Sapphire Coast Singing with Choir Concerts
Image: Spirit Allegro at their recent performance in the Four Wind’s Windsong Pavilion on 3 June 2018.
Spirit Allegro Chamber Choir from Pambula and Heartsong Choir from Bega are creating a weekend of performances on the Far South Coast.
On the weekend of 30th June and 1st July you will not be far from one of four choir concerts taking place at locations along the Sapphire Coast.
Pambula based Spirit Allegro will be performing music Inspired by Folk. Music Director David Francis says “we’ve put together a program of music which reflects the diverse heritage of the members of our choir with music from France, Norway, Germany, the British Isles and of course Australia’…’A lot of the songs we are singing tell tales of love and lost love and many of the tunes will be familiar. We’ve got a drinking song and a lullaby in the mix and promise to send the audience home singing!”
You can catch Spirit Allegro’s performances at Twyford Hall, Merimbula on Saturday and Wolumla Memorial Hall on Sunday – both performances start at 2pm.
Heartsong are performing a program of Music to Warm your Heart with their first performance in their home of St John’s Bega at 7pm on Saturday evening. They will be joined by members of Bega District Brass Band and together they will bring the warmth and joy of choral singing to a winter’s night. Heartsong are then presenting a second concert in Quaama School of Arts Hall on Sunday afternoon at 1pm. Geoffrey Badger, Heartsong’s Music Director says “our program spans five centuries of sublime choral music including Byrd, Bruckner and Tallis. The rich sound of The Bega District Brass Band combined with the choir will warm your heart and lift your soul.”
These concerts reflect what a significant pastime singing is within our communities. It’s true to say that on most nights of the week people get together to sing and rehearse in towns up and down the South Coast. Earlier this month four local choirs came together to raise funds to bring a choir from East Timor to Australia in 2020, and choirs from Eurobodalla and Bega Valley Shires will gather for The Spring Sing at Four Winds in September for a day celebrating singing and the communities that sing together.
Details of the events can be found at Spirit Allegro, Heartsong and Spring Sing.