Choir weaves songs for re­gal duo

Tweed Daily News - - LIFE -

THE Tweed’s very own Voice Weavers a Cap­pella Choir are get­ting set for a per­for­mance of the most re­gal kind, with NSW Gover­nor David Hur­ley and his wife to at­tend their re­hearsal next week.

The choir will per­form for the vice re­gal cou­ple at Tweed Civic Cen­tre Au­di­to­rium next Wed­nes­day, June 20, as they pre­pare for the Fes­ti­val of Voices in Ho­bart next month and their tour of Ja­pan next year.

Voice Weavers sec­re­tary Bar­bara Lofts said the choir had sent some ex­am­ples of their work to the cou­ple, known to be good singers them­selves, and who share a par­tic­u­lar in­ter­est in choirs.

They will at­tend one of the choir’s reg­u­lar re­hearsals where they are ex­pected to chat with choir mem­bers, lis­ten to the choir per­form songs from their reper­toire and will be in­vited to join in and sing a cou­ple of songs with mem­bers.

Win­ners of sil­ver at the 2016 world Choir Games in Rus­sia, Voice Weavers is an a Cap­pella choir based on the South­ern Gold Coast and North­ern NSW re­gion. They sing a var­ied reper­toire of mu­si­cal gen­res in 4, 6 & 8 part har­mony in­clud­ing pop, rock, jazz, choral, gospel, world mu­sic, mu­si­cal the­atre and Aus­tralian Folk.

The mem­ber­ship hails from a di­verse range of back­grounds and eth­nic­i­ties, with the youngest mem­ber aged 12 go­ing up to the el­dest con­trib­u­tor, aged 85.

The re­hearsal is not open to the pub­lic.

PHOTO: DANRYAN

HIGH OC­TANE: The Voice Weavers A Cap­pella Choir in ac­tion.

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