‘Messiah’ offers a rare treat
THIS weekend Mareeba residents will have the chance to experience the true meaning behind Christmas with a oneoff choral performance.
Handel’s Messiah will be performed by The Tropical Queensland Oratorio Society and is a traditional Christmas work of music for voice and orchestra heard around the world each year.
It tells the story of the birth of Christ and will showcase a range of vocal soloists.
This performance features singers from around the region including soprano Petah Cavallaro-Chapman, and alto Fontini Von Gunten.
The production will be conducted by world-renowned opera singer Alteouise De Vaughn.
Singer Petah CavallaroChapman was born on the Tablelands and grew up mak- ing music with her family.
She will be one of the lead vocalists in the production of Messiah this Sunday.
In 2014 she performed in the Dame Joan Sutherland Vocal Competition and received the Margreta Elkins Award. This began her journey studying opera and language at an international level.
She has also worked with coaches from Covent Garden and The Metropolitan Opera and recently she returned from studying in Italy.
She has performed as soloist with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in the Music on Sundays concert series Mighty Imperial Russia and Music from Stage and Screen.
The performance was conducted in Port Douglas last week to a full house and will be at the St Thomas of Villanova Church this Sunday December 10 at 3pm. Entry into the performance is by donation.
The Tropical Queensland Oratorio Society will be performing in Mareeba this Sunday at the St Thomas of Villanova Church for everyone to enjoy.