The state of the art
To get a sense of the hive of creative and cultural energy and endeavour that is Cathedral Grammar, consider this.
Every week there are more than 300 individual instrumental music, speech and drama lessons, in addition to the usual class lessons. The depth and scope of this training is a springboard to a dazzling array of creative outputs.
Perhaps best known of these is the biennial Cathedral Grammar Operetta. Involving every child in the school, recent operettas have included Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Alice in Wonderland, Fiddler on the Roof, Seussical, Jesus Christ Superstar, Godspell and Oliver!
The Senior School's WAMM concert, performed at the Cathedral in non-operetta years, showcases Words, Art, Music & Movement from Year 7 & 8 English, art, music and physical education classes.
The school’s annual Art Exhibition features at least one piece of every child’s work, while the Year 7s WOW audiences with their annual Wearable Arts Show.
In addition to the 24 choristers of the Cathedral Choir, some 100 pupils sing in the Boys' and the Girls' Chapel Choirs and the Junior School Choir, while the school orchestra, stage band, and string and recorder ensembles are of standards that belie the age of their young performers.
Phew! It’s a flurry of creativity that excites, challenges and engages every Grammar pupil from the get-go!
Just as importantly, it's the foundation of a lifetime’s appreciation of – and involvement in – culture and the arts.
“it’s a flurry of creativity that excites, challenges and engages”