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Gus and Iggy fuse saints in music

Gus and Iggy

ST Augustine and St Ignatius lived more than 1000 years apart, but their extraordinary conversions have inspired two young Catholics to unite the holy heroes in music. Musicians Marilyn Ng, 24, and Louisa Court, 22, both originally from Sydney, go by the rock indie duo Gus and Iggy, named in memory of “two of history’s greatest minds”. “It came about because ... Read More »

Anthony Young’s a natural winner

Anthony Young

SOUTH Brisbane’s favourite music teacher has been named one of Queensland’s most inspiring educators. St Laurence’s College music and English teacher and renowned music director Anthony Young received the Queensland College of Teachers Excellence in Teaching award on World Teachers’ Day, October 30. More than 30 colleagues, school leaders and former students wrote letters to the QCT “praising his work”. ... Read More »

Catholic teachers shine in Queensland

OUTSTANDING Queensland Teachers are set to be recognised at the 2015 Queensland College of Teachers Excellence in Teaching Awards for their special contributions to their vocation, including two Catholics. The excellence awards cover four categories, Beginning to Teach, Teaching, Leadership Teaching and Learning, and Outstanding contribution, and ensures educators are acknowledged for their specific achievements. Paul Baker of St Teresa’s Catholic ... Read More »

Joy is Jesse’s gospel

JESSE Manibusan’s favourite Father’s Day gift is not only his trademark outfit but is also a gentle reminder to remain joyful despite his bout with depression. The United States lay Catholic musician and popular comic evangelist who wrote worship favourite Open My Eyes said he received his first smiley-face T-shirt from his children more than 20 years ago. “My daughters ... Read More »

Music fires up the spirit

By Karl Brien WITH a new album just released and the selection of one of its earlier songs as the theme tune for this year’s Catholic Education Week celebrations, a group of Brisbane Catholic Education musicians is bringing spiritual music to schools, parishes and beyond. MusicFire is a dedicated group of musicians within BCE who share the Jesus message with ... Read More »

Making music for the soul

By Emilie Ng GREGORIAN chant, for several young Australian Catholic musicians in vocal group Prima Luce, is more than just an aural souvenir from the ninth century. The humble young Catholics with angelic voices have made it their mission to “resurrect sacred music” in the modern Church. Their latest revival lies in the group’s second album, a mix of popular ... Read More »

Song writing opportunity

sheet music

MUSIC students from St Eugene College, Burpengary recently swapped their classroom for the stage as part of a Musica Viva Composition workshop with ARIA award winning singer-songwriter Katie Noonan. The students from Years 9 to 11 spent time with the Australian artist at Somerville House on August 21 to learn about musical arrangement and song writing. “It was a great ... Read More »

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