In the Mood
The Westport Club, Port Macquarie
Thursday, 29th June 2017

IN THE MOOD - a departure from Hastings Choristers' usual classical choral works - this concert presented toe-tapping light and bright music, ideal for busy people on their way home from work. 

The Hastings Room at The Westport Club was the venue for patrons to spend a relaxed and happy hour-and-a-bit at the end of their working day. Featured artists were the REDS QUINTET, a well-known and much-loved band - Glenn Moore on trumpet, Andrew Harrison, percussion, Jock Garven, sax, Greg Goldsmith, bass and Bob Barnett, keys. 

The CANTORUS choir performed four well-loved swing and popular classics including 'In the Mood' and 'I've Got Rhythm', and was also conducted by Glenn Moore (what a talent!) for four of his own arrangements.

The female ensemble, CANTABILE, clearly relished the boppy repertoire they presented - 'Lullaby of Birdland', 'Chattanooga Choo Choo' and 'Blue Skies' among others.

Carol Irving, well known local Sax and Clarinet teacher, added her tenor sax to those of her students, Katelyn Porter and Jasmine Hone on alto sax and Tait McIntyre on baritone sax, to form a Sax Quartet. Their 'Swinging’ Medley' sounded great with the rest of the concert program.

In the Mood program one page 2017


Hastings Choristers welcomes all those who wish to sing at a performance level whether experienced or accomplished.

As a mixed voice SATB choir (Soprano/Alto/Tenor/Bass) there is a place for all voices in CANTORUS. All singers, especially men, are warmly and enthusiastically welcomed to pursue their love of singing at our weekly rehearsals held at MacKillop Senior College Hall, Ocean Drive, Port Macquarie.