Welcome back! Trust you had a good break and hope Term 2 will be enjoyable and stimulating - it will be a busy one certainly.
This Newsletter will be brief, as yours truly is in the UK, but some information is still able to be sent out, particularly the song titles for the Concert, see below. Diana and many others were really happy with how the choir performed at the ANZAC service. Thank you to all who attended on Easter Sunday and, of course, Diana and Patrice..
You will be delighted to hear that the Southern Area Concert Band now has a new Musical Director, Dr. Andrew Mathers, who will commence officially on 27th May. It will be wonderful for us all to meet him and sing with the band, in due course.
Thank you Sue Beazley, and the Committee, from us all, for arranging the beautiful floral tribute to Gloria Holmes. Gloria was a unique person and will be remembered fondly by so many of us. Thank you also to John Barlow who is going through the fairly complicated process of updating our VW website. More to come of course, but don't forget to check it out - www.vocallywild.org.au
Diana has given us the song list, (order to be confirmed):
There may be a couple of extras - Let it Be/Crazy Little Thing Called Love. - https:Uribe.be/DJGI31BBQ0w
- BRING ME LITTLE WATER SILVY
- BLACK IS THE COLOUR
- HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN
- PEOPLE GET READY
- LIFE IN A NORTHERN TOWN
- THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE
- ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE
- YOUR LOVE KEEPS LIFTING ME HIGHER
- GOODNIGHT SWEETHEART
- SOON I WILL BE DONE.
Cherry and Maggie will organise delivery of the Concert flyer shortly so that you can start encouraging family and friends to come along to the Brighton Town Hall on Friday, 14th June, 8.00 p.m start. Further details, cost, etc on the flyer.
Song selection: Diana, of course, decides on music selection, based on quality of arrangement, learnability, suitability and timeline, but if you have a strong desire to sing a particular favourite, Diana reminds us that it is preferable that you search out a SAB version of sheet music (or SATB as a last resort).
Please check your Diary Dates from the last Newsletter, and if you have any queries please contact any of the Committee members. It is difficult for me to add all the information from this little gadget, so please check the top of the last Newsletter for details.
DIANA CLARK-DE VRIES & CADENCE "SING IN THE TUNE OF THE MOON" - SUNDAY, 2ND JUNE
Diana will be singing some of her new works, together with classics from earlier albums, in a sunset concert with Cadence, at 5.00 p.m on Sunday, 2nd June at St. Agnes Anglican Church, 35 Arkaringa Crescent, Black Rock. Cost: Adults $15, Concession $10, Children under 12 free..
Diana will be holding two more of her Song Circles Singing/Meditation sessions on Sunday, 28th April and Sunday, 26th May at the Castlefield Commumity Centre, 505 Bluff Road, Hampton, from 1.30 to 3.00 p.m. Tickets: $20/$15 pre booked. Https:/trybooking.com or Phone 9598 0662, or pay at the door, $25/20.
Note: Doug de Varies will have some exciting concert events from August. He is currently playing guitar and mandolin in the Opera Australia production of West Side Story at the State Theatre (until 28th April).
Some information passed on by Russel:
DHUNGALA CHORAL CONNECTION
An amazing workshop opportunity for people working with children - a day of professional development for teachers. Date: 28th April. Cost: $60. Location VCA Federation Hall, Grant Street, South Melbourne. Join Deborah Cheetham AO and Jessica Hitchcock as they guide you through cultural stories and songs suitable for Primary age children. The workshop is a collaboration between Short Black Opera and the Boite Schools Chorus 2019. If interested please register on the link - https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/personal-development-day-for-teachers-tickets-59096458097
THE POWER OF HARMONY WORKSHOP
Workshop led by Naomi Crellin and Nick Begbie. Nick is the Leader and Naomi is the Musical Director of Australia's longest running and most awarded a cappella group The Idea of North. They will lead participants through the emotive and expressive power of harmony singing. This all takes place during the Festival of Voices Tasmania, 2019. (We will be getting a group together next year to this Festival and will be able to have similar experiences). For those interested in the 2019 Festival and wish to travel independently, contact https://festivalofvoices.com
I think that's enuf folks for now. I hope you are enjoying being back at choir and getting used to all those songs!! Have you been asked to "Learn Zee Words" yet?
Cheerio from Marske by the Sea, on the coast just off the North Yorks Moors. Beautiful - my little corner of the world. The Marske Fisherman's Choir is celebrating its 50th year this summer. They will be taking part in many events in Whitby. Duncan Vickers, Allan and my Best Man, was the founder of this wonderful bunch of Yorkshiremen. They sing for charity all over Britain, mainly for the RNLI and Cheshire Homes and have recorded many albums over the years. They're the tops in my opinion!! Our dear best man, Duncan, has passed on now, but the lads still sing their sea shanties sporting their navy guernsies! Our 3 grandchildren started school in the local primary yesterday for a term - wonderful experience for them. The twins went on an excursion today (their 2nd day) to climb Roseberry Topping - our local 'mountain'!! Great fun. Lovely weather for "Up North" !!