Glasshouse, Port Macquarie
Thursday, 2nd June 2016

Our SATB choir Cantorus is of course well known for its quality performances of big choral works such as Mozart VespersHandel’s Messiah, Faure’s & Mozart’s Requiems, as well as a plethora of other beautiful smaller pieces both sacred and secular.

Cantorus departed from that hallmark style in Wintersong, where they presented a lighter set of romantic pieces arranged and conducted by local musician Glenn Moore. To get a flavour of this brief but exciting opening - - think James Taylor, Billy Joel, Beatles, and Manhattan Transfer! The second bracket from Cantorus was the short but enthralling Missa Kenya by Paul Basler, with the choir accompanied by a small ensemble, Fluegel horn, and percussion featuring the amazing Mark Spence.

Our Cantabile female ensemble, with their large local following, thrilled patrons with their first set of beautiful offerings, including some from South America; and concluded with some ever-popular songs including two ABBA favourites.

Supporting the two choirs was magnificent local violinist Margie Cassegrain and our accompanist extraordinaire Lydia Wills on the piano.

Wintersong program A5 2016

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.