Bernay Studio Singers Go Gondwana In The Summer Of 2024 – Genevieve Gan

Feb 2, 2024 | News

Here’s what Bernay students have to say about the wonderful time they spent in Sydney this past summer

Genevieve Gan

What inspired you to audition for Gondwana’s national choir, and how did you feel when you found out you were selected?
I’d never been in any choir apart from a school choir. When I found out I was selected I was quite surprised but very excited!

Can you share a memorable moment or performance from the summer program that stands out to you?
Working with all the choirs combined in Gloria was an incredible experience, reaching the crescendo felt so satisfying and full.

How did being part of Gondwana’s national choir enhance your singing skills and musical knowledge?
When I practiced/ memorised with other choristers, I realised that after a while my sight singing had improved as well as being able to hold my own.

Describe the camaraderie and teamwork within the choir. How did working with other talented young singers influence your musical growth?
It was really fun to sing with singers who were around my level because we could all learn from each other as well as sing together in a smaller group.

Were there any challenges you faced during the summer program, and how did you overcome them?

In what ways do you think this experience with Gondwana’s national choir will impact your future involvement in music or singing?
I think my perspective on choirs has changed a bit and I am probably more likely to join more choirs after this fantastic experience!

Laura Bernay
Genevieve (left) and new Gondie friends!