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....

24th Jan - Ryde Young Citizen of the Year

Honoured to be nominated for Ryde Young Citizen of the Year!

17th Jan - NSW Young Achievers Awards

Happy New Year! Been away on holiday for a while (in New Zealand) but back home now and getting on with my HSC crying. Still found time to write a few tunes, make a short film and work on some new songs, so it's not all bad! Also found out I'd been nominated for the NSW Young Achievers Awards (see link below) along with my sister, Hana, which is amazing, plus about to start Opera Lab at the Sydney Conservatorium and rehearsals for Midsummer Night's Dream (I play Demetrius) and our UK tour at school.

Loads going on - more to come soon, in the meantime here's a video made last year at school of me, Tom, Andrew and Ava singing 'The Song That Goes Like This' from Spamalot at a school concert - enjoy!

The Song That Goes Like This

NSW Young Achievers Awards

 

 

13th Nov - Farewell Mr. W....

Honoured to be part of a very special concert to say thank you to our fabulous head of music, Mr. Wilcock, for being such a great teacher for so many years and inspiring so many kids to enjoy music. Here's a pic of me singing the opening number 'Wilkommen' from the musical 'Caberet' and a link to a short clip of my peformance. Thanks to everyone who helped organise the concert and to all the other amazingly talented people who performed!  

Wilkommen

12th October Associate Diploma Result!

Wow - found out yesterday I had been awarded a distinction for my AMEB Associate Diploma (AMusA) singing exam! Can't quite believe it as I was very young to be taking the exam in the first place but thankfully all the preparation and hard work paid off. Thanks must go to my amazing singing teacher Tim Collins for his expert advice and guidance, plus all the teachers at school who have supported me along the way! In other news, I recently found out I will be playing Demetrius in the St. Andrews 2018 production  of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" which is exciting, plus there are are number of other projects on the horizon, but I have HSC to get through first so I have a hard year ahead. Better get on with my homework...

 

 

13th August - Sydney Eisteddfod Actor's Championship

Honoured and amazed to come second tonight in the Sydney Eisteddfod Senior Actor's Championship (beaten good friend Hudson Musty - see pic below). Congrats to all the actors - it takes a lot of effort to prepare a full program for the comp (Shakespeare, a contemporary piece and a poem in my case) and everyone gave it their best shot!

10th July - Sydney Eisteddfod success!

Amazed to win second place in both the open age Gilbert and Sullivan and operatic duo sections of the Sydney Eisteddfod last night (with the fabulous NIna Coombes - see pic below). My first success in the open sections and a big surprise as I was ten years younger than some of the more experienced competitors. Good to be able to use my acting skills in a singing comp and great to make a comeback after missing most of the classical singing comps due to sickness. Now back to work on some new songs....

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