Paolo, Harmony, Julie and Omar
Vocal Arts Boys in Action
Soloist Julia performs
with the orchestra
"Ignite" Boys Ensemble - perfom for the crowd
Featuring Margi Coen
"Ignite" Boys Ensemble
Anzac Day performances
Vocal Arts Director
performing at the Manly Carols
MArgi, Ignite and the choir
ANZAC DAY - MANLY
Manly Carols - Choirs & Soloists
Harmony Lovegrove - soloist
Students can perform in 2 Vocal Arts concerts per year held in a professional performance venue with lighting and sound.
Award Winning Musical Director
In 2009 Margi produced and musically directed a production of ‘The Sound of Music’. Using the grounds of Manly’s iconic St Patrick’s cathedral as a backdrop, the audience followed the cast into the Cardinal Cerretti Memorial Chapel and played the role of ‘guests’ at the wedding of Captain Von Trapp and Maria. Starring Simon Westaway, Saskia Smith as the Captain and Maria, the production also featured former speaker of the House Bronwyn Bishop in the role of Baroness Von Schrader; Russell Newman as the affable Max and featured two casts of local children as the Von Trapp family.
The production raised funds for Manly-based children’s charity ‘Bear Cottage’. For her work on the production, Margi was awarded ‘Best Community Event of 2008’ at the Australia Day Awards ceremony.
“You’re the one that I want”
In 2009 Margi produced and musically directed ‘Grease on the Beach’. Located directly on the beach at Clontarf, the production starred Hi-Five alumni Charli Delany as Sandy and Nathan Foley as Kerniciki.
Many of the cast have gone on to achieve success including star of Matilda the Musical, Daniel Raso and Andrew Hazzard former star of Home and Away, Spring Awakening for the Sydney Theatre Company, successful voice-over actor & two-time AiF Heath Ledger nominee. Lana Nesnas recently directed smash-hit schools tour of teen anti-bullying piece Connected and featured in the professional workshop of new musical Atomic. It also featured (current Premier of NSW) Mike Baird. The production raised funds for the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre.