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Trinity News : April 2013
SOA 4 TRINITY NEWS Poetry, art and music filled Delmar Gallery in the opening month of the 2013 Society of the Arts concert and exhibition programme. The travelling exhibition of the 61st Blake Art Prize and the 6th Blake Poetry Prize were launched in February by guest speaker Felicity Fenner, a highly respected art curator and a member of the Prize's judging panel. From a pool of 1,100 entries, the judges select 70 finalists and of those, 30 works are chosen to tour nationally, with Trinity being the first venue. It is a chance for visual arts and English students to see how some of the country's leading contemporary artists and poets approach deep and complex themes of spirituality, religion and human justice. This year's exhibition was notable for the strength of works engaging with the meditative aspects of spiritual and religious practices. At the end of February, the Blake Concert was performed by the Adelaide-based innovative string ensemble, Zephyr Quartet. They gave a sublime chamber recital of their own contemporary classical compositions, inspired by nature and poetry. As part of the School's centenary events, Trinity Top Art - A Survey 1995 - 2012 was exhibited at Delmar Gallery in March. With the support of Trinity's Cultural Association, an outstanding major work by an HSC or IB visual arts student has been purchased each year since 1995. These were brought together for a fascinating historical view of visual arts education and student achievements at Trinity. The exhibition was opened with a rich and informative account of the Cultural Association by long-serving committee member, Meryl Savage. Catherine Benz | Convenor, Society of the Arts & Curator, Delmar Gallery Our first major combined event as a School for the Centenary was the Thanksgiving Service held in St Andrew’s Cathedral on November 28. Attended in person by the boys of the original four Houses of the School - Archer, Henderson Hilliard and School - the rest of the School watched a live telecast of the Service, so that all our boys at Summer Hill, at Strathfield, and the boys currently at Pine Bluff, were able to participate in what was a reverent act of corporate worship. The Head Master, Mr Milton Cujes, welcomed all those joining in the service and the Chairman of the School Council, Mr Richard Pegg, expressed our thanks to the Archbishop of Sydney and President of the School Council, the Most Reverend Dr Peter Jensen for his presence at the Service and for allowing the use of the Cathedral. Our Primary School Choirs sang Adonai, Adonenu (Dan Forrest) and the Senior School Choir Locus Iste (Anton Bruckner), then combined to beautifully sing The Lord is my Shepherd (Howard Goodall) and O How Amiable (R. Vaughan Williams), all under the direction of Mr Phillip Pratt, providing a most moving ambience for the service. Bible Readings by the Head Master and the School Captain, Manish Poologasundram (12St) and Prayers led by the Chaplain, the Reverend Greg Webster, formed a background for the sermon by the Archbishop, whose comments on servant leadership were inspirational to the gathering. The congregational singing, both in the Cathedral and the School venues, with Mr Peter Kneeshaw at the organ, was inspiring; on the technical side, everything went off without a hitch. The combined efforts of all who contributed to the occasion made it a most uplifting occasion of the Centenary Celebrations. | Ron Ogier THANKSGIVING SERVICE