You won’t see rabbits being pulled out
of a hat or ladies being sawn in two, but the latest concerts by Cantorus
and Cantabile on the weekend of June 4 and 5 will be magic indeed.
Musical Director, Robyn Ryan, is a highly
respected musician and conductor whose ability to get remarkable results from
both adult and children’s choirs is legendary. “I want this concert series
to demonstrate the full range of what choral music is all about. There will be
light pieces from musicals, beautiful, melodic songs from around the world and
some unforgettable moments from the classics,” she said. “It will be a
true variety concert of the highest quality, and anyone who enjoys Choral
Music will be delighted with it.”
“The female ensemble, Cantabile,
will also feature on the program. This group has been together for several
years and focuses on close four part harmonies in a wide range of styles. For Choral Magic they are preparing some great Barber Shop arrangements
as well as Italian Motets – you can’t get much more variety than that!
Audiences might even get a chance to hear the rare viola da gamba accompanying the motets.”
The Hastings is home to several excellent
youth choirs, and these young people will also be part of the concert series.
Magic will be performed at 7pm on Sat 4 June and 2pm
on Sun 5 June at the Port Macquarie Uniting Church. Tickets are available from
members of Cantorus or from the Port
Macquarie Visitors Centre. Adults $15, Concession $12 and Children $8.
Enquiries: Nellie Wagemaker 6584 3438