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Far Horizons Concert

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by Jenny Esots (subscribe)
A freelance writer and traveller who likes to explore the spiritual, literary and hidden gems of Adelaide and beyond.
Celebrate the spirit of Australia
Celebrate the Spirit of Australia.

Illumina Choir
Illumina Choir

Two choirs will join together on May the 4th, in glorious harmonies, in celebration of the spirit of Australia. The concert is entitled Far Horizons. The two choirs are the Illumina choir from South Australia and the Women of Note choir from Bendigo, Victoria.

South Australia is privileged to host one concert at Burnside City Uniting Church. The concert also travels to Victoria to be performed in Bendigo.

The program follows the theme of journey, travel and adventure. It has been described as time for two great women's choirs, from two great states of Australia, to come together and sing. The choirs aim to sing songs that will invigorate your love of Australia.

Far Horizons
Far Horizons

The choirs will sing en masse and also showcase their individual talents to bring you iconic songs by Australian composers such as Paul Jarman and Frank Hutchens. Of particular note, however, are the original compositions and arrangements by Illumina's music director, Rosemary Nairn OAM.

Rosemary Nairn choir leader of Illumina
Rosemary Nairn choir leader of Illumina

Rosemary Nairn has been associated with choirs of all age groups for nearly 50 years and still looks forward to new challenges associated with music and people.

The program will cover plenty of musical ground in its vocal exploration of Indigenous Australia, The Sailing Ships, Pioneers & Explorers, The Australian Settlers, Our First Saint, The Australian Bush, and Our Great South Land.

Illumina is a vibrant women's choir with over 40 members who enjoy a love of singing, music and harmony. Under the guidance of their music director, Rosemary Nairn OAM, the choir has built a sound reputation, specialising in performing a wide range of music.
Illumina is not for profit and supports community health projects associated with women, children and families.

Women of Note, from Bendigo, is a community-based choir with a membership of around 55. Like Illumina, the choir has a wide-ranging repertoire, which includes classical, traditional, folk and popular music plus some new Australian works. They are guided and supported by their Music Director, Laura Dusseljee.

Afternoon tea time
Afternoon tea time

Afterwards, join the choirs for a chat and afternoon tea. Tickets $20 at the door or phone Megan 0403 205 032 (light refreshments included.)
For further information phone Rosemary Nairn 0419 832 187.
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When: Sunday 4th of May, 2014 at 2pm
Where: Burnside City Uniting Church, 384 Portrush Road, Tusmore
Cost: $20
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