Bringing together Catholic school students from across the state to participate in an inclusive, uplifting celebration of the arts

The Spirit of the Arts Festival is here!

Commencing with the Praise and Worship Celebration at St Mary’s Cathedral on Thursday, 21 July and celebrated by Very Reverend Vincent Glynn, Episcopal Vicar for Education and Faith Formation.

The Festival is once again set to be a remarkable celebration of artistic creativity and talent, with almost 15,000 students from 90 Catholic schools, including 11 regional schools, participating in this year’s program.  This outstanding achievement is testament to not only the enthusiasm and talent of students, but to the dedication of teachers and parents who play such a pivotal role in supporting students to develop and nurture their creative gifts.  The festival will be a fun and uplifting experience and hold wonderful memories for all those involved.

Festival Concert

This year’s Festival Concert will be held on Monday, 12 September at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre in the Riverside Theatre and will include a massed choir, flag procession, orchestras, bands, dancers and soloists.

As announced last term, a cluster of schools will be invited to participate in the massed choir and this will rotate annually.  This year’s cluster combines the Central North and Northern schools.

Regional Schools Video opportunity

As with Faith in the Future in 2021, we are again providing a video opportunity for our regional schools, to record their own version of Ancient City in their relevant, iconic Western Australian location and submit for inclusion in a compilation video to be shown on the night of the concert.

Key Dates

Key Dates for the 2022 Spirit of the Arts Festival, as follows:

Praise and Worship Celebration - Thursday, 21 July
Performing Arts Festival – Friday, 22 July to Friday, 2 September
Angelico Art Exhibition – Monday, 8 August to Friday, 26 August
Angelico Awards Night – Tuesday, 16 August
Festival Concert – Monday, 12 September



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