A cappella at its most sensational
"…the best contemporary vocal quartet in Australia."
- James Morrison
The winners of the most prestigious a cappella singing competition in the world, The Idea of North are set to inspire with their own brand of inspirational music, ranging from jazz and soul to gospel, contemporary and original.
Regarded by its peers as one of the best and most unique live musical acts in Australia, The Idea of North has reinvented a cappella and taken it to new heights. Their stunning visual presence and incredible sound has built them a legion of adoring fans here and across the globe.
In 2003 they won The Harmony Sweepstakes in the USA - the largest a cappella competition in the world - and were the first overseas group to win in the 21-year history of the event. They then travelled to California as host group for the event in April 2004. In the 2005 US CARA Awards (Contemporary A Capella Recording Awards), The Idea of North was awarded Best Jazz Album and Best Original Jazz Song.
"…measured and absorbing. Like ABBA dipped in velvet."
- Sydney Morning Herald
You will love this Group!
THE IDEA OF NORTH
Saturday 12 8.00pm $40 The J
Duration: approximately 2 hours including interval.
Downloadable: Full 'The Noosa Longweekend' Festival Programme
Event Name: The Noosa Longweekend
Dates (2008): 4-13 July 2008
Location: various venues and locations throughout the Noosa Shire
Telephone: 07 5474 9941
Fax: 07 5474 9940
Combine arts and culture with sun and sand at The Noosa Longweekend in one of the world's most enviable destinations. The Noosa Longweekend is an annual 10-day festival of theatre, dance, music, visual arts, food, film, literature and thought-provoking, barrier-breaking forums, that has become recognised as one of Australia's foremost regional cultural events. The Noosa Longweekend offers a unique cultural experience that engages audiences with a quality artistic program, world-class cuisine, and the stunning natural environment unique to Noosa. Established in 2002 by prominent Australian playwright David Williamson, his wife Kristin and former Berlin Philharmonic violinist Brett Dean, the festival continues to attract some of Australia's and the world's best artists, performers, writers, film-makers, musicians, environmentalists and commentators.
The 2008 program includes Amanda Muggleton, Max Gillies, Opera Australia, Circa, Geraldine Doogue, Barrie Cassidy, Maggie Beer, John Buchanan, Kaz Cooke, Hugh Mackay, Monsieur Camembert, The Idea of North, Sara Storer. Plus an extensive free community program including lots of school holiday activities for kids, teens and families.
Noosa's unique geography and village-style atmosphere provide the inspiring backdrop for this festival that offers visitors beautiful beaches and national parks, fabulous food and culture - nourishment for the body, mind and soul. A celebration that embraces diversity, The Noosa Longweekend presents a broad program of ticketed, low-cost and free events that entertains, enlivens and inspires its many different audiences.
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