Term 4 2019 News


October is a busy month for Young Voices of Macedon as they prepare for their annual concert Global Journeys. With songs from 10 countries the children have become multi-lingual, mastering texts in 3 Aboriginal languages, along with German, Greek, Japanese and Zulu, and have embraced a wide range of styles. The very important Australian content features a Wurundjeri welcome round and 2 songs from the collection Dhungala Choral Connection Song Book written by Deborah Cheetham AO and Jessica Hitchcock of Short Black Opera, and recorded by the Dhungala Children’s Choir.

In addition, the Cantabiles have learned a traditional Greek fishing song, the popular Japanese song Sanpo (featured in an animated children’s film), Heidenröslein by Schubert and the South African hymn Siyahamba (sung a- capella with adults taking the lowest parts). There will also be songs in English from Australia, America, England, Scotland and Ireland.

The choir is very fortunate in having Amelia (Milly) Jones, a soprano and soloist with the Australian Chamber Choir, to work with them in the weeks leading up to the concert. Milly will also be the guest artist at the concert, to be held on Sunday 27 October @ 2.30 pm at the Church of the Resurrection, Macedon.Tickets: $10/5. Bookings: Trybooking.com

From early November the choir will learn Christmas songs in preparation for the Gisborne Carols by Candlelight on Sunday 8 December and the Service of Readings and Carols at the Church of the Resurrection, Macedon on Sunday 15 December. On the latter occasion the children will have the opportunity of singing with an adult choir and pipe organ.