Music flourishes at Xavier. From Year 5, students are able to learn an instrument of choice, whether it be the trumpet, cello, bassoon, organ or harp, in individual and group lesson settings from specialist Music teachers. Across our three campuses, approximately 600 students are involved in the music program with over 700 lessons being conducted every week of term.
Music students are also able to join over 60 choirs, ensembles and bands, giving them the opportunity to perform and grow as musicians together. A plethora of student performances occur throughout the College year, including Xavier in Concert at Hamer Hall.
Xavier College has a comprehensive Drama and Performing Arts program across all three campuses, which each showcase impressive theatre productions throughout the year. Drama troupes will often collaborate with surrounding girls’ schools, such as Genazzano FCJ College and Loreto Mandeville Hall, to piece together major theatre productions to share with the wider community.
‘The Crypt’ Drama Studio, located in the space below the Memorial Chapel at the Senior Campus, is used as a purpose built rehearsal and small performance space, and the Eldon Hogan Performing Arts Centre (EHPAC), a state-of-the-art theatre complex built in 2008, is regularly used to showcase our students’ Music and Performing Arts talents.