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Young voices herald Spring at the Kyneton Daffodil Festival

Following 2 years of very restricted performances Young Voices of Macedon burst into song at the Bluestone Theatre on 3 September as part of the Kyneton Daffodil Festival.

The program was shared with the Kyneton Primary School Choir, both choirs under the direction of Polly Christie and accompanied by Cathy Hutchison.

The Vivo group from Young Voices charmed the audience with You’ve got a friend in me with well-choreographed actions chosen by their teacher Jess Demare. Actions also featured prominently in the amusing 2-part rendition of Anything you can do, I can do better by the whole choir. The beautiful lullaby Hushabye mountain was also sung by the whole choir in 3 parts, and the stunning rendition of Pure imagination in 2 parts from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory by the Cantabiles moved a number of audience members to tears. There were also intstrumental solos from members of both choirs, including a harp performance by Josie Barnes of Young Voices. A small group of Cantablies showed admirable initiative by organising (without help from teachers) an excellent 2-part performance of Exsultate jubilate, learned by Zoom during lockdown. As a finale to a wonderful concert, all children from both choirs joined in a rousing performance of the rollicking 2-part sea shanty Eye of the needle, which relates the dangers faced by sailing ships navigating the ‘shipwreck coast’ of Victoria.

Young Voices of Macedon looks forward to a busy Term 4, when a number of performances booked.

New members are very welcome.


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