05 February 2016

Partnership announcement with ACO

‚ÄčThe ACO and St Catherine's School are excited to announce a partnership to support the ACO's National Education Program, with a particular focus on programs in Penrith.

The partnership will establish a cultural exchange program between St Catherine's and St Marys North Primary School, providing opportunities for music and friendship activities between the schools and complementing the music education programs established at St Marys North by the ACO in 2015.

Students from St Catherine's and St Mary's North  will attend concerts by ACO Collective and the Penrith Strings at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, experience the behind-the-scenes excitement of the ACO in rehearsal at its Circular Quay Studio and participate in inter-school visits.

The partnership will also provide the opportunity for St Catherine's students to work with the musicians of the ACO at an annual Strings Workshop held at the school which will be followed by a combined concert. The date in 2016 is Wednesday 15 June.

This partnership provides a marvellous opportunity to further a love of music and to widen the opportunities and experiences for our girls and the students of St Mary's North.

Funding for this program has been arranged through St Catherine's Foundation Corporate partnership program and generous philanthropic support.

Further information about the ACO's Penrith Education Programs are available here.