Fan­tasy theme for Unity Singers con­cert

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It’s a free sing-out at the fan­tasy fac­tory! Won­der­ing what hap­pened to the tra­di­tional Unity Singers Mother’s Day con­cert? Well, it moved.

The Unity Singers un­der the mu­si­cal di­rec­tion of He­len O’Con­nor, nor­mally present their ma­jor pro­duc­tion on Mother’s Day. This year, the Singers have themed their an­nual free con­cert around fan­tasy and clas­sic Dis­ney for the Re­gent on Broad­way this Sun­day, June 12 at 1.30pm.

The mati­nee opens with three pop­u­lar num­bers that the 34-strong cho­rus love singing – The Car­pen­ters’ On Top of the World, Some­where Over the Rain­bow from TheWizard Of Oz and Leonard Co­hen’s Hal­lelu­jah, with the first half end­ing in trib­ute to one of the great­est Dis­ney movies of all time, Mary Pop­pins.

Mary Pop­pins is now a pop­u­lar stage mu­si­cal and the cos­tumed Unity Singers will show why it’s so en­dur­ing with num­bers in­clud­ing Spoon­ful of Sugar, Feed the Birds, Let’s Go Fly a Kite, Su­per­cal­ifrag­ilis­tic and Chim Chim Cher-ee. Be­tween the open­ing and the

Mary Pop­pins mon­tage, spe­cial guests in­clude the 16 mem­ber Zero Grav­ity cheer­lead­ing squad, roller skaters, dancers, and ukule­les.

The sec­ond half is de­voted to catchy songs from clas­sic Dis­ney movies, among them Pinoc­chio,

The Jun­gle Book, Beauty and the

Beast and The Lion King, with a solo dancer from the Mau­reen Ax Dance School and African drum­mers en­hanc­ing the pre­sen­ta­tions.

Chil­dren from Tiritea School will also be pre­sent­ing songs from their show, Un­der The Sea.

The Unity Singers’ Let’s Go Fly a Kite en­sem­ble from this Sun­day’s June fan­tasy and clas­sic Dis­ney va­ri­ety show.

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