Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Lifestyle -

SINGING YOUNG South Perth shower singers can put their bath­room vo­cal tal­ents to good use by join­ing West Aus­tralian Young Voices.

The group com­prises young cho­ris­ters, aged be­tween eight and 16 and meets ev­ery Satur­day af­ter­noon at the Ad­ina Ho­tel in Perth.

Artis­tic di­rec­tor Perry Joyce runs the choral group and is an ex­pe­ri­enced choir di­rec­tor and voice coach. “The choir also fos­ters the cho­ris­ter’s in­nate cre­ativ­ity and en­cour­ages par­tic­i­pa­tion in the com­mu­nity,” Mr Joyce said.

“We aim to pro­mote the cre­ation, per­for­mance and ad­vance­ment of new and ex­ist­ing Aus­tralian mu­sic.”

The group will present its first con­cert for the year en­ti­tled Fall­ing, fea­tur­ing mu­sic and per­for­mances that ex­plore the themes of au­tumn, love and the fallen.

“We sing of sol­diers from World War I, the beauty of na­ture, fall­ing in love and the tran­si­tion from child­hood to young adult­hood,” Joyce said.

“The mu­sic stays true to form by hon­our­ing the master-com­posers like Bach, but we are also us­ing mod­ern in­flu­ences such as WA pop duo the Voltaire Twins.”

The con­cert also fea­tures some pop­u­lar lo­cal tal­ent such as St Mary’s res­i­dent and or­gan­ist Alessan­dro Pit­torino and 14-yearold South Perth so­prano Atira Shack.

“We have all been work­ing very hard, and we will be per­form­ing a great se­lec­tion of songs,” Atira said.

“Our con­duc­tor Perry Joyce has also com­posed a piece es­pe­cially for our con­cert called Fall­ing, so I am look­ing for­ward to per­form­ing that piece as it is ex­tra spe­cial."

Email info@way­oungvoices. or call (08) 6252 0150.

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