Tara Celebrating Excellence in Performing Arts: Sheen Family Prize Performer of the Year 2023
Tara Anglican School for Girls is proud to announce the remarkable success of its talented students in the prestigious Sheen Family Prize Performer of the Year 2023 event. This annual competition showcases the exceptional performing arts abilities of Tara's students and highlights the school's commitment to providing valuable performance opportunities for girls. We are thrilled to acknowledge Bernice (Year 10) as the winner of this year's competition, with Mandy (Year 12) securing an impressive second place and Annabelle (Year 11) being awarded third place. The event was a true celebration of talent and dedication!
Bernice's captivating violin performance of Introduction and Tarantella by Pablo de Sarasate won her the coveted title of Sheen Family Prize Performer of the Year. Her exceptional skill and dedication to her craft were evident throughout her performance, leaving the audience spellbound. This victory is a testament to Bernice's immense talent and the opportunities she has received at Tara to nurture her passion for music.
Mandy (Year 12) demonstrated her impressive abilities with a remarkable rendition of Gimme, Gimme from 'Thoroughly Modern Millie' by Jeanine Tesori and Dick Scanlan, earning her a well-deserved second place.
Annabelle (Year 11) showcased her exceptional vocal talent with a heartfelt performance of What Baking Can Do from 'Waitress the Musical' by Sara Bareilles, securing the third-place position.
These outstanding performances highlight the depth of talent among Tara's students and the nurturing environment provided by the school.
At Tara Anglican School for Girls, we firmly believe in the power of performance opportunities for girls. Participating in events like the Sheen Family Prize Performer of the Year offers numerous benefits, both personally and academically. These opportunities allow students to:
Develop Confidence: Taking the stage and performing in front of an audience builds self-assurance and helps girls overcome stage fright. It empowers them to showcase their talents and express themselves with poise and grace.
Enhance Communication Skills: Performing arts foster effective communication skills by encouraging students to convey emotions, stories, and messages through their performances. This ability to communicate effectively is invaluable in all aspects of life.
Foster Creativity: Engaging in performing arts nurtures creativity and encourages students to think outside the box. It provides an outlet for self expression and allows girls to explore their artistic abilities, thus developing their imagination and innovative thinking.
Cultivate Discipline and Time Management: Preparing for a performance requires discipline, practice, and dedication. Students learn the importance of setting goals, managing their time efficiently, and working towards achieving excellence. These skills are transferable to various areas of life, including academics and future careers.
In addition to the top three performers, we extend our congratulations to Kate (Year 11), Hannah (Year 12), Elizabeth (Year 11), and Victoria (Year 12) for their highly commended achievements in the Sheen Family Prize Performer of the Year 2023 competition. Their dedication and hard work deserve recognition, and they have truly showcased their talents on this prestigious platform.
The success of the Sheen Family Prize Performer of the Year event would not have been possible without the generous support of the Sheen Family, whose donation encourages and recognises excellence in musical performance at Tara. We would also like to express our sincere gratitude to Mr John Martin, an esteemed concert pianist and accompanist, for his invaluable expertise as the evening's adjudicator. His discerning judgment and insightful feedback have greatly contributed to the growth of our students' musical abilities.
The Sheen Family Prize Performer of the Year for 2023 at Tara Anglican School for Girls was a true celebration of talent, dedication, and the power of performing arts. The remarkable performances by Bernice, Mandy, Annabelle, and all the talented finalists left a lasting impression on the audience. We are immensely proud of our students and their achievements, and we remain committed to providing exceptional performance opportunities that empower girls to shine in the world of arts. Congratulations to all the finalists for delivering an outstanding evening of music and for the skills they have honed through their dedication and passion for the performing arts.