Seniors wanted to sing along

Southern Cross University and the University of New England are co-hosting the third biennial Australian Seniors’ Choral Festival in Coffs Harbour from July 12 to 17.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for older Australians to be actively involved in music making at a high level,” Dr Terrence Hays, artistic director of the festival, said.

The festival is open to anyone aged 55 or over who can read music and sing in tune. The varied repertoire will range from classic anthems to chorus excerpts and dynamic spirituals.

“You don’t necessarily need to be a singer,” Dr Hays explained. “People with an instrumental background are also encouraged to participate.”

Music workshops will run throughout the first five days of the festival with a final rehearsal and then a public concert on Saturday, July 17.

More information and registration forms are available at www.une.edu.au/ascf.


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