The Brisbane Concert Choir will be performing a concert in the newly renovated sanctuary of St. Paul’s United Church in Perth on Friday September 28 at 7:30 p.m. The ensemble is an auditioned adult mixed-voice community choir of around 70 members, from 18 to 80 years of age, drawn from all walks of life, based in the heart of Brisbane, Australia. There are no tickets, but we’ll be accepting donations at the door, going to the church.
Brisbane Concert Choir has established an excellent reputation for its performances of diverse music from more traditional full symphonic works through to a cappella concerts. Their repertoire covers a wide range of musical eras and styles, from Renaissance madrigals to Choral Concertos by Bortniansky (in Russian) to African American spirituals and modern composers such as Gjeilo and Lauridsen. Performances have included appearances for Australian Broadcasting Television and in prestigious festivals, including Brisbane’s Cathedrals Week.
They have released three CDs and have toured extensively both in Australia and abroad. The Choir’s first overseas tour was a highly successful ten-day visit to New Zealand in 1999. Further major tours followed in 2008 to pre-Christmas festivals in Prague, Salzburg and Vienna; 2011 travelling from Milan through northern Italy to Rome including singing for a service at St Mark’s Basilica, Venice and performing Handel’s Dixit Dominus with the Nova Amadeus Orchestra in the Church of St Paul. Most recently, in 2015, they travelled to Spain and France, where they were privileged to perform in the stunning cathedrals of La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona and Notre Dame in Paris.
St. Paul’s United Church has been undergoing extensive renovations over the past five months. The concert will take place on a new single level, engineered hardwood performance stage that extends the entire width of the church. A handicap access ramp leads directly from the D’Arcy street entrance in to the sanctuary and on to the stage and a fully accessible washroom is now available. Sound, lighting and air quality have all been improved, the sanctuary has been entirely repainted, and natural light now spills through the newly-exposed upper stained glass windows.
Join the Brisbane Concert Choir for an unforgettable evening of choral music at St. Paul’s United Church, 25 Gore Street West in Perth. Free-will donations will be received at the door with proceeds to the church. For more info, call 613 812 0871 or visit St.Paul’s United Church website: stpaulsperth.ca