Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS - RACHEL RI­LEY

CALL­ING all ukulele play­ers or aspir­ing strum­mers.

In col­lab­o­ra­tion with Um­brella Stu­dio’s Pop- Up Arts fes­ti­val PUNQ, the Pop- Up Ukestra is pre­sent­ing at Townsville Bul­letin Square in the CBD.

Mu­sic teacher Anu Grace said the event demon­strated the im­por­tance of a vi­brant and ac­tive com­mu­nity, not just for ded­i­cated artists or trained mu­si­cians.

“The Pop- Up Ukestra is not just a whole bunch of ukule­les bashing away, rather a con­ducted com­mu­nity mu­sic ex­pe­ri­ence re­sult­ing in an im­pres­sive and en­ter­tain­ing group per­for­mance,” Ms Grace said.

“The se­cret is the choice and ar­range­ment of the mu­sic into skill dif­fer­en­ti­ated parts and hav­ing a bossy con­duc­tor who leaves no doubt when you should be play­ing.

Re­hearsal ses­sions are from 12.25pm on July 28, Au­gust 1 and 4, with a fi­nal per­for­mance at the Cot­ters Mar­ket on Au­gust 6 at 11am.

Book­ings can be made at w w w . A n u G r a c e . e v e n t - brite. com. au.

IN TUNE: Peter Whal­ley- Thomp­son, Anu Grace and Roger Thomp­son will be part of the Pop- Up Ukestra per­form­ing in the CBD. Pic­ture: SCOTT RADFORD- CHISHOLM

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