With only a few weeks until Allegri Singers’ performances of Almost Christmas, Musical Director, William Moxey is putting the choir through its paces, shaping and polishing each item to be at its best.
In the approach to Christmas, part of the program comprises a variety of Christmas songs, with some given a contemporary treatment.
The remainder of the show is an eclectic mix of ancient and modern, sacred and secular. William’s thoughtful selection will have a broad appeal to all those who appreciate fine music and share his strong belief in the power of music to move performers and audiences alike. Each of the items chosen has a story to tell, and the ensemble brings those stories to life to involve listeners in the narrative.
The Allegri Singers are fortunate to have among its members several outstanding solo performers. Sopranos Bethany Carter and Kathy Powell are well known to Bathurst audiences; each brings a special, distinctive quality to her performance, and they will have solo parts in the program. Luke Moxey, the choir’s accompanist, will join forces with guest performer, violinist Ivy Hawker. 16-year-old Ivy has been playing violin since the age of 5 and has spent the last two years studying with Lorraine Moxey. She enjoys playing with small groups, and is sure to bring a fresh, young spirit to the ensemble.
As with many life skills, a musical production requires a good deal of effort to make the final result appear effortless. In preparation, rehearsals can evoke sweat and tears. In performance, the choir’s audiences have often been visibly moved. In the presentation of this delightful selection of musical pieces, participants and listeners can expect to experience, at the very least, a warm inner glow!
Times and venues:
Sunday 13 November, 2 pm at the Uniting Church, Bathurst.
Saturday 19 November, 2 pm at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church, Cowra.
Tickets: adult $35, concession $30, children accompanied by an adult enter free of charge.
Tickets online for both performances via trybooking.com or at the door.
For the Bathurst performance only, from BooksPlus – cash only.