Choralfest at Montsalvat 2018
A contingent from Young Voices of Macedon performed at the Choralfest at Montsalvat on 6 May, gaining an enthusiastic response from both audience and organisers. Both in number and size of singers, the group was by far the smallest of the 30 participating choirs. Our program commenced with the whole choir singing an a-capella Aboriginal welcome song with choristers situated around the outskirts of the Great Hall. With the song My house from the musical Matilda by Tim Minchin, the Cantabile group sang in 2 parts with excellent intonation, beautiful tone and empathy for the text. Another highlight was Little Bonsai Tree by Brisbane composer Katharine Ruhle, in which the whole choir captured the fascination of the bonsai tradition. John Rutter’s All things bright and beautiful challenged the Cantabiles to master fine details of rhythm and to paint a colourful musical picture. For the boys the favourite song was undoubtedly The bold gendarmes by Offenbach, for which they devised some entertaining actions.
The 2018 program focusses on music associated with musicals, movies and operas.
Youngsters from the age of 5 are welcome to join the choir.