The acclaimed school choir, formed and trained under the magic baton of Margaret Cunningham, had already made an indelible mark in the world of choral music by singing its way into the record books. In 1956 Mr John Nichols, music critic and City of Sydney Eisteddfod choral adjudicator, gave the highest praise to the multi-award winning choir’s performances.
It is by far the most beautiful singing I have ever heard in any Eisteddfod. In my opinion this choir is world class, he wrote in his summation when the choir scooped the pool, winning the Juvenile and Senior Girls School Choral Championships and the Girls School Choral Championship. Such recognition was regarded by other choir conductors and rival choirs as a fitting tribute to Margaret Cunningham, the school’s gifted conductor. Piano accompanists played a major part in their own responsible roles; Carolyn Trotter, Lynette Wood and Margaret Bell were valued for their skills and devotion.
An entire chapter is dedicated to the victorious school choir in the 1950s and the subsequent ex-students choir.