Director of Music | Mr Brad Esbensen

The annual Winter concert is on tonight.

Last night, we had 31 students representing Terrace at the GPS Music Showcase held in the Concert Hall at QPAC. These young men were proud ambassadors for the College and delivered excellent performances as part of either the choir, concert band, and symphony orchestra. Thanks to the staff who assisted throughout the day to make it such a success. Special thanks to Mrs Bernadette Debattista who conducted the choir, Miss Melissa Herron for her management of the group, and Mr Julian Wade for accompanying them.

This evening we will be featuring our beginning and intermediate ensembles at our annual Winter Concert held in the Campbell Centre. This will be the first public performance for our Year 5 students and the beginning of their musical journey here at Terrace. On Sunday our premier ensembles will feature in the Norman Clarke Concert which will be held on Sunday 21 May at Villanova College. Full details for all events can be found on the Terrace App. under Culture | Music. Please check these memos, particularly in relation to RSVP dates.

As we approach the end of term, could I please ask that students keep an eye on their lesson timetables and notify their Music/Speech & Drama teachers in advance of any absences related to in class assessment. Most of our teachers are employed on a casual basis with teaching portfolios spread across multiple schools. Early notification of such absences will assist them in making the most of their time and ensuring your sons’ lessons are keep up to date.

Registration for the Pemulwuy! National Male Voice Festival is now open. Pemulwuy! is a triennial event based in Brisbane, Queensland and we have always had a good representation from Terrace in previous years. It aims to encourage males throughout Australia to engage in singing at whatever level of experience they find themselves and to build networks between conductors and artists who work in this unique field. If you would like to register or find out more information, please visit

Next week, College Assembly will feature the Symphonic Wind Ensemble under the direction of Mr Jan Hewerdine.

For those of you who participate in our Premier Ensembles, the Terrace Shop now has a selection of black microfiber shirts available for $50. These will be required, along with black trousers, for the Norman Clarke Concert later this term.

Please check the Terrace App and Parent Lounge regularly as this is where information regarding various events (see the list below) will now be published. As events are approved and posted to the Parent Lounge, you will be sent an email advising the name of the event, including the Event Memo, to check and you will be required to give a response regarding attendance. Event Memos will also be available through the Terrace App in Culture|Music.

Term 2 Events

  • Winter Concert, Thursday 18 May, 6.30pm. Please note the date for this event has changed due to a clash with GPS Music Showcase.
  • Norman Clarke Concert, Sunday 21 May, Villanova College. Sound checks from 10.45am, concert at 3pm.
  • Terrace Choir, TLG Past Mothers’ Mass and Morning Tea, Sunday 28 May, 10am, Chapel of the Holy Family,