These SCU graduating singers will perform for the public next week as part of their final exams. Pictured are (seated l-r) Toni Knapman and Maximiliano Deichler with (rear l-r) Belinda Kelly, Kyra Smith, Charlotte Lock, Charlotte Marshall, Amie Stuart, Ru
These SCU graduating singers will perform for the public next week as part of their final exams. Pictured are (seated l-r) Toni Knapman and Maximiliano Deichler with (rear l-r) Belinda Kelly, Kyra Smith, Charlotte Lock, Charlotte Marshall, Amie Stuart, Ru

Original singers graduate

Eleven graduates from Southern Cross University's Bachelor of Contemporary Music course will open their final performance exams to the public and showcase their acquired musical skills.

This three-night event, Original Sing, will launch next Monday, October 5, at 6pm, and continue next Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

Each night will be a variety extravaganza featuring three to four acts performing 45-minute sets with their bands, in a mix of genres ranging through world, electronic, pop, rock, funk and jazz. Most of the singers are choosing to showcase songs they have written themselves.

For most of the students, these performance exams will be their final step in completing their Bachelor of Contemporary Music degree. The 11 soon-to-be graduates of Original Sing have all majored in vocal studies under the musical wing of jazz vocalist and university lecturer, Leigh Carriage, who has been teaching at the university for over 10 years.

“Every now and then a group comes through that is so inspiring, individual and talented, that I think 'I don't know why they bother paying me!'” Leigh said of her students.

The event will be held in the recently refurbished concert space in theatre D-129, at the university's Lismore campus.

The music starts at 6pm. Entry is free.

For more details, including who plays when, directions and where to park, visit www.myspace.com/originalsingscu or email original.sing@gmail.com.

Or phone Amie Stuart on 0412 728 242.


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