The South Coast Choral and Arts Society 35-voice choir will present its annual Easter Concert in the Newland Memorial Church at 2pm on Sunday, March 25.
The venue has exceptional acoustic qualities and the unique architecture ensures an uninterrupted view of proceedings from all seats.
The program includes a variety of musical items with wide appeal, from the chorus from Handel’s Messiah to excerpts from Sister Act, a formula for enjoyment that keeps drawing capacity crowds at every performance by this choir.
The choir is thrilled to have secured the talents of acclaimed baritone Andrew Turner, who has toured extensively with State Opera SA and has performed many roles for Opera Australia.
His repertoire will include the Holy City and excerpts from The Messiah. There will also be performances by clarinet player Shirley Will with her daughter Matilda on flute.
This combination of talent will be a huge bonus for music lovers.
Alan Field and Marie Harris will share the conducting roles with Marie also as emcee. Jenny Boag and Margaret Mathieson, as accompanists, will complete the talented team working together to ensure a top-class professional production.
Concerts are performed by the South Coast Choral and Arts Choir three times a year and are always well attended, so folk are urged to book to avoid disappointment. Tickets are available at Swan’s Pharmacy for $15 or at the door unless sold out beforehand.
Granite Band’s fundraising
The Granite Community Band has set up a direct fundraiser so it can increase and upgrade its stock of music stand lights.
For the last three years, the band has owned and managed a small amount of the lights which they have used during shows and also loaned to other groups to use.
It is time for the band to replenish the stocks; they aim to buy 30 to get numbers “up to where they need to be”.
The band is asking for small donations to be made by direct debit, credit card or mail – email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.