Rowville Institute of the Arts student Kathleen Harding is set to embark on the Australian Girls Choir European tour.

The three-week tour, from 16 September to 8 October, will visit England, France and Italy, including London, Paris, Rome and Venice, as well as a number of small towns including Villers-Bretonneux in France and Marostica in Italy.

“Kathleen was selected as one of 56 choristers from around Australia, and she is very excited to be touring for three weeks from mid-September,” mother Robyn Harding said.

Performing has been a passion of Kathleen’s for over a decade, having performed at a number of the country’s marquee venues and events, according to Robyn.

“Having been a member of the choir for 11 of her almost 16 years, Kathleen has always loved performing,” she said.

“Some of these performance opportunities have included singing with Hugh Jackman at Rod Laver Arena for five shows during his Boy From Oz Tour in 2015, the Boxing Day cricket test matches at the MCG, along with numerous other high profile and charity events.”

Kathleen, who is currently specialising in Drama at the College’s Institute of the Arts, understands the enormity of the upcoming occasion and the opportunity to represent the Australian Girls Choir internationally.

“For this tour we need to give the best performance in everything we do, to make Australia proud while we are overseas,” she said.

Performances will include several community and public performances throughout Europe, where the girls, ranging from age 14 to 18, will also be involved in musical workshops and choirs with a number of host schools.