Dec 4th 2018 - I'm back!

So HSCs are finally over and normal life can now resume! Since finishing exams I have been busy auditioning, filming my webseries, releasing my first album ('Parasitia') and working on my first feature film and comedy series but more to come on all that in the next few weeks...

School may be over but I was amazed to find out I had been nominated for all four of the HSC major work subjects I took ('Onstage' for drama, 'Encore' for music, 'Intech' for industrial techonology multimedia and 'Shape' for design and technology), plus I recently found out the film I made for multimedia has been selected for exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum next year which is fantastic. I'll post a link for the film when it's released later this month, in the meantime here is a link to an interview I did with the Sydney Eisteddfod earlier in the year!

Sydney Eisteddfod Interview

 

12 August 2018 - Sydney Eisteddfod Senior Actor's Championship Winner!

Honoured and amazed to win the Sydney Eisteddfod Senior Actor's Championship today! Thank you so much to adjudicator Anthony Phelan for his support and constructive comments and a very special thanks to the Pollard Family and Friends who sponsored the award. Well done also to all the other competitors - you were all amazing!

So that's a wrap at Sydney Eisteddfod for me this year - thanks to all the organisers but especially to all the amazing volunteers and sponsors who make the festival possible! 

30th July 2018

Despite being a bit snowed under with the HSC lately, I've still managed to squeeze in a few eisteddfods, winning 3 seconds in the open age musical theatre duet, 17-20 operatic aria and oratorio sections of the Sydney Eisteddfod, 3rd in the open age Gilbert and Sullivan and 1st in the Australian Art Song at Ryde Eisteddfod last week.

After competing in a few more sections at Ryde this weekend I was honoured and surprised to be selected as one of 4 finalists in the Ryde Eisteddfod Operatic Aria Scholarship competition on Sunday, competing against 3 other amazing singers several years older and more experienced than me. No prize in the final but great to have been asked to take part!

 

 

22nd May - Sydney Eisteddfod Success

Had a great couple of days competing in the Sydney Eisteddfod speech and drama sections, coming away with gold medals in the 16-18 years character monologue and verse speaking sections, with a second place in prose!

4th May 2018 - new video

Last month I was fortunate enough to sing in Handel's house in London as part of my school UK music tour. Below is a link to the video of me singing 'Revenge, Timotheus Cries!' from the oratorio 'Alexander's Feast' - by Handel (of course!). Hope you like it!

Revennge, Timotheus Cries!

21st April 2018 - UK Music Tour

Midsummer Night's Dream has finally closed after a crazy week of punk rock and 1970s hairstyles (see pic below) - loved playing Demetrius and congrats to all the amazing cast and crew!

Now having an awesome time on the St. Andrew's Cathedral School UK Music Tour - been to Edinburgh, Liverpool (scroll down to see my pic with John Lennon!) and Manchester performing beautiful music in some amazing venues. We're currently in London about to perform a concert at Southwark Cathedral, then next week we have a workshop with the King's Singers and I am singing Handel in Handel's House(!), but the big news is that we will all be singing at the Westminster Abbey ANZAC Day memorial service - and in the presence of HRH Prince Henry of Wales - aka Prince Harry - no less! A real honour and very exciting (see link to newspaper article below)! 

St. Andrew's School Choir Westminster Abbey ANZAC Day service

The lovers looking confused after a midsummer night's dream!

 

 

With John Lennon (and new haircut) outside the Cavern Club in Liverpool

11th March 2018 - AMEB diploma

Received my AMEB associate diploma for singing today (with distinction)!

1st Feb 2018 - Diploma result and NSW Young Achiever Awards!

Found out today I have been awarded a distinction for my Trinity College Associate Diploma speech and drama exam (ATCL).

So now I am A. Chorley AMusA singing (dist) ATCL (dist)!!!

Also honoured to be selected as a semi-finalist in the the 2018 NSW / ACT Young Achiever Awards Coffee Club arts and fashion category! Exciting day - now back to the HSC....

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