In the recent school holidays, staff members Anne Files and Monica Claney travelled to Tasmania to attend a series of master classes and choral workshops with world renowned American music arranger and producer Deke Sharron.
Anne & Monica both share a love of singing and direct our wonderful school choir Xavier Voices. Deke Sharron was simply outstanding and can be credited with arranging well over 500 songs for a’capella groups. He is the musical producer for the BBC series ‘Sing Off’ and also arranges music for various film and television productions the most recent being the movie ‘Pitch Perfect”.
We learnt a great deal about his arranging style and participated in a 200 strong choir culminating in a spectacular concert at the Federation Concert Hall. We look forwarding to sharing our experiences and the benefits of choral music with singers at Xavier High School.