Australian focus for Young Voices of Macedon concert
Entitled Terra Australis, the annual concert of Young Voices of Macedon will comprise an exciting programme of choral music by Australian composers. These include Paul Jarman and Dan Walker, both of whom have had songs commissioned by Gondwana and other high-profile children’s choirs. There is also a song by Michael Atherton, former member of the Renaissance Players and the cross-cultural group Sirocco and later Professor of Music at the University of Western Sydney. The major work, The Good Shepherd is a setting of Psalm 23 (in a version designed for children) by distinguished Melbourne composer Brenton Broadstock AM, well-known for his symphonic, operatic and solo piano music. The Good Shepherd is scored for children’s voices, harpsichord and string quintet. The choir is grateful for funding received from Macedon Ranges Shire Council and the GREAT Association to enable this work to be performed.
Guest artist will be former Young Voices chorister Lily Flynn, who attended Candlebark School before moving to Melbourne, where she is now enrolled at the Victorian College of the Arts School as a singer. Lily attributes her love of classical music to the experience gained with Young Voices of Macedon.
The concert will take place at the Church of the Resurrection, Macedon on Sunday 22 October @ 2.30 pm. Bookings may be made at Trybooking.com.
New enrolments are welcome following the concert. For information contact 5426 4801.