Year 9 St John Fisher College student Emily Moore has been selected to perform with Voices of Birralee Anzac Commemorative Youth Choir on Anzac Day in France this year.
Emily and 70 other youth choristers are set for the trip of a lifetime as they sing their way through Europe, venturing through five countries, including Crotia and Austria, with the finale being Anzac Day Dawn Service and Commemoration of the Battle of Villers-Bretonneux at the Australian National Memorial.
15-year-old Emily has been charged with the honour of laying a Remembrance Poppy on the grave at the Australian National Memorial and says she feels very proud and privileged to have been chosen to do so on this significant occasion.
“I am so excited for the tour and I feel truly blessed and honoured to have been selected to represent both my College and my country".
Founded in 1995, Voices of Birralee is a Brisbane based non-profit child and youth choral organisation which has developed a strong reputation across the country and the world.
Emily began singing with Voices of Birralee one year ago and is one of a select few 15-16-year old's who have been chosen for the Anzac Choir and the international tour.
St John Fisher College Principal, Ms Cathy Galvin remarks; “St John Fisher College is very proud of Emily who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment in preparation for what I am sure will be the tour of a lifetime."
“Emily is a humble and conscientious student who is passionate about singing and we support and congratulate her on this momentous occasion."
The Voices of Birralee forms part of a five-year commitment to the World War One Centenary engagement with the Department of Veteran Affairs with part of the experience aimed at teaching Australian youth about World War One ancestry.