The Cathedral College is located in the heart of Sydney CBD and is attached to St Mary's Cathedral with its graceful spires rising impressively above the piazza below and to the sides are Hyde Park and The Domain. Cathedral College has a remarkable reputation for academic achievement that is second to none. Music of the highest standards possible is its hallmark. The Cathedral Choir was founded in 1818 and is the oldest musical institution in the country. The beauty of the music performed by the boys of the College is evident throughout the video. When the first classes were held here in 1824 those first few students would not have been able to imagine the rich and proud educational history that they pioneered nor the spectacular graduation ceremonies for so many Cathedral boys 185 years later.
I used the iPhone to produce about four hours of raw footage of the events and then cut it down to two nine minute videos for upload to YouTube so Gian has them as an ongoing memory of this important part of his life. There is a particular poignancy about doing the videos for shortly after the graduation I received news that my father is seriously ill. I went to Queensland to see him and did the editing while there so that I could show them to my father and he could share in the pride of his grandson's achievement. He appreciated being able to see how Gian has become a confident young man making the transition to adulthood.
This video is part one and shows highlights from the ceremonies inside the Cathedral. This includes the graduates procession into the Cathedral, presentation of the graduates to the congregation, mass, the presentation of school emblems to the next years class, headmaster's address, the procession out of the Cathedral, and photos from outside.
This video is part two and features highlights from the graduation dinner, speeches, presentation of special awards, and the toast to the graduates.