Busy times ahead for Young Voices
After a chilly but very exciting end of Term 2 when our choir performed outdoors at the opening of the Woodend Winter Arts Festival, we are now focussed on preparation for our annual concert on 10 September at the Church of the Resurrection, Macedon. Entitled The music makers after the poem by Arthur O’Shaughnessy, the program will feature one of the many settings of this beautiful text. Our 2 groups – Vivos (5-8 yrs) and Cantabiles (9+) will perform separately and together, and some of our children will have the opportunity to perform solo items. A very special contributor to the concert will be our guest artist Elspeth Bawden, a young Kyneton soprano who sings with the Australian Chamber Choir and who recently excelled as soloist in a performance in Macedon of the Mozart Requiem. Elspeth’s voice may be heard on the soundtracks of numerous Animé films and video games, and she is very keen to support the work of our choir.
In other exciting news our Cantabile group has been invited to take part in a performance of Sea dreaming, a substantial work for children’s choir that was composed by Elena Kats-Chernin for the opening ceremony of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. Our choristers will join with the Bendigo Youth Ensemble and choirs from Girton College, along with the Bendigo Symphony Orchestra for 2 performances at Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo late in November. This promises to be a wonderful and memorable experience for our singers.
New members are very welcome.