Sacred Heart Primary School will enter a choir as part of the masterclasses in the first part of this year’s inaugural Festival of 1000 Voices to be held this Saturday.
The junior choir will join choirs from Wangaratta and Nathalia along with local experienced choir, Lakeside Voices.
Following the masterclasses one of Melbourne’s most exciting choirs, THECHO!R will be performing.
THE CHO!R delivers a dynamic performance and is the largest non-auditioned community adult choir and performs extensively throughout Victoria, Australia.
Created and directed by Dr Jonathon Welch AM, THECHO!R is now in its tenth year of fantastic performances and has over 130 current singing members aged between 18 - 89.
Their diverse and innovative repertoire, spanning all genres from contemporary to jazz, swing, opera, musical theatre and rock, can be heard on Saturday, March 10, 7:30pm at Yarrawonga Town Hall.
Event Chairman Andrew Brown said the event will be hosted by local choir group, Lakeside Voices.
“We are very excited to have Jonathon Welch and his choirs coming, it’s a real coup for our first festival,” Andrew said.
The festival weekend is made up of Choir Masterclasses, Saturday evening concert and a massed choir concert starring “The Choir of Hard Knocks” on the Sunday.
Also featured will be the Indigenous “Dhungala Children’s Choir” from Shepparton, directed by popular soprano, composer and educator Deborah Cheetham AO.
“This is going to be a real spectacle and we are excited to bring this to Yarrawonga Mulwala,” Andrew said.
“Our local choir, Lakeside Voices has been preparing for this festival for weeks.
“As host choir and ambassadors for the festival, they will be wearing uniform polo shirts featuring a unique Festival of 1000 Voices logo.
“All the festival participants have expressed excitement at being given this opportunity
to sing in our festival and are looking forward to the experience enormously,” Andrew Brown said.
Tickets available at Yarrawonga Mulwala Tourism (Tegan) phone: (03) 5744 1989 or at the town hall 30 minutes prior to each performance.