Ben started singing at school in Year 5 and has been singing in choirs ever since. He has sung with the Buderim Male Singers, Caloundra Chorale and has competed in Eisteddfods. Then he discovered the Queensland Youth Choir under Sandra Milliken. The Queensland Youth Choir represented Australia at Festival 500 (a biannual music and singing extravaganza in St Johns Newfoundland Canada) where Ben performed Carl Orff’s ‘Carmina Burana’ in a massed choir of 8,000 voices conducted by Bobby McFerrin. They also did a Northern European tour of Finland, Sweden, Estonia and England. During this time, Ben was lucky enough to take lessons with Jason Barry-Smith. He then moved on to Resonance of Birralee Voices under the wonderful talent of Paul Holly. Whilst with Resonance, he was grateful to be one of 12 backup singers for Eric Idel’s ‘He’s not the Messiah’. Moving to Melbourne Ben joined Concordis Chamber Choir with Andrew Hunter, an accomplished chorale conductor. Ben is grateful to continue his vocal journey the Sunshine Coast Choral Society.
PERFORMANCE: “A Celebration of Christmas”
DATE AND TIME: 8th December at 2 p.m.
VENUE: Gregson and Weight Memorial Chapel, 119 Wises Road, Buderim
TICKETS: On Sale at the door (cash only) or by phoning Yvonne on 0431 550 713