Published on 5 December 2013
The University of the Sunshine Coast’s fledgling choir, USC Singers, will celebrate its successful first year with an end-of-year concert on Wednesday 18 December.
The concert will be performed in conjunction with the Sunshine Coast Youth Orchestra’s (SCYO) Chamber Strings ensemble at the USC campus at Sippy Downs from 7pm.
The SCYO will perform a selection of music as well as accompany USC Singers for Faure’s Requiem, Bach’s Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring and Mozart’s Ave Verum Corpus.
The choir will also perform works by Stephen Leek, Andre Thomas, Eric Whittaker and John Rutter.
USC Singers conductor and Education academic Dr Janet Wyvill said choir membership had increased from 20 to 80 in just six months, prompting the planned launch of two new choir opportunities in 2014 – the USC Chorus and a Student Only Show Choir.
“These will both be exciting additions to the choral scene at USC, which has flourished since we started the group in early 2013,” Dr Wyvill said.
“Since starting the group, the flow of students, staff and community members who are keen to lend their voices to song has only increased.
“We also have a new baby grand piano, which has added to the participation and enthusiasm of members in rehearsals.”
USC Chorus will be an open choir for community members and will have a participation fee to cover choir costs.
The Student Only Show Choir will be a project choir and will run for six weeks at the beginning of Semester 1, 2014. It will be for USC students and senior secondary students and will offer choreography and solo opportunities.
Tickets are $20 adults and $15 concessions. They will be available at the door and online.
For information on choir opportunities, contact Janet Wyvill.
— Jessica Halls