Singers to Celebrate Turning 21

Filed in Just In by November 2, 2018

THERE are no auditions for becoming part of the Scone Singers, just the urge to break into song.

It is a choir that continues to grow in membership and popularity and this Saturday night they will celebrate 21 years of singing for the local community with a concert. See details below.

Cheryl Pringle one of the choir members always wanted to sing in a choir and after a concert at Scone Grammar School asked the conductor, Ashley George if he’d consider conducting an adult choir.

Ashley said if Cheryl could get 10 adults together, she did and the Scone Singers were formed.

“We have people of all ages and all abilities, you don’t need to be a good singer, because none of us would be soloists,” laughed Cheryl.

“It’s about everyone coming together, learning their part and Susan Davis (the current conductor) brings the voices together and makes it sound extraordinary,

“Singing is just so good for the soul and helps people’s well being, we practice on a Monday night and it sets us up for a great week,

“We’ve had people sing, then leave when a partner has died or they have had other things happen in their life, but so many come back and you can see how singing helps them feel good again, it’s really therapeutic and so our membership keeps growing,

“One of our members travels from Quirindi and you don’t do that unless you are enjoying it.

The Scone Singers are part of the fabric of the Scone community singing at all kinds of community events with a repertoire as diverse as the singer’s backgrounds including Latin hymns, soul and pop classics.

Their audience is also growing as they travel further afield with regular gigs in Murrurundi and the Muswellbrook Shire.

“We are really lucky to be in a community that invites us to sing at so many events,we never have to look for gigs and considering we rehearse once a week, we are probably a choir which rehearses the least but performs he most

“We will be heading to Rouchel soon to do a shortened version of our concert, which we have been doing for 15 years, because there are many elderly in the Rouchel community who find it difficult to travel and we don’t want them to miss out on the concert.

On Saturday night the choir will perform and they will be joined by the Upper Hunter Conservatorium of Music and many former members who are coming back for the special celebration.

“We are really excited and can’t wait to sing,

“It’s great to sing with the Conservatorium’s choir, we are friends except during eisteddfods

A highlight is definitely hearing Sue Davis sing and I only wish the audience could see what we see as she conducts, she beams, pulls faces and gives so much love during a performance; she is able to take a group of people with ordinary voices and make it extraordinary,

 

  • When: 6:30pm, Saturday, November 3.
  • Where: Multi-Purpose Centre, Scone High School, Gundy Road, Scone.
  • Tickets: Available at the door, or Hunt-A-Book 200 Kelly Street, Scone, or online: www.trybooking.com.
  • Cost: $15 adults, $10 pensioners and concession and $5 for children and adolescents.
  • The CWA will be providing supper and a gold coin donation for those who can afford it will go to local drought relief.