Festival of Choirs prepares to kick-off in Kiama

IN TUNE: The Kiama Probus Men’s Choir are ready to perform at the 2017 Festival of Choirs. Photo: Supplied.
IN TUNE: The Kiama Probus Men’s Choir are ready to perform at the 2017 Festival of Choirs. Photo: Supplied.

A selection of six talented choirs will serenade the Kiama community at a spring musical celebration to be held at the Kiama Pavilion on Sunday, October 8.

The Rotary Club of Kiama will once again host the popular Festival of Choirs, to welcome in the spring and to help raise funds in support of local and international humanitarian projects.

Kiama Rotary supports many worthy projects such as free Mental Health First Aid Courses and international Polio Eradication.

Some old favourites, and two new choirs, The Sounds Live Chorus from Bathurst, are joining the festival.

The The Illawarra Junior Vocal Ensemble is an initiative developed by the Department of Education. It is a wonderful opportunity for public school students from years three to six to excel in vocal performance.

The Illawarra Junior Vocal Ensemble is coordinated by Sonia Milgate, Bede Darcey, Kate Whitworth and Lynda Murphy and rehearses each week at Corrimal East Public School.

This year their repertoire is based on the theme of 'Travelling Around The World'.

Shoalhaven Lydian Singers is a community based choir of about 60 members. Each year they perform a number of major concerts with a diversity of music from jazz to classical. 

The Kiama Probus Men’s Choir, formed in 1987, will also take to the stage.

The choirs which will perform on the day include:

  • Illawarra Youth Vocal Ensemble
  • Kiama Probus Men’s Choir
  • Shoalhaven Lydian Singers
  • Sing Gong Go
  • Sounds Live Chorus from Bathurst
  • Southern Lights Vocal Academy

Doors will open at 1.00pm on Sunday, October 8, 2017 and the concert will run for three hours from 1.30pm to 4.30pm. Light refreshment will also be served on the day.

To ensure a seat, it is recommended that advance tickets be purchased from Kiama Newsagency at 68 Terralong Street, Kiama. A limited number of tickets will also be available for purchase at the door.

Tickets for adults cost $30, concession holders $25, children aged five to 17 years $10 and a family of four pay $50. For more information please contact Rotarian Geoff Cole at 0409 771 959.