Fun night of movie clas­sics

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MOVIE mu­sic takes many forms: Some songs are writ­ten es­pe­cially for a movie, and be­come in­deli­bly as­so­ci­ated with it such as Moon River – Break­fast At Tif­fany’s.

Oth­ers are fa­mous, and beloved, long be­fore they are used in a movie, but their in­clu­sion is so in­spired the movie gives them a whole new life - think Un­chained Melody – Ghost.

This month Sun­shine Coast Ori­ana Choir, with spe­cial guests the Sun­shine Coast Ori­ana Youth Choir, will present The Movies: Songs From the Screen.

To be staged at the Events Cen­tre, Caloun­dra, on July 28-29, it’s a de­li­cious mix of rock, jazz, clas­si­cal and pop­u­lar mu­sic, bring­ing you a feast of marvellous movie mo­ments.

This will be the choir’s sec­ond foray into the world of mu­sic-in-film, hav­ing pre­sented a sim­i­larly themed pro­gramme in 2011. Add in two highly suc­cess­ful Broad­way con­certs in 2014 and 2015, and it’s not hard to see that Ori­ana is no stranger to the mu­sic of stage and screen.

Cho­ral mu­sic of ev­ery de­scrip­tion has ap­peared in such cinema clas­sics as Sav­ing Pri­vate Ryan,

Char­i­ots of Fire, The Mis­sion, Sis­ter Act (1 and 2),

Boy­choir, the Pitch Per­fect series, and It’s a Won­der­ful

Life, to name just a few. The list is end­less, re­ally. Films fea­tur­ing cho­ral mu­sic in their sound­tracks; films fea­tur­ing choirs on cam­era; films about choirs. You name it, cho­ral mu­sic and the movies have done it.

Ori­ana’s ap­proach to all gen­res of movie mu­sic is in­spir­ing and in­stantly recog­nis­able. They tackle James Bond and Mis­sion

Im­pos­si­ble with the fi­nesse and pre­ci­sion of an or­ches­tra. They sing movie clas­sics with enough emo­tion to break your heart or fill it with joy. The wide range of gen­res al­lows you to see and hear just how ver­sa­tile this marvellous choir re­ally is. They can go from the drama and pas­sion of Mozart to the joy and ex­hil­a­ra­tion of Fame with­out turn­ing a hair.

If you love movie mu­sic, you will love this show. If you love cho­ral mu­sic, you will love this show. If you love both, you will be on Cloud Nine.

Book­ings avail­able through the Events Cen­tre, 54914240, or for more in­for­ma­tion, go to [email protected]­ana.org.au.

ON SONG: Sun­shine Coast Ori­ana Choir with di­rec­tor Matthew Collins.

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