Welcome Back to the TGS Stage27th August 2020
Toowoomba Grammar School is setting the stage for a concert like no other.
The School is refusing to allow its music students to become a casualty of COVID and rather than cancelling all performances, the boys will have the opportunity to perform for the world.
This is not just a live-streamed concert, it is a massive ‘telethon-style’ production involving outside broadcasting company, CPC Productions who streams TV programs and performances such as the Brisbane Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols every year for major television networks.
The CPC mobile broadcasting truck will roll into Toowoomba Grammar School tomorrow and their crew will spend more than twelve hours converting the School Assembly Hall into a sound and lighting spectacular, with the performers’ sound checks and rehearsals on Friday.
The TGS musicians have been practising all year, including online during lockdown, in the hope that they would have the chance to showcase their talents at some point and they’re extremely excited about this amazing opportunity.
The concert will be hosted by the ABC’s David Iliffe and will also be a live ‘telethon’ to raise funds for Protea Place’s Welcome Home Project. https://www.mycause.com.au/page/233509/toowoomba-grammar-school-welcome-back-concert-supporting-protea-place-welcome-home-project. The Welcome Home Project exists to furnish and decorate homes for women who have experienced homelessness, disadvantage or violence. Protea Place is the only safe day space for women in Toowoomba and is an important connection for Toowoomba Grammar School in teaching our young men one of the School’s key values – respecting women.
Families and the general community can watch the show from the comfort of their home, anywhere in the world and as it’s live, there will be to-the-minute updates available of our Protea Place telethon tally.
Not only is Toowoomba Grammar School excited about this huge event, but the innovative concept has sparked interest and enquiries from other schools in Brisbane, Ipswich and even Sydney.
The Welcome Back Concert will be streamed thanks to CPC Productions via the Toowoomba Grammar School https://www.twgs.qld.edu.au/ website from 6:00pm this Friday, 28 August.