World Choral Day

hallemoojahToday is World Choral Day today, an international choral event to promote the values of solidarity, peace and understanding. It’s worth looking at these words by Alberto Grau, who founded the movement in 1990.

““The world is living through severe and continuous crisis of self destruction. There are no possible reasons that can justify these actions. The majority of the human race wants to live in peace with dignity. It is time to show, with more power and strength, that our choral family contributes, through music to break down the artificial barriers product of politics, different ideologies, religious differences, and racial hatred that separate human beings. We must be able to show that MUSIC, the divine art, is more than the mere search of formal perfection and interpretative beauty, music should serve to extol the values of solidarity, peace, and understanding . We cannot work isolated, we have to make all possible efforts to have our voices heard and to let music work its own paths of communication.” “

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Congratulations!

Congratulations to all on a wonderful concert. The choir sounded perfectly angelic in the Fauré, while the Christmas carols were joyous and stirring. The audience thoroughly enjoyed the performance. Special congratulations to our two wonderful soloists, Jenny Liu and Tristan Entwistle and to conductor Neil Thompson who lead orchestra and chorus with sensitivity and aplomb!

If anyone has photos of the performance we’d love to share them. Please send them to Linda: publicity@mosmanorchestra.org.au

Plans are already hatching for our next concert, so stay tuned!