He has composed with some of the most influential musicians and choirs in Australia and overseas, and on Wednesday 2 December Paul Jarman will share his passion about music at The Armidale School, conducting workshops with students from TAS Junior School where he will also be the Speech Day guest.
An artist widely acclaimed for celebrating a deeper understanding of Australian culture and history, Mr Jarman is best known for his choral music and original lyrics commissioned by ensembles and community groups across Australia and overseas. These commissions are as diverse as orchestral pieces for the opening ceremony of the Rugby World Cup, to marking the 40th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King for the Boston City Singers, and a tribute to fallen World War One soldiers that has been performed across Europe. His piece ‘Shackleton’ featured on ABC Classics, sung by Gondwana Voices is one of the most popular and widely performed choral works in Australia.
“While he is with us Paul will be conducting two workshops involving music games and activities with our students. He will then work with the whole Junior School, from Transition to Year 5, on his piece ‘Shackleton’ which they have been preparing for some weeks and then perform in front of him, at Speech Day that night,” Head of Junior School Ian Lloyd said.
“Paul is internationally renown and to have him share his passion for music and share that with our community, is a great privilege indeed.”
Special guest at Senior School Speech Day will be inspirational cancer survivor and motivational speaker Michael Crosslands.