I’ve been doing a little bit of this, a little bit of that this week. I’m looking forward to this weekend though, as on Sunday (Oct 7th), MonUCS are putting on a concert with the MMO (Monash Medical Orchestra) and I will be going to see it. I’ve heard a little bit about the repertoire and it sounds really good. Tickets are selling fast. 😀
Here’s the Facebook event with ticketing link, should you be interested. The blurb says,
“MonUCS and MMO are thrilled to present to you our first concert together, ‘Convergence’. Led by the amazing Robert Dora, ‘Convergence’ features an exciting choral-orchestral repertoire.
Be blown away by Fauré‘s Requiem Op.48, featuring solo performances by Maria-Cristina Keightley and Oliver Mann. The popular hit This Is Me from The Greatest Showman Soundtrack will leave you dazzled, and an enchanting medley from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will get you pumped for its second movie release in November.”
Should be heaps of fun.
I’ve also heard of a number of other performances coming up this month, as October really is choir (etc.) concert season around here (and I love it).
This Friday and Saturday there’s a joint production by Monash University Centre for Theatre and Performance and Vision Australia. Facebook event here.
“Monash University Centre for Theatre and Performance and Vision Australia join forces to present FIGMENT, a work of immersive theatre created for sighted and vision-impaired audiences alike.
Created by Jolyon James and Simone French in collaboration with graduating students from Monash University’s renowned theatre program and clients from Vision Australia, this is a new approach to inclusive storytelling.
Figment questions how we perceive the world, exploring a colour cycle through non-visual means. The production aims to set a standard: creating work as exciting and accessible for vision impaired audiences as it is sighted audiences.”
In Perth, WA, the Perth University Choral Society (PUCS) are performing on October 13th. Facebook event here.
“The Perth Undergraduate Choral Society presents “A Light in the Dark”. Listen to composers through the ages conjure a magical journey of shadow and light. Be dazzled by the shimmering luminescence of Eric Whitacre, Thomas Tallis and J. S. Bach. Be chilled by the moving depths of Susan LaBarr, Gabriel Fauré and Morten Lauridsen. This will be a performance of truly beautiful choral music.”
The other one I have for you today is one from the FedUni Arts Academy, in Ballarat Victoria. Ticketing link here. It has a number of shows, from Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th October.
“Spanning one hundred and fifty years of toil, hardship, and devastating etcetera, The Sovereign Wife is one woman’s epic journey across our sunburnt country – from country Victoria all the way to the Simpson Desert.”
I’ll tell you about others as I know about them, or as the promo materials are released.