This year’s theme was “Heavenly Legends”, with each school paying tribute to musicians who have passed away but whose music remains.
Over 500 students performed, with debut performances from students of St Dominic’s Centre, Mayfield, who performed for the first time in an inclusive choir with students from San Clemente High School, Mayfield.
Principal Veronica McLoughlin said that “being included in DioSounds had given students the opportunity to experience a live performance in a supportive environment.”
Another first this year was the debut performance for St Bede’s Catholic College, Chisholm, as the initial cohort of Year 7 students took to the stage to groove to Marvin Gaye’s ‘Heard it through the grapevine’ and ‘How sweet it is’.
With the matinee audience of diocesan primary students, the theatre was roaring as each secondary school took to the stage. The audience clapped and sang along to familiar tunes as the MCs engaged the audience between performances.
“DioSounds has become an opportunity for music students to be creative and work closely with their teachers to explore their performing arts talents,” said Director of Schools, Dr Michael Slattery.
“The quality of performances is a true indication of the dedication of both students and staff and I congratulate all on their efforts.”
The performances included:
(featuring San Clemente High School, Mayfield)
Feelin’ Good - Christina Grimmie
Dreams - Dolores O’Riordan, Noel Hogan
When You Believe, I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
Heard It Through the Grapevine, How Sweet It Is - Marvin Gaye
What’s Going On - Marvin Gaye
Here Comes the Sun, I Want to Hold Your Hand, Hey Jude - John Lennon, Paul McCartney
Eleanor Rigby - John Lennon, Paul McCartney
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Under the Bridge, Breaking the Girl
Can’t Stop the Rock, Around the World
My Lovely Man, Velvet Glove, Dani California
Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Space Oddity , The Man Who Sold the World, Heroes - David Bowie
No Woman No Cry, One Love - Bob Marley
Under Pressure, I Want it All, The Show Must Go On - Freddie Mercury/David Bowie
Somebody To Love - Freddie Mercury
Feeling Good - Nina Simone
Stayin’ Alive - The Bee Gees
Kashmir - Led Zeppelin
They Don’t Really Care About Us, Smooth Criminal, Beat It - Michael Jackson
Blame It On the Boogie - Michael Jackson
Photos courtesy of Amanda Skehan, Amy Theodore, Gabbi Sutherland and Year 12 student of All Saints’ College, St Mary’s Campus, Jakob Kaminski.