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Top childrens choir heads for Innisfail

The outstanding musicianship of national choir Gondwana Voices will be heard on the Cassowary Coast with a free performance at the Innisfail Shire Hall next week.

The performance kicks off on Thursday 11 October from 1pm with Gondwana Voices, a national children’s choir for treble singers being led by renowned conductor Mark O’Leary and pianist is Susanne Powell.

They will perform contemporary choral music such as Kenneth Lampl’s touching Lie Light Dear Heart and a Finnish folk song How Lonely is Your Shore.

Executive Director of Gondwana Choirs Bernie Heard said the visit is part of a Queensland regional tour that also takes in Rockhampton, Mackay, Townsville and Cairns. 

“It is a showcase for the joy of singing and an inspiration for youngsters,” said Ms Heard.

“A highlight of this tour is the opportunity for local children to hear our renowned Gondwana Voices choir in concert. 

“We are just delighted to bring our young singers to Innisfail with a purpose to share the love of singing, perform new repertoire, and show what can be achieved when young voices are nurtured and given the chance to shine.”

Doors open at 12.30pm for a 1.00pm start. Entry is free.

The tour runs from 5 - 13 October and is supported by Rio Tinto (Principal Partner sponsor of the Gondwana Indigenous Children’s Choir), the Queensland Government Department of Premier and Cabinet, and the Queensland Government’s Regional Arts Development Fund, through the Cassowary Coast Regional Council.