Choirs on lookout for talent

MANY on the Fraser Coast have enjoyed the talents of the Maryborough Youth Choir group.

The choir started around five years ago and makes regular appearances at local community events.

Students in grades four to seven form the junior choir, while the senior choir caters for those from 12 to 24 years of age.

They perform all different genres of music from the popular range of choir pieces from ‘Glee’ to music theatre, folk, contemporary and classical pieces.

Fourteen-year-old Nicolette Harper is part of the senior choir and couldn’t be happier about the praise and recognition they receive after a performance,

“The audience is always commenting after we perform and it’s heaps of fun!” she said.

This year promises to be another packed season with the highlights the annual Queensland Eisteddfod in Maryborough as well as the district Eisteddfod

Choir musical director, Tracy Wright, said singing in a choir was a wonderful way to build confidence and to learn performance etiquette.

“The singers make good friendships and enjoy the challenge to do their best and acquire new skills,” she said.

“In the past we have moved people to tears, that’s what performing is all about - touching people’s hearts”.

The Maryborough Youth Choir has performed alongside some famous singers like Rob Guest, Vanessa Amorossi, Simon Gallaher and Julie Anthony, just to name a few.

Your chance to join the choir comes along on February 2 when auditions for new members will be held at the Maryborough City Hall.

Further information is available from Tracy on phone 4123 5271.

So if you are a champion on SingStar then get along to the audition and go for a new real high score.

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