Video and photos: Choral Festival delights

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Bringing not just great music but a wonderful sense of community and support, eight choirs from the region performed at our 2nd choral event in BLAYNEY on September 22.

There was such a great mood and so much goodwill at our second regional choral event. A huge thanks to the choirs and choir leaders involved for your participation and ongoing enthusiasm for this idea. We’re already looking at dates for the 3rd Central West Choral Festival in 2020.

Each choir performed up to three songs before everyone piled onto the stage for a big combined number at the end (which sounded fabulous even with only 1 hour of rehearsal). Music ranged from Pink Floyd to a Kenyan song calling for rain to complex classical pieces.

Choirs performing were:

Cauesura (Orange)
Seymour Centre Choir (Bathurst)
Orange Conservatorium Chamber Choir (Orange)
Eclectica (Bathurst)
Come Together (Orange)
Orange Symphonic Choir (Orange)
Allegri Singers (Bathurst)
Panorama Chorus (Bathurst)
Combined Choir – all the choirs together

Thank you to Blayney Shire Council for the use of the venue (such a great venue!) and the Panorama Chorus who put on a delicious fundraiser afternoon tea.

The next big choral event on the region’s calendar is Karl Jenkin’s ‘The Armed Man’ directed by William Moxey to be performed by the Allegri Singers, the Orange Symphony Orchestra, Willoughby Singers, ORC Symphonic Choir, KWS Chamber Strings, Chamber Choir and Koristers in Bathurst on November 2 and in Orange on November 3.

Our Media Associate Margaret Paton was there with her camera so we’ll share some of her images shortly too.

Here’s some short bits on video from the day. See our Instagram for more including Orange Symphonic Choir’s beautiful Pink Floyd medley or our Facebook feed for a live broadcast of the entire combined choirs performance

This is for our friends at Adverse Camber. When you visited us from Wales earlier this year you left behind stories and songs. Tracey's choir Eclectica performing one of the songs you taught them at the 2nd Central West Choral Festival today in Blayney. Adverse Camber

Posted by Arts Outwest on Saturday, September 21, 2019

Above: Ecletica perform a Welsh song taught to them by Adverse Camber from the UK when they visited the region earlier this year.

Cover image: Orange’s Come Together choir.

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