Noosa Chorale is spoiling itself and its audiences by putting together a program of popular choral works for its Choral Gold concert, on Sunday 27 November.
The first part of the program is called the Ultimate Mass, Ultimate because it is made up of contributions which Music Director, Leonard Spira regards as the best of each composer. In these days of choice, why not choose the best of each famous composer to put together a Mass for choral singing? It is also a challenging experience for the choir to change from a composer like Vivaldi, whose wonderful Gloria is part of the Ultimate Mass to Haydn and then Bach.
And for those with a nostalgic sense of loyalty to our British heritage, the selections from Haydn's Nelson Mass will strike a chord with
The concert takes on a very different character in the second half of the program by launching into a selection of favourite opera choruses. Again versatility is at the forefront as we immerse ourselves in the Russia of the Tsars with selections from Boris Godounov and then head to warmer climates in Spain for the Grand Procession from Carmen and the Prisoners' Chorus from Fidelio and then leap back in time to Egypt for the Chorus of Hebrew Slaves from Nabucco and the Triumphal March from Aida.
This new approach to a choral concert will be matched by the use of new rostrums which the Chorale will use for the first time and which will significantly improve the presentation of the Chorale at future concerts. The new risers will have four levels as opposed to the three level risers the Chorale has been using and singers will be more concentrated in the centre rather than being so spread out across the stage.
The Chorale is grateful to the Queensland Government's Gambling Community Benefit Fund which provided $6212 to Noosa Chorale for the construction of new risers. The Chorale is also grateful to local member, Cate Molloy, who supported Noosa Chorale in their grant application.
With increasing costs of producing concerts like Choral Gold, the Chorale is also grateful to Noosa Council for a grant under the Events Support Scheme. The Events Support Grant helps to achieve the Chorale's aim of a community choir bringing great music to local audiences at affordable prices.
Chorale Gold will start at on Sunday 27 November in the Bicentennial Hall. Tickets are concession priced at $18 and are available from Mary Ryan's Books,
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