Com­mu­nity adds voice to trib­ute

The Weekend Post - - 100 Years of Gratitude - JACK LAWRIE

FAR North­ern­ers are en­cour­aged to find the best spot on the grass at Munro Mar­tin Park­lands tonight and sing to com­mem­o­rate the sign­ing of the Ar­mistice.

The Voices of Re­mem­brance, a mass com­mu­nity choir, led by New Zea­land bari­tone Teddy Tahu Rhodes and singer-song­writer Katie Noo­nan, will fea­ture a reper­toire of an­thems re­flect­ing war, peace and the en­dur­ing legacy of the An­zac spirit.

Ms Noo­nan said the Cairns con­cert would re­flect a dis­tinct mu­si­cal nar­ra­tive writ­ten es- pe­cially for the com­mu­nity. “Voices of Re­mem­brance spot­lights the his­tory and legacy of the com­mu­nity dur­ing the First World War, and ac­knowl­edges the vi­tal role of indige­nous sol­diers and the Aus­tralian Light Horse, whose ac­tions helped turn the tide of war in favour of the Al­lies,” she said.

Cairns choir mem­ber An­drew Doolan said it would be a per­for­mance to re­mem­ber.

“It will be fan­tas­tic to sing th­ese songs that have been cho­sen es­pe­cially for the cen­te­nary,” he said.

Gates will open 7pm-9pm for the Munro Mar­tin con­cert.

At­ten­dance is free.

NAR­RA­TIVE: Katie Noo­nan will per­form at the event.

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