City Meets Country Choral Weekend

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Forty-seven of the Macquarie Singers from Sydney’s north-west will converge on Young on the weekend of the 25th and 26th of May to join with the Hilltops Choir and members of the Cowra Vocal Ensemble for a unique singing experience.

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Saturday will see a series of workshops for the singers under the direction of two talented and experienced musical directors - Dr Sarah Penicka-Smith (Macquarie Singers) and Rodney Clancy (Hilltops Choir). The evening will then be a time to relax with dinner, socialising and an ‘open mike’ session completing a busy day.

Sunday’s activities will include a morning rehearsal in preparation for a public concert at 2.00 pm in the Young Services Club Auditorium. This concert will showcase a broad range of repertoire from the two choirs.

The finale will feature the 90-strong group of singers presenting their three workshopped songs.

Concert tickets will only be sold at the door. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 concession. Thanks go to the Young Services Club for catering and providing the rehearsal space and concert venue for the weekend.

The Macquarie Singers and their partners, over 60 in the group, have deliberately opted for motel accommodation rather than billeting to help the local economy in a time when many country towns in NSW are suffering from drought conditions.

The local Hilltops Choir, like the Macquarie Singers, is a non-auditioned community choir. Members meet on Monday evenings at the Young Uniting Church Hall for rehearsal from 7.30-9.30 pm. New members are always welcome. For enquiries, contact Tracey on 0418 672 622.

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