Show­case takes the big stage

Gatton Star - - NEWS -

IN 1978 ALEXIS Fitzger­ald, with her gift of mu­sic, had a dream to start a choir in the Bris­bane Val­ley.

It be­gan with six women sing­ing around the pi­ano in her Esk lounge room.

Forty years later her SATB Esk Com­mu­nity Choir has at­tracted mem­bers from far and wide. Ms Fitzger­ald has seen a pass­ing pa­rade of more than 100 mem­bers who have known the ben­e­fits and joys of choral sing­ing with her choir.

It is a choir whose “ser­vice in song” has gar­nered a rep­u­ta­tion as a choir in de­mand, with many per­for­mances lo­cally, in­ter­state and over­seas, and on many oc­ca­sions lured other choirs and or­ches­tras to share the stage in spec­tac­u­lar choral col­lab­o­ra­tions.

On Oc­to­ber 14, as part of the choir’s 40th an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tions, Ms Fitzger­ald is again proud to wel­come back four of these choirs along with the amaz­ing Davon­ski Con­cert Or­ches­tra for an­other Gala Choral Spec­tac­u­lar.

It will be held at Som­er­set Civic Cen­tre, Esk, at 2.30pm.

Tick­ets are avail­able at the door.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

PREPA­RA­TION: A sec­tion of the Esk Com­mu­nity Choir in re­hearsal.

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