THE ESK COMMUNITY CHOIR were living with gusto their motto 'Service in Song' when, following a blithesome bus ride, they took to the stage at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Centre, Noosaville, for 'A Concert- Tranquillity'. Along with a cast of many and boosted by the sponsorship of a number of local businesses and the support of a capacity audience, this was an event organized by long-time Choir friend, Iain Mclean, to raise much needed funds for the opening of a new Sunshine Hospice, affectionately called ' Katie' ...previously known as 'Katie Rose Cottage'.
The Choir's chorus of beautiful Classical and Sacred opening choral items translated to a captive audience the joys of Choral singing and left them wanting more. Poet Ian Mackay amplified this audience reaction, stating the difficulty of his following such an inspiring performance. However, Ian's modesty was only surpassed by his extraordinary gift of eloquence and poetic humour having the entire audience sitting in the palm of his hand from the outset.
Sunshine Coast's Toukie Wood, a gifted young violinist, mesmerized concert goers with her performance of two uplifting pieces by Mozart and Massenet. Internationally acclaimed, highly gifted and impressively credentialed mandolin player, Sue Flower, who has amongst many, had the honour of performing at both the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London and the Somerset Civic Centre, Esk, gave yet another fabulous performance of well loved upbeat songs with a Latin flavour alongside the rhythmic strumming of her talented partner on guitar. With the drawing of raffles completed, the Choir's final performance of 'Sing for Joy' let it be known that it is just what this Choir does.
|Upbeat music with a Latin Flavour with Sue Flower.|
Choir performances are at times, not of Alexis's own instigation and this was one to which her Choir were invited to give their gift of song. The soon-to-be Sunshine Hospice run completely by volunteers who give so generously their own gifts to those who have reached their final stages of life will be a living testament to the energy and drive of some truly generous souls and this Choir has been honoured to be a small part of that journey.
By: Sue Walker
|Sue and Roland Cox|