30 October 2014
A concert of superb choral works called ‘Summer Sings’ is set to delight audiences at St Mark’s Anglican Church, Buderim, from 7pm on Wednesday 12 November.
The 60-voice combined choirs of the University of the Sunshine Coast – the USC Chorale and USC Singers – will deliver an exciting program that includes classics through to songs by contemporary Australian composers.
It will feature works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Gabriel Faure, Graeme Morton, Emma Lou Diemer, John Rutter and more.
Conductor and choir founder Dr Janet Wyvill said the two University choirs would perform separately before combining for a number of songs.
USC started with one choir of 23 staff and students in March 2013. There are now two separate choirs with staff, students and community members – all with a passion for singing great choral works.
“Choir members are often surprised by how far they come in such a short time,” Dr Wyvill said.
“Many started with me last year not being able to read music and being quite concerned about coming back into a choir after, for some, 30 or more years. But the joy of singing was never lost.
“I am extremely proud of the work all the choir members have taken on, stretching many singers beyond where they thought they would ever go.
“There is a real sense of team and community within the choir. The combination of staff, students and community allows the choir to be unique within the tertiary institutions.
“There is no other choir like this within Australia and the benefits and links it creates with the community and between staff and students is immeasurable.”
Entry to the performance is by gold coin donation to St Mark’s Anglican Church.
— Jane Cameron