Orpheus perform Flying Free
FLIGHT was the theme when the Bundaberg Orpheus Singers raised their voices in concerts on Saturday night and yesterday.
Member Rob Evans said the Flying Free concert featured songs about birds and life and how they affected music and life.
Mr Evans said there were almost full houses for both concerts in the Barolin Street Uniting Church.
“There were about 150 people at both performances,” he said.
“We had a pretty good turnout.”
Mr Evans said the performances took in a wide range of musical styles, from ballads to the Beatles, including jazz and a madrigal.
“We finished with a piece called Flying Free,” he said.
The Orpheus Singers includes about 50 members, who all took part in the weekend's performances.
“There were times when we had an ensemble piece, when eight or 10 people from the choir sang,” he said.
Mr Evans said the concert included oboist Barry Davis, who played The Flight of the Bumblebee, much to the delight of the audience.
Cello soloist Marielle Ong also performed.
Mr Evans said the concert included a contribution from noted bird photographer and watcher Murray Frick.
“He showed us photographs of birds throughout the whole of the concert on the big screen,” Mr Evans said.
“As we sang bird-themed songs we were watching birds as well.”
Mr Evans said the Orpheus Singers would perform parts of the Flying Free concert at Woodgate on Sunday.
After that there would be a Christmas-themed concert on the first weekend of December in the Holy Rosary Catholic Church.
Mr Evans said the Orpheus Singers were part of the Crush Festival when it started last year.