07 Aug 2015
Minister for Arts and Museums
One of Darwin’s premier singing groups will hit a high note this weekend with the celebration of a very special milestone.
The Darwin Chorale’s Pearl Jamming 30th Anniversary Gala Concert will feature music from iconic artists including Queen, Elton John, Bach as well as songs from Les Misérables and Guys and Dolls.
“The Chorale is seen at many public events such as Bombing of Darwin and ANZAC Day commemorations, Australia Day and Christmas events – they are strong and versatile performers much loved by the Darwin community,” Arts and Museums Minister Gary Higgins said.
“Congratulations to all involved, past and present, and I hope we keep hearing the wonderful sounds of the Chorale for another 30 years and beyond.”
The choice of songs for the Pearl Jamming concert reflects the many musical styles the Chorale has performed over its long history.
“There will be something for everybody,” Darwin Chorale Music Director Nora Lewis said.
“Foundation singers and former Chorale members are joining this performance with some travelling to the Top End to participate. We are all very excited about sharing this wonderful evening of song with our audience.
“Thirty years is a remarkable achievement for any organisation, particularly in Darwin where we have a transient population."
Darwin Chorale’s 30th Anniversary Pearl Jamming Gala Concert will be held at the Darwin Convention Centre tomorrow (Saturday) beginning at 7:30pm. Tickets are $35 from the Darwin Entertainment Centre on 8980 3333.
Lorelei Fong Lim, 0400 165 743