Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Music -

THE West Aus­tralian Young Voices take on a French theme this Christ­mas.

The young voices will ser­e­nade an au­di­ence at St Mary’s Angli­can Church with the French-themed pro­gram Belles Voix.

“I want Belles Voix to cap­ture a re­fined yet ca­sual el­e­gance preva­lent in so much great French mu­sic; that sense of re­laxed en­joy­ment, naivety and in­no­cent joie de vivre – an ex­pres­sion we’ve come to know as an en­joy­ment of life, an ex­ul­ta­tion of spirit,” con­duc­tor and artis­tic di­rec­tor Perry Joyce said.

“We are con­vey­ing this not only through the mu­si­cal pro­gram but also by let­ting the young cho- ris­ters choose their own per­for­mance at­tire, some­thing Frenchin­spired and some­thing which re­minds them of the mu­sic.”

Joyce said the choir mem­bers had been try­ing ex­tra hard to master some of the dif­fi­cult French texts by in­clud­ing spe­cial­ist French elocution coach­ing in their regime.

Mem­bers of the West Aus­tralian Young Voices choir.

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