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Winter to Spring – Kyogle Semitones Benefit Concert

September 9, 2023 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

- $10

The Semitones, Kyogle’s own community choir, will be combining with the Northern Rivers Conservatorium Chamber Strings of for its annual Benefit Concert on September 9.

Mozart’s Laudate Dominum, from the Solemn Vespers, is a hymn of praise which transports listeners to the realm of the angels. Solo soprano Jessica McElroy, a Kyogle local who has appeared with the Twelve Sopranos, will perform the angelic descant which crowns it.

Nigra Sum, by the great cellist Pablo Casals, is a setting of a beautiful passage from the Song of Solomon from the Book of Psalms. Local cellist and alto Louise Lander, will swap voice for bow to join pianist Lindsay McGregor in the lovely accompaniment to an atmospheric song cycle from Canada called A Winter’s Day.

Ubi Caritas is a haunting setting of a Gregorian chant.

Guest performers the NRC Chamber Strings play on their own from sonatas by favorite Baroque composers Handel and Corelli. And  dynamic choir director, Fiona Kerr, has some promising students to introduce to the public.

The program is fascinatingly varied, and roams from Africa to the Caribbean. The lilting Calypso strains of Island in the Sun, made famous by Harry Belafonte, will be familiar to many. There are also some playful Elizabethan madrigals about the cut and thrust of love as well as a round for some audience participation.

The concert proceeds are to benefit Kyogle Public School and Kyogle Lions Community Food Pantry. Afterwards, there will be a warming supper for a gold coin donation.

A raffle is to be drawn with great prizes. Raffle tickets are available prior to the concert at Semitones Choir street stalls.

The concert will be held at the Kyogle Memorial Institute Hall (corner of Summerland Way and Stratheden Street) at 2.30 pm. Admission will be cash only and will cost $10 a  person and children free.

Details

Date:
September 9, 2023
Time:
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost:
$10
Event Categories:
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Venue

Kyogle Memorial Institite Hall
Stratheden Street
Kyogle, 2474
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Details

Date:
September 9, 2023
Time:
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost:
$10
Event Categories:
,

Venue

Kyogle Memorial Institite Hall
Stratheden Street
Kyogle, 2474
+ Google Map