Australia, both young and ancient, conjures emotions and memories so strong that their true worth must be felt through the universal language of music.
And it is through a love of both country and song that our resident singing troupe has embarked on their latest musical venture.
The Bowraville Theatre Singers are hard at work putting the finishing touches to their upcoming concert ‘Songs of Australia’, which takes us on a musical journey through Australian history from early days to modern times.
The concert opens with songs telling of the times when ships with long white sails first came to Aussie shores from faraway lands.
Two of these haunting melodies are written by local composer, performer and musical director Paul Jarman.
Talented local bush poet Terry Byrt will add spice to the mix, peppering the musical repertoire with the legendary verses of Banjo Patterson.
“I just love the Banjo,” Terry said.
“He writes stories that are just so vivid, and I love bringing them to life for audiences.
“And I think he gets a great kick out of hearing his poems recited.”
Bowraville local Ken (Mac) McKelvie will also provide atmosphere as a guest performer on his digeridoo and drums.
‘Songs of Australia’ will be performed at the Bowraville Theatre on Sunday, October 15 at 2.00 pm.
All tickets are $15 and will be sold at the door.
A group booking of 10 is a bargain at $140, with one bonus ticket and reserved seating.
Phone 6564-7279 to book your group.
The Bowraville Theatre café opens at 1pm, so come early and enjoy a coffee and a chat before the show.
This ‘one day only’ show is not to be missed!