosch Eisteddfod:

 

CHOIRS

Congratulations to both the Junior and Senior Choir on their excellent achievement at the Tygerberg Eisteddfod!  Only 15 of the 76 choirs who participated in the eisteddfod obtained Highest Honours (90+).  We are  so proud of each individual choir member!

The Senior Choir achieved  Highest Honours with 90%.   A special thanks  goes to Mr Hennie Loock,  Mrs Adri van Wyk and Mr Pieter van Zyl for raising the standard of the choir to such heights!

The Junior Choir got the highest mark of all 28 junior choirs that participated, with 91,3%!  They have been  invited to take part in the final round at the eisteddfod’s gala evening on 30 August.  Well done to the Junior Choir and Mrs Jeanne Maritz and Mrs Myrtle Visser!

UNISA  RESULTS FOR 2013

Roll of Honour

Seven of the ten piano learners who played the UNISA piano exams in May obtained a mark of 90% and higher.  Their names will therefore appear on UNISA’s Roll of Honour. Congratulations!

Celine Lucas

Grade 1

80%

Cleo Worship

Grade 1

85%

Ralph McDougall

Grade 4

87%

Emma Ricketts

Grade 1

90%

Kayla Hansen

Grade 3

90%

Charl van Niekerk

Grade 1

91%

Monique McCarthy

Grade 2

91%

Lara Muller

Pre Grade 1

93%

Peter Kastoor

Grade 3

93%

Albert Diedericks

Pre Grade 1

94%

 

 

 

Nicholas Gerber

Grade 3

81% (saxophone)

Nicole Nabal

Grade 1

85% (theory)

Kui Zhang

Grade 1

98% (theory )

 

 

 

Royal Schools :

 

 

Karen Petersen

Grade 5

93% (theory)