RCV & Friends Sydney Opera House Debut!
Storms erupted and then threatened, the wind blew a gale, and then miraculously all was becalmed the moment singers emerged for River City Voices debut performance for the Sydney Opera House's 50th Birthday celebrations !
From the Steps - Voices at Dusk featured 11 choirs over 11 evenings and RCV was extremely proud to be invited to such a momentous party! Huge thanks to Brett Weymark OAM, Artistic Director of Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, who curated the program, and Simone Parrott who helped make it all happen as Program Producer.
We were also thrilled to share this opportunity with singers from choirs as far afield as Lithgow, Blue Mountains' choirs Phoenix and The Heathens, Fairfield's Peacemakers Ensemble, Penrith City Choir, Plumpton's Good Shepherd Church Choir as well as singers from Jubilate Singers, Bel A Capella and Macquarie Singers, plus some former RCV choristers and "Come & Sing" participants to name a few. Together, under Sarah Penicka-Smith's expert baton, RCV & Friends not only performed brilliantly, but introduced singers and audience to a wealth of Australian compositions!
Our program featured:
Music is a Gentle Hammer - Andrew Schultz
Lay Fallow - Michael Kennedy Arr. Isabella Gerometta
Dark Hour - Gordon Hamilton
Audience Choir - Alice Chance
This Heart of the World - Lisa Young
What the World Needs - Clare Brown. (also an RCV Alto!) Arr. Sarah Penicka-Smith
Photo Credit: Belinda Dipalo