Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Movie Review: Mrs Carey's Concert

We sometimes may wonder whether some kids will amount to much but Mrs Carey's Concert shows what motivation, inspiration, tenacity, and confidence in kids can produce.
Mrs Carey is the music principle of a Sydney girls' School. Every two years she organizes a school concert for the Sydney Opera House with the Year 11 and 12 students. In involves sophisticated classical voice and instrumental/orchestral music - and what a concert it is!
The documentary starts some months before the concert and follows the development of the students up to the night of the concert. The development is much more than musical ability. It includes emotional and psychological development with a number of students exposing themselves bravely to the cameras. One of the most interesting is Iris who doesn't want to be involved and the end of her "journey" comes as a surprise. Then there's Emily who plays a solo piece with all the emotional stress that comes with standing in front of a large audience when she is usually a retiring individual.
Knowing the journey of all the kids involved in the concert adds intensity to the climactic, spine tingling performances.
If you're interested interested in music or child development, make sure you check this movie out - you'll be glad you did!


  1. Isn't thinking and Christian in the same sentence and oxymoron.

  2. No... Not if you think about it. Maybe you haven't met any before.