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2018 Catholic Arts Important Dates

Vera Chidlow Scholarship

The Chapman Scholarship

The Catenian Association of Western Australia Scholarship

St John of God Healthcare Scholarship (details will be provided shortly)


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2018 Venue Admission Prices



The 2018 Performing Arts Festival has now concluded and it is with great pleasure that on behalf of the Chair and the Performing Arts Festival Committee, we would like to congratulate all Participants in the Festival.

Thank you for all your hard work, dedication & commitment.


Congratulations again to all who participated, without your support the festival cannot go ahead.


2018 Shield Recipients




The Opening Mass for the 29th Performing Arts Festival took place on Friday 20 July 2018 at Infant Jesus Parish, Morley. The mass was celebrated by Most Reverend Timothy Costelloe, Archbishop of Perth and the concelebrating priests were Fr Greg Burke and Fr John Pallippadan.  Mark Powell performed the duties of Deacon with Peter Higgins as Acolyte.   John Aldous, Chair Catholic Arts, welcomed all the Opening Mass representatives who attended on the day.  The theme for this year’s Opening Mass was ‘Year of Youth"’.  The Mass commenced with a proud display of a Student Flag Procession from all schools, with the Fanfare music performed by Mazenod College/St Brigid's College, conducted by Sam Graham and Jonathan Brain.  Following this, the Liturgical movement was performed by students from St Simon Peter Catholic Primary School and choreographed by Natalie Templeton.  The Choir this year was from St Benedict's School under the direction of Deborah Searson. The choir sang superbly throughout the Mass.   There was a moving performance of the dramatisation of the Gospel by students from Holy Cross College, under the guidance of Chris McRae.  Readers this year were from Francis Jordan Catholic Primary School, Our Lady's Assumption School, Notre Dame Catholic Primary School and St Kieran's Catholic Primary School.  Students from Matthew Gibney Catholic Primary School took up the Offertory gifts.  Dr Debra Sayce, Acting Executive Director, Catholic Education Western Australia, then officially opened the 29th Performing Arts Festival.   A wonderful morning was had by all with refreshments served in the Parish Centre at the conclusion of the Mass.   Photos of the Mass were taken by Students from Chisholm Catholic College. These photos can be viewed on the Gallery.

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This year’s 29th Performing Arts Festival Concert was held at the Perth Concert Hall on Monday 10th September 2018.
The evening began with an official welcome by our two  comperes for the evening, Mrs Genevie Baker and Mrs Liana Strutt.  Genevie and Liana welcomed official guests including:-

Most Reverend Timothy Costelloe SDB, Archbishop of Perth

Most Reverend Donald Sproxton, Auxiliary Bishop

Very Reverend Peter G Whitely VG, Vicar General

Monsignor Michael Keating

Mr Peter Yensch, Deputy Executive Director Catholic Education Western Australia

Mr John Aldous, Chair of Catholic Arts and other invited guests, parents and students.

The stage was then filled by the 36 Shield Recipients from this year’s Performing Arts Festival who paraded their shields proudly.  


Various performances followed which showcased the many talents of our Catholic school students including Choirs, Concert Bands, Vocalists, Drama, Dance as well as spotlight performances by very talented soloists and duets.  This year's Program was an amazing display of the young talent that exists in our Catholic Schools.  They are to be congratulated on the success of the night.   


The evening was highlighted with the presentation of awards.  Mr Lionel Cranfield, our major Sponsor from Zenith Music presented the following:-

The Zenith Commendation Award for Sustained Improvement Primary and Secondary

St Peters Primary School

Newman College


Zenith Awards for Country/Metropolitan Primary and Secondary Schools for Overall Excellence in Performance and Participation in the Spirit of the Festival
Mandurah Catholic College
St Mary's College, Broome
Orana Catholic Primary School
Trinity College
Four major scholarships were awarded this year:-
Vera Chidlow Scholarship for Pianoforte
The Chapman Scholarship for Secondary Strings
The Catenian Association Scholarship for Secondary Woodwind/Brass
St John of God Health Care Scholarship

Overall the concert was a fantastic evening had by all with various compliments given by different audience members recognising the talent, effort, hard work and above all, passion for the arts achieved by both teachers, parents and most of all our Students. We would also like to specifically thank our wonderful Committee for all their hard work in putting together this amazing Festival and final concert.
Well done to everyone who participated in the 2018 Performing Arts Festival - we look forward to next year’s 30th Performing Arts Festival.