14 August 2014
Last year, after taking top honours in the Sydney Eisteddfod John Lamble Foundation Australasian Choral Championship for Primary/Infant School Championship, Waitara Voices from Waitara Public School qualified for a place in the inaugural Australian Choral Grand Prix that Sydney Eisteddfod presented in partnership with the Rotary Club of Sydney Cove as part of its 80th Anniversary celebrations. By finishing third, the choir did well, and besides to collecting the $3,000 prize, it picked up another $1,000 by stealing the heart of the audience and claiming the People’s Choice Award.
The event proved such a monumental success, organisers decided to re-stage it this year, and as Waitara Voices recently won the championship a second time, they have again qualified for a place in the Australian Choral Grand Prix.
For two years now, the Waitara Voices have been delighting adjudicators with their tuneful singing and joyous stage presence. Their conductor Jenny Bell encourages them to enjoy themselves and sing every song as a story they want to share with their audience. Newly confident, the choristers are in better voice than ever before, and while they still take pride in their 2013 successes, they are determined to give their best performance ever when they compete this year.
Again carrying a total prize purse of $28,000, the Australian Choral Grand Prix will take place on Sunday, 24 August in the magnificent Concourse Concert Hall in Chatswood.
Tickets costing $44 (adult), $33 (concession), $23 (child) or $99 (family) can be booked online through the following websites www.theconcourse.com.au or www.ticketek.com.au or by phoning Ticketek on 1300 795 012.
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