The Mt Barker Carols and Fireworks provides a wonderful opportunity
for our local colleges to showcase up and coming talent
from the Business Mt Barker Stage.

VoCo & JazZone – St Francis de Sales College

VoCo is the College’s advanced vocal group. This small group is a combination of the most accomplished singers from the College, many of which are also Music Ensemble Leaders & Captains. This group is directed by Senior Music Teacher, Bec Page, who challenges the group with repertoire from a variety of styles and guides students in their sight reading and score interpretation

JazZone is a Mixed Intermediate Jazz-focussed choir who this year were awarded 3rd Place in the ANZ Vocal Ensemble Awards for Mixed Voices at the internationally acclaimed festival, Generations in Jazz. JazZone is a blend of experienced Year 11 and 12 students who mentor and work with younger year levels, who together, make some beautiful music. This choir is an introduction to singing in a Jazz-style as well as an introduction to singing in parts.

With COVID interruptions over the past couple of years, this is the first time that many of our singers are able to experience performing at large scale events. VoCo & JazZone are very excited to be a part of Mt Barker Carols and Fireworks 2022

Somethin’ Else – Cornerstone College

Somethin’ Else is a Jazz vocal group from Cornerstone College in Mt Barker, South Australia. They are an audition based senior ensemble with students from Year 10-12 and they rehearse once a week for 45 mins. The group is directed by Ms Sophie Zerner and accompanied by Mr Anthony Janus. They perform a variety of repertoire with a strong focus on Jazz, contemporary and acapella music. This is their debut performance with the 2023 formation of Somethin’ Else, accompanied by graduating Year 12 members, and they are excited to share their voices with you. The name Somethin’ Else, a Cannonball Adderley classic album, reflects the group’s Jazz influence as well as their aspiration to present enjoyable repertoire, a passion for music and a little … Somethin’ Else.

Tonight, the Somethin’ Else Jazz Choir is accompanied by senior music students from Cornerstone College and Mr Anthony Janus.

Adelaide Hills Vocational College

The Adelaide Hills Vocational College is a wonderful learning environment where students from all over the Adelaide Hills and Eastern Adelaide come to gain a bespoke, differentiated education from a superb experienced staff of educators. The students have opportunities to study many subjects in the Senior school including Music at SACE level as well as Certificate 3 and 4 Music.

A small group of music students currently studying Music from the Vocational College have put together an entertaining bracket of Christmas numbers to appeal to the younger generation as well as the whole family. In their third appearance at the Mount Barker Carols they will perform the new Ed Sheeran/ Elton John Christmas song ”Merry Christmas” as well as a medley of “Wiggles” Christmas classics for us all to get up and Wiggle along to.