The acclaimed Gondwana Indigenous Children’s Choir is spreading the word around Cairns that new singers are welcome!
Gondwana has offered an open invitation for Indigenous children aged nine to 15 years to join a set of three rehearsals and experience not only what it’s like to sing with a choir, but to do so under expert guidance of Lauren Hannay, Stephanie Grenning and Patrice Hogan.
The three rehearsals are on Mondays 5, 12 and 19 November from 4 to 6pm at Cairns State High School. The last part of the third rehearsal becomes a concert where the youngsters will sing for their family and friends from 5pm.
To join in, contact Alice on 0452 090 778 or email – firstname.lastname@example.org
World renowned children’s conductor Lyn Williams OAM, who established the Cairns based ensemble ten years ago, said that her Gondwana Indigenous Children’s Choir was always a welcoming and outgoing group, “No need to be shy here! We create an extremely friendly atmosphere and this is a great chance for children to give the choir a try, we are sure they will love it.”
Williams said that the experience of singing with ‘GICC’ was not only joyful but that it could lead to amazing experiences. “The young ones have a lot of fun and really enjoy learning new music, making new friends and learning how to get the best out of themselves.
“We have a rich history of teaching and commissioning new music in Indigenous languages, and that adds another rewarding dimension to what we offer.
“Many of our singers have found themselves in places they never would have imagined – performing around Australia, in Europe and on footy fields in front of 80,000 Aussie rules fans.
“It is a magical journey and we welcome new friends.”