Exciting year ahead for Young Voices of Macedon
Young Voices of Macedon finished 2022 with great joy in singing with the choir of the Anglican Parish of Gisborne, members of the Australian Chamber Choir and organist John Giacchi in the annual Service of Readings and Carols at the Church of the Resurrection, Macedon. On this occasion our young Vivo group delighted the congregation with The Carol of the cat and mouse, while the older Cantabile group performed the beautiful Ukrainian Carol of the bells. Our children also had the privilege of performing an arrangement of King Jesus hath a garden by John Rutter with its brilliant organ accompaniment.
2023 promises to be an exciting year of learning, singing, socialisation and performance for this community children’s choir. Under the direction of teachers Jess Demare and Peter Hagen and accompanist Cathy Hutchison, the choir has groups for younger and older children. Children are engaged in vocal development, musicianship, movement, language and part-singing in a friendly environment, with songs from classical, jazz, folk, popular, music theatre and opera traditions. This year’s repertoire includes songs by Australian composer Paul Jarman and the exciting new song cycle The lost words by noted British choral conductor and composer James Burton.
Our first major performance for the year will be at the Choralfest at Montsalvat in May. Thursday 2 February sees our first open rehearsal at the Norma Richardson Hall, Buckalnd Street, Woodend, when interested children and parents may come along to see and hear the choir in action. Visit yvmacedon.org.au