Singfest Day 2
Thank you For The Music by ABBA
Soloist – Alexandra Mulcaster
GLYS participated in Tasmania Sings at the Hobart City Hall on July 4th and 5th. This event was a part of Festival of Voices and involves around 400 young singers.
GLYS were a part of the massed choir which sang 5 numbers together. The massed choir was rehearsed and conducted by Chris Burcin from Queensland. GLYS also performed its own set of The Crawdad Song, People Get Ready and The Sol Fa Symphony. The audience were very appreciative of GLYS’ beautiful and entertaining performance.
GLYS was once again a guest performer at the annual Singfest – an annual choral celebration for northern primary school choirs.
On the Wednesday evening GLYS performed Shakira’s ‘Try Everything’ from the animated film Zootopia while on Thursday evening they performed ‘Four Chords,’ a medley of over 20 songs made up of the 1, 5, 6minor, 4 chord progression. GLYS were a hit on both evenings and received a fantastic, enthusiastic applause from the large audience of school children and their families.
Wednesday, February 15th – Wednesday, 12th April
Wednesday, 3rd May – Wednesday, 5th July
Wednesday, 26th July – Wednesday, 27th September
Wednesday, 18th October – Wednesday, 29th November
During 2016 GLYS have been busy performing at a number of other concerts in Launceston.
In May, GLYS and Vox Harmony entertained an appreciative audience with a number of pieces from their repertoire which included ‘Scarborough Fair,’ ‘Over The Sea To Skye,’ ‘Space Oddity’ and the jazzy ‘Save The Bones for Henry Jones.’ Some of the GLYS members also performed in the parent/child ensemble (many GLYS parents are members of Vox Harmony), the all male ensemble and the siblings ensemble (there are 2 sets of siblings in GLYS)
In September, GLYS performed at a concert entitled ‘How Can I Keep From Singing’ at the Salvation Army Citadel. New repertoire at this concert included ‘I’se The B’y,’ ‘Amazing (just the Way you are)’ and the African ‘Dubula.’ GLYS continue to impress with their beautiful tone quality.
GLYS were once again a guest performer on both nights of Singfest at the Albert Hall at the end of September. Some of the GLYS kids were even ushers at this event!!
GLYS were invited to participate in the Launceston Festival of Voices ‘Winterlight’ which took place on Friday 2nd July at the City Park and the Inveresk precinct.
GLYS initially kicked off the launch of ‘Winterlight’ with an early morning performance of ‘Inanay’ and ‘Yonder Come Day’ at the newly reopened Penny Royal World on Tuesday 17th May.
On the Friday evening of ‘Winterlight’ GLYS joined Vox Harmony to perform the beautiful Birds of Tokyo song ‘Lanterns’.
Several of our GLYS members performed in Opera Australia’s The Marriage of Figaro at a packed Princess Theatre on the 6th September. After months of rehearsing the chorus parts of this famous Mozart opera with GLYS director Denise, the children had a wonderful time performing with some of Australia’s finest opera singers in front of an appreciative audience. The children truly looked and sounded beautiful so congratulations to them and Denise!!
GLYS are a regular feature at Vox Harmony’s Musical Moments fundraising concert and entertained the audience with two diverse sets of songs on Sunday 29th November.
A choreographed medley of music from around the world -‘Ipharadisi’ (African), ‘Seseree’ (Torres Strait Islander) and ‘Round the Dreydl Spins’ (Hebrew) kicked off GLYS’ performance. This was follwed by ‘A Mozart Canon’, Elton John’s ‘Electricity’ from the musical Billy Elliot, the Celtic blessing ‘May The Road Rise Up’, James Bay’s ‘Hold Back the River’ and the Michael Buble Version of ‘Jingle Bells’. GLYS then joined Vox Harmony and Devonport’s Right on Cue in a massed choir performance of ‘Baba Yetu’ and ‘Polly Wolly Doodle’.
GLYS continue to impress audiences with their beautiful tone, versatility and obvious love of singing.
GLYS were guest performers at Singfest at the Albert Hall on Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th September. Singfest is an evening of choral entertainment which involves around 600 children from primary schools in and around Launceston.
GLYS were fortunate to be a part of this year’s Singfest program and performed the contemporary song ‘Hold Back the River’ to a very appreciative audience.
Contact us on email@example.com to find out more about joining in 2016.
Rehearsals will start on Wednesday 10th February.
Audition afternoon is Wednesday 3rd February.