Join the Manning Valley Choral Society

Back row: Robyn Rankin, Krissie Waugh, Sue Robinson, Heather Sydee, Kim Billingham, Katrina Hall, George Dan. Middle Row: Ed Pearce, Margaret Moon, Carol Dever, Lia Wrigley, Ruth Crossman, Sue L’estrange, Roslyn Clinch, Merri Rumble, Merrill Phillips, Will Knight. Front row: Rowena Meldrum, Phil Rayson, Wayne Lambert, Heather McIntyre, Geraldine Mullin, Tony Pike, Robert Hicks. Absent: Paul McDonell, Kerry White, Gina Douglas, Leo, Kay Lygoe, Jacqui Roetman, Kelly Tresize.
Back row: Robyn Rankin, Krissie Waugh, Sue Robinson, Heather Sydee, Kim Billingham, Katrina Hall, George Dan. Middle Row: Ed Pearce, Margaret Moon, Carol Dever, Lia Wrigley, Ruth Crossman, Sue L’estrange, Roslyn Clinch, Merri Rumble, Merrill Phillips, Will Knight. Front row: Rowena Meldrum, Phil Rayson, Wayne Lambert, Heather McIntyre, Geraldine Mullin, Tony Pike, Robert Hicks. Absent: Paul McDonell, Kerry White, Gina Douglas, Leo, Kay Lygoe, Jacqui Roetman, Kelly Tresize.

Sir Paul McCartney once stated that one of his favourite forms of music was hearing people sing in a choir.

He commented that the look on the faces of those participating, devoting themselves to a piece of music and co-operating as a team, made him feel optimistic about the human race.

For over 30 years, Manning Valley Choral Society (MVCS) has earned a reputation as a choir who meet and sing together, uniting  as one.

Following their successful performances of Geraldine Mullin’s ‘Music Song Cruise’ in September, and their ensuing community participation and outreach at local aged care facilities, community-based concerts and public arenas to end the 2017 year, the MVCS is about to embark on an ambitious combined musical choral performance of Schubert’s Mass in G, to be performed as part of the Manning Winter Festival in June.

Featuring six Schubert pieces, including his magnificent Gloria, Credo and Kyrie, the program sees a welcome return to the poignancy of the classical style of voice, which is both challenging and euphoric. Included in the program will be two other choral works, adding to the ambiance of this very special combined choirs afternoon.

The MVCS are encouraging those eager to experience the richness of this style of music to attend rehearsals commencing, which started on Thursday February 1, at the Church of Christ auditorium, Victoria Street, Taree, commencing at 7pm.

Under the musical direction of esteemed vocal teacher, Deirdre Sutherland, you will be assured of a warm welcome, and a truly magnificent musical experience.

For further information, please contact the assistant secretary Ruth Crossman on 6553 9561.