Douglas has been a professional food writer since 1986. He is also an award-winning actor and director in Community Theatre and has been for many years. His blog may be found at: www.urbaneguerilla.wordpress.com
Enter the festive season with a smile and a song
For its final concert of the year, on Sunday 26 November, Swan Harmony Singers has a program ranging from Scottish folk and 1960s pop to groovy Burt Bacharach and heart-lifting John Rutter.
With Christmas fast approaching, catchy seasonal numbers will also feature when the choir takes the stage at the Salvation Army Citadel in Swan View.
The Swan Harmony Singers (Photograph courtesy of The Swan Harmony Singers)
The ever-popular California Dreamin' was inspired by a dream about balmy west coast weather during a freezing New York winter, while Bob Dylan's To Make You Feel My Love is quite simply a number the choir loves singing.
The Skye Boat Song, originally about the escape of Bonnie Prince Charlie after the Battle of Culloden, has recently enjoyed renewed popularity as the title song for the TV series Outlander, with lyrics from a Robert Louis Stevenson poem adapted for the plotline.
Rugby fans will probably want to join the chorus of The Fields of Athenry, the Irish rugby team anthem, but the most topical song on the program has to be Burt Bacharach's What the World Needs Now.
The concert will be followed by a scrumptious afternoon tea. The Swan Harmony Singers' final concert will take place at 3:00pm on Sunday 26 November 2017 at the Salvation Army Citadel, 371 Morrison Road (opp. Swan View Primary School), Swan View.
Tickets cost $20 (adults), (Concessions $15) Children under 10 free. Tickets include afternoon tea. For more details or to book tickets Anna Wright 9299 7249 or Mundaring Community Bank on 9295 6411.