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Trinity News : July 2008
GODSPELL’S SPELL.… On Friday and Saturday, the 4 and 5th of April, capacity audiences in The James Wilson Hogg Assembly Hall were indeed put under the spell of Godspell, as a most talented cast of young performers from Trinity and MLC, excellently supported by a great band and large chorus presented this musical by Stephen Schwartz based on the Gospel according to St Matthew. The seamless lighting and sound and costuming were also instrumental in creating what was both an entertaining and seriously thoughtful interpretation of the Gospel. Little quips and asides often with a modern interpretation seemed to help bring alive the age-old parables as told by Jesus, and gradually built up into the intense emotional sequences of the betrayal, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. There was no doubting this emotion as crashing chords from the band and lurid lighting helped suggest the awe-fulness of the crucifixion with both its mocking scorn and sorrowfulness portrayed by the miming of the actors. Then came the glory and joy of the resurrection, with its victory over death and sin triumphantly acted out. Considering that none of the cast was ever off stage, their maintaining of such verve and panache was excellent. The chorus composed, of more than 100 boys from the Choir gave superb vocal support as well as emphasis to various pieces, one, in particular, with a forest of exuberantly waved hands. All of this was supported by the wonderful thirteen piece band with its additional orchestration. To sum up then: the enthusiasm, effervescence and ebullience of all the performers, the band, and the singers, coupled with the costuming, choreography and lighting made this performance of Godspell one of the headland experiences in Trinity drama, while its retelling of the of the parables of Jesus so soon after the recent Easter Mission gave the production an added depth of meaning to many in the audiences. | Ron Ogier RESULTS Senior Division (Years 10 – 12) Prizes: First $150 | Second $50 | Third $25 Poetry Section 1. Silas Thiem (10WJ) “Letter” 2. Patrick de Palo (10Ke) “Quiet Girl” 3. No Award Short Story Section 1. Simon Perdriau (11Mu) “The Butterfly Effect” 2. James Graham (11Ho) “Suspended Animation” 3. James Bryan (12Fo) “All the Way” Highly Commended: Toby Caillard (11He) “Oblivion Express” Junior Division (Years 7 – 9) Prizes: First $75 | Second $25 | Third $15 Poetry Section 1. William Cook (9Sc) “End of the Line” 2. Dane Drivas (9Mu) “Human Helplessness” 3. Daniel Cheng (9Fo) “My Wish” Highly Commended: Jesse Fischer (9Hi) “Me Tree” Short Story Section 1. David William Lai (8Du) “Trapped” 2. Dane Drivas (9Mu) “Hit Man” 3. Vivek Srinivasan (9Sc) “India – Hell!” Highly Commended: Jack Kirkby (9St) ‘Forefathers” TRINITY NEWS 7 Our Country’s Good Godspell Godspell above: Gary Catalano Winners > Senior left: Gary catalno Winners > Junior top: Fireside reading