Spring Fling Choir Spectacular in Yass
Southern Tablelands Arts is again presenting a combined choir’s concert at the Yass Soldiers Memorial Hall on at 2pm Saturday the 27th of October.
The choirs featured will be Yass Favourites, Maisie’s Choir and the Kitchen Band and the Good Vibes Choir. This year 3 other choirs have been invited to sing. The Dante Musica Viva Choir from Canberra will bring back the Italian flavour that has been very popular in the preceding years and the Canberra Community Voices Choir will fill the hall with song on their first tour to Yass. The Bridge to Sing Choir an accessible choir originally funded by the Country Arts Support Program (CASP) will bring their joyous love of singing to cap off this fantastic event.
Maisie’s Choir was formed by Southern Tablelands Arts in 2015 in response to a need for creative ageing strategies in the Yass Valley. The members sense of community, fellowship and love of singing saw them quickly become an icon in Yass. Led by Heather Bullock the choir have a strong interest in learning more and developing their singing and maintain healthy active lives.
Good Vibes Choir were formed by local choir leader Jacqueline Hansson in 2017. The aim of the choir was to continue to promote singing in the local community. The choir have since performed at many local events and have grown from strength to strength.
The Bridge to Sing Choir was formed in Goulburn in 2017 as a stepping stone for young people with disabilities to continue singing once they had left school with the intention being a bridge into mainstream choirs. The choir has instead become a strong community with members from other choirs regularly joining the Bridge to Sing crew along with the local ukulele group accompanying and has seen the choir perform at many public events. This will be the choirs first regional performance.
Canberra Community Voices aims to inspire as many people in the community as possible to come together to make beautiful music in a supportive and fun environment. They want each and every individual to enjoy and feel fulfilled by the music making process and believe that the musical journey (learning and fellowship) is as important as the destination (performing for an audience).
The Dante Musica Viva was formed under the direction of Francesco Sofo and Corinne Tarnawski in early 2005. DMV is made up of members of the Dante Alighieri Society of Canberra, whose love of Italian language and music has led them to share this passion with others through song. The DMV is supported by members of Canberra’s Mandolin Orchestra and other local musicians, led by musical director Francesco Sofo, and jointly conducted by Francesco Sofo and Saverio Palma. We sing all types of Italian music, ranging from traditional folk pieces to opera arias.
With each choir performing some of their favourites and the combined choirs singing together the event promises to again bring the magic of community of choirs to the attention of Yass Valley.
This is a free event and we encourage everyone to bring their families and friends for an afternoon of song and community in the Memorial Hall. A light afternoon tea will be available for a gold coin donation. For more information contact 4823 4407 or [email protected] or visit www.southerntablelandsarts.com.au
Event details: 2pm Saturday 27th October, Yass Soldiers Memorial Hall, 88 Comur St Yass. FREE
Here is a link for the video of last years performance with Maisie’s and the Dante Musica Viva Choir.