Last Saturday, buy information pills Cooma’s Multifunction Centre was the venue for Cooma’s very own Sing Your Own Handel’s Messiah. This years event saw over one hundred singers come from Cooma, viagra sale Jindabyne, diagnosis Bombala, Young, Sydney, Canberra, the South Coast as well as Queensland to participate.
The singers included members of the public as well as choristers from Cooma Harmony Chorus, Monaro Youth Choir, and The Choir of the Southern Cross fromYoung Regional School of Music.The singers were given a full day of intensive training in a workshop, followed by a public performance at 4.00 pm.
The massed choir was accompanied by a twenty-three piece professional orchestra, The Australian Graduates Orchestra. The performance also featured four wonderful vocal soloists, Elizabeth Shearer, a soprano from Queensland, Ellen Malone, an alto from Sydney, Robert Shearer, a tenor from Cooma and Mark Brooker, a bass from Young.
Rodney Clancy, and his wife, Julia (who played viola in the orchestra) organised the whole event. Rodney directed the all day workshop as well as conducted the afternoon performance. An audience of close to one hundred was enthralled by the beauty and majesty of this much loved work and of course the exciting and dynamic performances given by all these wonderful musicians. The whole event was a tribute to all evolved especially, Rodney, who gave a marathon effort.
On Sunday, the very next day, the entire Sing Your Own Handel’s Messiah, workshop and concert, was repeated in Young at their town hall by the same ensemble of enthusiastic musicians. This repeat performance was very much apreciated by an audience of close to two hundred people. It was, needless to say, a huge musical weekend for all these dedicated performers.
In the near future, Rodney Clancy has great plans through his Clancy Music Productions to tour these sorts of “mega-musical events” all over country NSW and eventually Australia. He plans, however, to keep Cooma the centre of his expanding operations.