Festival of the Choirs – 16 June 2019
We are delighted to be presenting another celebration of community choral traditions in the Hunter Region.
2pm Sunday 16 June 2019
The Lake Macquarie Performing Arts Centre, Lake St Warners Bay
Entry: $30 / $25 Conc. / Children free
Tickets at the door or phone 4943 1672.
This year we have seven choirs:
Hunter Women of Note directed by Sandy O’Neill has evolved from Women of Note to incorporate a much wider geographical area from its origins in the Port Stephens area. Based on the American tradition of Sweet Adeline singing, the ladies are an a capella chorus presenting a wide variety of repertoire. Their commitment is to share the joy, passion and love of music.
Under Construction Mental Health and Wellbeing Community Choir was formed in 2008. The choir aims to create a socially inclusive program that aims to unlock creative potential through singing. The program aims to develop positive connections, enhanced health, wellbeing, self-esteem and confidence in a fun, engaging compassionate environment. They believe in building resilience through commitment and the meeting of goals and create an optimistic community for their members through movement, singing, musicianship and friendship. Founder: Karen Harmon, Conductor: Kay Lane and Accompanist: Lindsay Christian.
The Song Crew, directed by Julie Fawcett is the product of The Julie Logan School of Music and entertain with their lovely children’s voices.
The Waratah Male Voice Choir and The Lake Singers are both directed by Annette Phillis – a ladies group & a men’s group. They occasionally unite in concerts and sing regular large programs throughout the year.
Counterpoint is a Maitland based Chamber Choir established in 1996. The choir has a maximum number of 24 singers which includes 4 student scholarship members. Membership is by invitation. Their repertoire ranges from early madrigals to modern choral works. They have premiered new works, and perform throughout the Hunter Valley.
Newcastle City Choir was established in 1954, and has a long tradition of serving the community regularly singing in nursing homes and special events. Their conductor is Leanne Sampson and accompanist is Bronwyn MacRitchie, the accompanist of the Waratah Male Voice Choir. Leanne Sampson returned last year after many years working overseas and is creating a new era of fine singing for the group. They will sing a group of Italian opera favourites & an art song.
The finale will be a combined performance of Amen, Go tell it on the Mountain, conducted by Kay Lane.
Sit back & enjoy a splendid afternoon of entertainment.