Opera House performance on Indigenous Literacy Day

IGS students participated in a Combined School's Choir Performance during the Indigenous Literacy Day celebrations at the Sydney Opera House on Wednesday 7 September.

Choristers sang Words Make The World Go Around alongside songwriters, Josh Pyke and Justine Clarke.

“This was a wonderful opportunity for our students to celebrate the languages of First Nations in one of Australia’s premiere concert venues . It was inspiring for the students to perform with iconic Australian artists while also engaging in a meaningful cultural experience.

“Our students did themselves and their School proud!” said Head of Primary Music Nik Glass.

The event at the Opera House was organised by the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF). The ILF is a national charity that works with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander remote Communities across Australia to create, publish and promote their stories in First Nation language.

“The ILF does such important work to preserve Indigenous languages, many of which have been tragically lost over the last centuries.” said Head of Primary Music Nik Glass.

The IGS community is encouraged to contribute to this very important cause by visiting our IGS fundraising page here.

Congratulations to our choristers; Luna, Ziggy, Rena, Kayla and Clara (from Year 3); Hannah, Wilbur, Amelia and Allessia (from Year 4) and Miranda (from Year 5).

Head of Indigenous Education and Stage 6 Aboriginal Studies Teacher Jade Carr also attended with Indigenous students from Years three to six.

Watch Josh Pyke and Justine Clarke perform Words Make The World Go Around here.