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Spirit of the Arts Performing Arts Festival Concert

13th September @ 5:30 pm

£30 – £50

Since Catholic Arts was established more than 30 years ago, the performing arts festival event format has continued to evolve.  2021 is particularly special, marking 200 years since the first Catholic school opened in Australia and also 50 years since Catholic schools across the four dioceses came together into the one system.     

This year, the re-imagined Catholic Arts Spirit of the Arts Festival will be a week-long performing arts festival seeking to inspire family connection and community participation from all over WA, while showcasing the diverse and exceptional talent of students and the dedication of teachers in Catholic schools, in a new and vibrant celebration of the arts.    In 2020, the Catholic arts program was modified to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, moving the festival online.   

CONCERT  The Spirit of the Arts venue for the final showpiece of Catholic Arts 2021 concert is Perth’s RAC Arena 13 September 2021 and will include a massed choir, flag procession, orchestras, bands, dancers and soloists, providing a platform for all Catholic schools to be part of the program – live in concert and remotely for schools not able ​to participate in person.     This new event will star over 1,500 students from Catholic schools and Colleges across the state, showcasing some of WA’s most inspiring rising stars in a three-hour celebration. A compilation of performances that have received Outstanding Award recommendations and Shield nominations for the Performing Arts Festival will be featured.  This will be a truly inclusive and uplifting show.     RAC Arena’s exciting space lends opportunity for increased scope of participation from Catholic school students and accommodates wider attendance than ever before.  The new large-scale venue provides scope for diversified displays and interactive performance options.    ​    The massed choir songs that have been chosen include Faith in the Future which has been written to commemorate 200 years of Catholic Education in Australia.     Following extensive reviews of large-scale concerts all over Australia and given the complexities of production, CEWA are working in partnership with the producers of One Big Voice who have significant experience managing similar concerts in the education sector.    

CARNEVALE  The high profile, community-focus Carnevale in Forrest Place and our three-day Carnevale lunchtime concerts in Yagan Square and Forrest Place, are shaping up to be an exciting four days in the City of Perth.  The enthusiasm and commitment of our schools to showcase the exceptional gifts and talents of our creative Catholic education community is outstanding.      

ANGELICO ART EXHIBITION  Angelico Art Exhibition for Catholic students is a prestigious annual event on the Catholic school art calendar, highlighting some incredibly artistic and talented works of art.  The Exhibition is named after Blessed Fra Angelico, Patron before God of Artists.      As part of the Spirit of the Arts re-imagined look, the Festival will be expanded to a marketplace style event showcasing dance, fashion, design and technology, with visual arts highlights from the Angelico Art exhibition in the Perth CBD.  There will also be stall opportunities including food and beverages, arts and craft, jewellery and homewares.   

SPONSORS AND ALUMNI SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCES  The University of Notre Dame Australia and Fotoworx are Principal Partners and CDF (Catholic Development Fund) are Silver Partner for the 2021 Spirit of the Arts Festival, with special guest appearances from high profile Catholic Education Western Australia alumni, including; Lucy Durack, Tina Altieri, Rick Ardon, Jesse Phillips, Kevin Parker, Rachel Claudio, and Dr Melissa Fitzgerald.    

TICKETS  Tickets are on sale through Ticketek. For more information visit the Spirit of the Arts website or direct through Ticketek 


13th September
5:30 pm
£30 – £50
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RAC Perth Arena
Wellington St Perth
Perth, 6000 Perth
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