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Singing the same tune

Music has an undeniable power to bring people together in shared moments of joy. A perfect example of this has now emerged at A.B. Paterson College -Cornerstone Chorus, a community a cappella

Music has an undeniable power to bring people together in shared moments of joy. A perfect example of this has now emerged at A.B. Paterson College -Cornerstone Chorus, a community a cappella venture led by Choir Director and Teacher, Mr Jonathan Albertini which promises to build a legacy of connection and mentoring between current students, Old Collegians and members of the wider community. 

Cornerstone Chorus continues a very proud tradition of a cappella choirs at our College. 
In 2013, a small vocal ensemble called Wolf Pack formed at A.B. Paterson College to compete in the National Barbershop competition in Perth. This initiative was introduced to the College by Foundation Chairman, Mr Ed Klimowicz and was led by Jonathan Albertini. While Jonathan is new to the HASS department in 2021, he has been running the a cappella choirs at the College for almost a decade. 
Jonathan hand selected eight male singers from the College to form an a cappella group. After just a few months of training, the boys flew to Perth to compete in the national contest where they took victory in the School's Division. After a successful year, and at the urging of other keen students, Jonathan decided to set up a female a cappella choir. 

Now in their 9th year, the A Cappello Boys and A Cappello Girls are kept very busy representing the College in many Eisteddfods, on-campus events, and their favourite external a cappella event, Voices in Paradise (V.1.P.). 
V.I.P is a youth development event run by Mr Albertini for the Gold Coast community. Both a cappella choirs represent the College each year at Voices in Paradise and receive tutoring from some of the best industry professionals from Australia and New Zealand. The event is widely praised by youth choir directors, including Kristina Tassone, Music Excellence and Vocal Group Director at Palm Beach Currumbin State High School who said, 'Students love working with industry professionals. It gives them an insight into what they can do in the future and it also makes it a realistic opportunity for them.'

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