Choir is Happy to Be

Southern Telegraph - - ENTERTAINMENT - Pierra Wil­lix

Af­ter per­form­ing three sold- out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Fes­ti­val last Au­gust, a lo­cal choir will be hop­ing crowds can sing their praises with a Fringe World- sup­ported show in Rock­ing­ham.

The Born to Sing Choir’s show Happy to Be is a mu­si­cal feast, with tunes in the show span­ning three decades — from the 1960s to the 1980s, in­clud­ing old favourites such as Africa, Bo­hemian Rhap­sody, I Still Call Aus­tralia Home, You Raise Me Up, All You Need Is Love, Un­chained Melody and Fly Me To The Moon, with plenty of au­di­ence par­tic­i­pa­tion also in­cluded.

Since its in­cep­tion in 2008, Born to Sing has raised more than $ 220,000 to do­nate to var­i­ous char­i­ta­ble causes. Part pro­ceeds of this con­cert will go to­wards buy­ing beds so rel­a­tives of pa­tients in pal­lia­tive care can sleep over in com­fort at the hos­pi­tal with their loved one.

Money raised will also help buy pi­ano key­boards for two pal­lia­tive care hos­pices so pa­tients, rel­a­tives and staff can en­joy the sooth­ing power of mu­sic.

The choir per­forms each year at the Perth Fringe Fes­ti­val, for the Aus­tralian Army Nurses, Guild­ford Songfest, Duns­bor­ough Songfest and have also per­formed in Carols By Can­dle­light.

The show is a one- off for Rock­ing­ham. Choir leader Martin Meader said the show would be a great chance to see a lo­cal choir that had per­formed in the Edinburgh Fringe Fes­ti­val, and that was set to per­form at next year’s Tokyo Olympics.

Happy to Be will be held from 7.30pm to 9pm on Fe­bru­ary 9 at the St Ni­cholas Church hall on Coun­cil Av­enue.

Tick­ets are $ 25 and re­fresh­ments will be pro­vided.

To pur­chase go to https:// goo. gl/ FwyioT.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Martin Meader on 0433 653 219.

Read­ers who bring a copy of this ar­ti­cle on the night can pur­chase tick­ets for $ 15.

Born to Sing Choir will per­form in Rock­ing­ham as part of Fringe World in Fe­bru­ary.

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