Sinfonia uptopia

By Ashleigh Fielding | posted on May 19, 2019

ADDING to the musical array of events across the upcoming June long weekend will be Albany Sinfonia’s A Night of Song concert.

The performance will feature various guests alongside the Sinfonia including the likes of Albany soloist Bonnie Staude, Perth-based opera stars James Clayton and Mark Alderson, Albany Senior High School’s musical theatre class and members of the Albany Choral Society.

Sinfonia Artistic Director Neville Talbot said the June 1 show at the Albany Entertainment Centre (AEC) would celebrate all aspects of song and the human voice, with hits from opera, musical theatre and “just good old-fashioned songs”.

“Sinfonia has developed a reputation for excellent and enjoyable concerts over the last few years, and this show will be no exception,” he said.

“We will see the orchestra accompanying solos, duets and big choruses, as well as featuring in some big orchestral numbers from opera such as the Grand March from Aida, and the Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana.”

Mr Talbot said the concert had been timed to link in with the Albany Classic Cars Rally.

“The dates were chosen in partnership with the organisers of the rally to try to widen and enrich the experience of visitors to the town for this huge event,” he said.

“It is hoped that visitors and locals alike will crowd Albany’s spectacular AEC for the event.”

A selection of the concert will then be performed as part of Denmark’s Festival of Voice on June 2.

Festival participants will be invited to a workshop after this performance to sing One Day More from Les Miserables with the A Night of Song cast.

Tickets for the June 1 show at the AEC can be purchased online or via the AEC’s box office and passes for the Denmark Festival of Voice performance can be found at denmarkfestivalofvoice.