Choir makes its debut
BIRD ON A WIRE Thursday May 25 7pm Duke Street Uniting church Tickets are available at $15 from Paperbark Merchants
Albany’s newest vocal ensemble Bird on a Wire will be performing at the Uniting Church, Duke Street tonight.
The new choir has evolved from Safety in Numbers and is run by musical director Teresa Hughes, who is excited for the group’s first show.
“Having had 20 wonderful years as Safety in Numbers, it was time for a change,” she said.
“Bird on a Wire is a smaller choir with about 28 singers, with more focus on performance.”
Hughes said the theme of songs of hope and inspiration would include gospel, sacred and world music. “I know everyone will go home inspired by the music and joy of the singers, and the knowledge that your ticket will help fund our local hospice,” she said.
“The concert will showcase some of the choir's repertoire such as African-American gospel, sacred music from other countries, as well as contemporary and world music.
“Most songs are in four-part harmony, with a mix of accompanied and a cappella singing.” Hughes said the choir often supported the hospice by raising funds through performance and entertaining volunteers at Christmas functions.
“The hospice has such an important role in our community supporting those with illness and their families and friends,” she said.
Bird on a Wire Choir performs at the Duke Street Uniting Church tonight.