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WINTER TO SPRING WITH VOICES AND STRINGS

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WINTER TO SPRING WITH VOICES AND STRINGS

 

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. The great composers have been inspired to write some of their most soaring and transcending music for this combination of choir and orchestra.

Mozart’s Laudate Dominum, from the Solemn Vespers, is a hymn of praise which transports us 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.

We have our own fine cellist in alto Louise Lander, who swaps 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.

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

But 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. Then we have some playful Elizabethan madrigals about the cut and thrust of love. And there is even 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.

WINTER TO SPRING WITH VOICES AND STRINGS Poster

WINTER TO SPRING WITH VOICES AND STRINGS

WINTER TO SPRING

Kyogle Semitones Benefit Concert

Saturday September 9 at 2.30 pm

Kyogle Memorial Hall, corner of Summerland Way and Stratheden Street

Admission cash only $10, children free

 

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Italian Renaissance Alive

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Italian Renaissance Alive

 

Experience the beauty and brilliance of the Italian masters in “Italian Renaissance Alive,” an immersive journey celebrating Europe’s cultural rebirth. This extraordinary exhibition, from the creators of Van Gogh Alive, takes you on a mesmerising adventure through the 14th to 17th centuries, showcasing masterpieces by some of history’s most renowned artists, including Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, Caravaggio, and more.

“Italian Renaissance Alive” brings to life the era’s explosion of art, culture, architecture, sculpture, and literature. As you step into this breathtaking digital multi-sensory gallery, you’ll be surrounded by the grandeur and elegance that defined the Renaissance period. The exhibition is designed to immerse you in the sights and sounds of the time, creating an unforgettable experience that transcends traditional art displays.

Witness iconic works like the awe-inspiring Sistine Chapel ceiling, the enigmatic Mona Lisa, and the enchanting Birth of Venus. These masterpieces are presented in stunning detail, allowing you to appreciate the intricacies and genius of the artists’ techniques. Accompanied by a powerful operatic musical score, the exhibition enhances your sensory experience, evoking the emotions and atmosphere of the Renaissance.

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Through “Italian Renaissance Alive”, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the cultural and intellectual movements that shaped the modern world. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to be transported back in time and experience the Renaissance like never before.

EVENT DETAILS:

  • When – on until the 4th of August
  • Where – HOTA, Gold Coast
  • Price – from $29
  • TicketsAvailable here.

 

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Horizon

 

There is a place between sea and sky – a sacred realm, where the sun rises and falls and the light is new.

From two of the world’s great First Nations comes a brand-new work: Horizon. Some call it a feeling, some call it the mother spirit. It’s the place where sea meets sky, the horizon we all look to, the compass that guides us home.

In Bangarra Dance Theatre’s first main stage cross-cultural collaboration, leading Māori choreographer Moss Te Ururangi Patterson joins beloved Bangarra alumna Deborah Brown. Together they guide the award-winning ensemble in stories that honour their mother countries and the spirit that calls them home.

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Brown is a proud descendent of the Wakaid Clan and Meriam people in the Torres Strait, with heritage from far across the seas in Scotland. She carries strength and resilience from her ancestors. Patterson was born in Turangi near Lake Taupō, and describes the sense of home as something alive, that he carries like a beating heart.

To open the program, Saibailayg (Saibai Islander) Sani Townson expands his acclaimed work Kulka, debuted in Dance Clan in 2023, to make a thrilling opening piece paying homage to Sani’s grandfather and his Torres Strait heritage.

Come explore the cultural forces that bind us together, across oceans and eons. Experience the resilience of the First Peoples of the Oceania region, that extends across the continent now known as Australia, the Torres Strait Islands and Aotearoa, our southern neighbour.

Horizon is a double bill opening with Kulka by Bangarra alum Sani Townson, followed by the primary piece, The Light Inside, choreographed by Bangarra alum Deborah Brown and Māori choreographer and Arts Laureate Moss Te Ururangi Patterson.

EVENT DETAILS:

  • When – 8-17 of August
  • Where – QPAC
  • Price – from $59
  • TicketsAvailable here.

 

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ANDY GOLLEDGE BAND – ‘YOUNG, DUMB & WILD’ ALBUM TOUR

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ANDY GOLLEDGE BAND – ‘YOUNG, DUMB & WILD’ ALBUM TOUR

 

Prepare yourself for an unforgettable musical adventure as the Andy Golledge Band embarks on their ‘Young, Dumb & Wild’ Album Tour 2024. Slated for release on April 19, 2024, the album captures the essence of life’s transitions, celebrating the beauty of ageing, the excitement of new love, and the thrill of exploring new environments.

The title track, ‘Young, Dumb & Wild,’ stands out as a powerful anthem that transcends superficial notions of youth to delve into the core of creative freedom. This single follows the earlier release of ‘Country Band’ in late 2023, a lively road trip anthem that celebrates the many forms of love in various relationships. Together, the tracks weave a seamless narrative, encapsulating the highs and lows of life’s twists and turns.

Andy Golledge, a prominent figure in the Australian alt-country scene, aims to deliver a mature and cohesive experience with this album, showcasing his unique ‘Alt-Country-esque Dad Rock’ style. Following the success of his debut album, ‘Strength of a Queen,’ which won ‘Best Independent Country Album/EP’ at the AIR Awards 2023, Andy Golledge continues to make waves in the music scene. His debut album charted impressively on ARIA’s Top Vinyl Albums and Australian Country Albums, earning nominations at the ARIA Awards 2022 and CMAA Golden Guitar Awards 2023.

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An Andy Golledge show promises to be both exhilarating and unpredictable. The band features some of the most respected musicians in the Australian alt-country/Americana scene, including Leroy Lee (guitar/vocals), Caitlin Harnett (banjo/vocals), Nick Ryan (bass), and Josh Piltz (drums). Their performances range from tender moments that bring tears to rollicking numbers that make you dance wildly.

Don’t miss the chance to experience the spectacle of the ‘Young, Dumb & Wild’ Album Tour. Grab your tickets now and pre-order the album, available with exclusive merch bundles you won’t want to miss!

EVENT DETAILS:

  • When – Friday 24th of May at 6:30pm
  • Where – Bangalow Bowlo
  • Price – from $33.40
  • TicketsAvailable here.

 

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