Windsong Series 1 | A stunning Sunday afternoon of singing: VOX presents ‘Wonder’- songs inspired by childhood.
Sunday 23 June | 12.30pm – 2.30pm | Windsong Pavilion
VOX is a fabulous young adult choir – who better to perform a program of music to evoke childhood?
This program will inspire anyone who loves singing or simply hearing the human voice in sumptuous harmonies. It is rare for a choir of this size and expertise to tour to the Far South Coast, so this is a concert not to miss.
Childhood is a fleeting, fragile thing. It’s a time of joy but can so easily be touched by tragedy.
Whether you have children of your own or simply remember your own childhood, you’ll know the earnestness and the innocence, the sheer magic, the love and the sorrow it brings.
For this concert with VOX, Sydney’s young adult choir, Elizabeth Scott brings together exquisite music that captures the fragility and wonder of childhood.
There’s joy and humour: many choir-member’s favorite composer John Rutter pays homage to the world of children with nursery rhymes and nonsense poems, and there are highlights from Martin Wesley-Smith’s witty, environmentally aware ‘Who Killed Cock Robin’, possibly the only contemporary Australian classical song that’s been known to inspire impromptu sing-alongs!
En-route there is a choral ‘suite’ from ‘Frozen’ and expect “Double Trouble” from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and to end….music by Sting and Stevie Wonder celebrating the birth of daughters.
But heart-rending loss is present; the sombre intensity of Nigel Westlake’s Requiem for his son Eli, James MacMillan’s tender prayer in memory of the children killed in the Dunblane massacre, and Eric Whitacre’s ‘When David Heard’ dedicated to a friend who’d lost a son. This music becomes even more poignant when sung by young voices but there is solace and consolation in the luminous beauty of their sound.
The themes are timeless but this is a concert for today – music to showcase the beauty and raw emotional power of voices in harmony.
Choir Director Elizabeth Scott is a wonderful role model. She is a sought after conductor, choir leader, trainer of choir directors and educator. She was the first woman to conduct Handel’s ‘Messiah’ in the Sydney Opera House and is the founder Director of VOX.
Please click here and discover more details about this program and book your tickets for this and our other two Windsong Series concerts.