2018 promises to be an exciting and fun time for our young singers, with a programme of music from the stage: plays, musicals and even opera. The Cantabile group are singing some songs from Matilda by Australian composer Tim Minchin and the song The rhythm of life from the movie Sweet Charity by Cy Coleman. They are also tackling arias and ensembles from operas by Mozart, Offenbach and Weber, while the Madrigali group has some songs from Shakespeare’s plays to learn. Led by Elizabeth Teed, the Vivo group has a special programme designed to assist very young singers develop secure pitch and other vocal skills with appropriate repertoire, but they are combining with the Cantabiles in learning the cantata Jonah-man jazz by Michael Hurd.
It is the custom for Young Voices of Macedon to sing once a term as guests at the service of a local church. For this purpose we are learning the 2-part version of All things bright and beautiful by John Rutter. In December the choir joins with the choir of the Anglican Parish of Gisborne in a service of readings and carols and also sings at a community carols event.
Early in Term 2 the choir will sing a 20-minute programme at Choralfest, held at Montsalvat, Eltham. The major performance for the year is the annual concert Upstage, held on October 28 at the Church of the Resurrection, Macedon.
The first rehearsal takes place on Thursday 8 February at 4.15 pm, at the Norma Richardson Hall, Buckland Street, Woodend.