Singing brings success
The Orange Male Voice Choir have recently been named at the ‘Best Overall Choir’ at the Orange Eisteddfod, as well as winning in three sections, and they are pretty chuffed with the achievement.
Ken Fishpool, President of the Male Voice Choir, says, “It was a wonderful experience and we performed at the level that Barry has gotten us to over the last few years which has been good enough for the adjudicators to say that we were the best choir on the day”.
Barry Patterson, Director of the Male Voice Choir, added, “This year they have had real focus and much more attention to detail and listening to one another, rather than singing as an individual they are singing as a whole. They are singing with a beautiful full tone and a dynamic contrast from soft singing to really full body singing, which is really exciting in a male choir. I think our sense of ensemble which means our ability to sing together as a tight unit and to sing repertoire that really suits us is what separated us from the rest”.
The Male Voice Choir are going from strength to strength and Committee Member, David Woodside, says that the Club is more than just singing.
“I think the difference of our choir is based through Barry’s efforts. Our club being a sing outfit is also a club of friendship and that is in fact the motto of this choir which is friendship through song. Winning at the Eisteddfod was a real landmark for the choir,” David Woodside said.
The Choir’s next appearance will be as part of a wonderful choral extravaganza featuring many of the city’s premier choirs as well as international pianist Andrea Lam. Orange Male Voice Choir and Rotary Member, Dave Driscoll, has been the driving force behind the event and they promise an exciting concert not to be missed.
“The Lead the Way concert will be on this Friday where we are aiming to raise $30,000 to provide someone in the Central West with a Guide Dog. We are doing three numbers including our signature tune, a melody which was written by Barry and our last number is a combined number with the Ladies Choir which is a cat duet. We really need to fill the theatre up to raise that $30,000,” said Dave Driscoll.
This Friday September 21 make sure you are at the Orange Civic Theatre at 7pm to enjoy The Lead the Way Concert. Tickets can be purchased online https://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=LEADTHEW18 or you can call Dave on 0457 949 541 to secure your spot.