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We are seeking tenors and basses in particular for our choir.
We are a non-profit community organization whose members pay fees to cover running costs, including the engagement of a professional Music Director and Accompanist.
Our members are from various walks of life, with a rich variety of experience.
The Society is managed entirely by financial members elected to their office at the AGM in accordance with the Constitution – all volunteers who give their time and expertise for which we are most grateful.
The Music Director and Accompanist are members of the Committee ex-officio.
Tickets for the Jenkins Requiem will be available to purchase soon through this website, and will be available for collection on the day of the concert at the venue, from 1/2 hour before commencement of the Concert. Please print out your purchase details and collect tickets from the ticket sales table. Queuing is not necessary.
A new year brings a new program of recitals for 2018, commencing on Sunday the 22nd April with the “Requiem” by Karl Jenkins, which will be performed at Siena College in the Daintree Hall @ 2pm.
Karl Jenkins writes “A Requiem is a Mass for the souls of the dead. In general, I have set the usual Latin movements but, in keeping with my usual trait of drawing from other cultures, I have also set five Japanese haiku ‘death’ poems. Such poems are usually to do with nature, have a single idea, and consist of seventeen syllables divided 5-7-5 over three lines. As one can see from the text, the Japanese view nature’s water cycle (precipitation) as being synonymous with life.
I have combined the Western and Eastern texts in two of the haiku movements. Both are intoned by male voices as a counterpoint to the Japanese text sung by females.” Karl Jenkins 2005
Contact our Secretary Maryann Klemencic (07) 5456 2667