Un­earthing young op­er­atic talent at Childers Fes­ti­val

Isis Town and Country - - Towns & Country -

CHILDERS stu­dents and com­mu­nity groups will take the stage with an op­er­atic per­for­mance at this year’s Childers Fes­ti­val.

Opera Queens­land and Bund­aberg Re­gional Coun­cil have joined to bring free cre­ative singing work­shops to the re­gion’s schools.

Project di­rec­tor Cienda McNa­mara said she was ex­cited to be work­ing with the Childers com­mu­nity to in­spire a love of singing.

“The Opera Queens­land team and I can not wait to dis­cover what talent is wait­ing for us in Childers,” she said.

“We have some in­cred­i­bly fine singers on board, in­clud­ing Adele King, Da­nia Cor­nelius and Craig Atkin­son who, along­side mu­sic di­rec­tor Luke Volker, will help work­shop par­tic­i­pants with their cre­ative ex­pres­sion and voice work.”

The work­shops will be­gin on Wed­nes­day, July 23 at lo­cal schools in the re­gion.

On Satur­day, July 26 the work­shops will be run at the Isis Cul­tural Cen­tre.

It will cul­mi­nate in a per­for­mance by the artists and work­shop par­tic­i­pants at 1pm on Sun­day, July 27, at Paragon Theatre.

For more in­for­ma­tion on the work­shops, visit www.childer­s­fes­ti­val.com.au or con­tact Childers Fes­ti­val event co-or­di­na­tor Perry Ba­con on 4130 4176.

FU­TURE STARS: Opera Queens­land brings its open stage work­shops to schools in Cler­mont last year.

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