A great event will take place at the Two Wells Community Centre on Sunday June 26th. The Adelaide Plains Male Voice Choir will launch its new CD. The choir has been a favourite in South Australia for more than 30 years and has performed far and wide both in the country and suburbs of Adelaide.
This year they have concerts at Victor Harbor, Warooka, Murray Bridge, Freeling and Clare and have already sung at Balaklava and Burra.. They also perform as a Double Quartet in nursing homes and social clubs. There is a membership of 34 singers ranging in ages from 29 to 93, and the choir provides a wonderful opportunity for men to sing joyfully and enjoy great fellowship. The choir exists to bring music to communities and the opportunity for organisations to raise funds. Members come from all across the Adelaide Plains as well as far as Moonta, Eudunda, Clare Gawler and Salisbury, and they meet fortnightly at Owen Hall for their practice.
This will be the fourth production they have recorded and is the first with Darrel Schutz as music director and Melanie Redden as accompanist. Darrel, in his retirement, is busy with a number of community choirs following this great interest while he was a teacher. Melanie is an accomplished pianist and musician and, as well as teaching at Horizon Christian School. She is very involved with the Balaklava Community Arts where she is the current Music Director.
The new CD is entitled “Golden Voices of the Plains”. It contains 18 popular songs from stage shows and gospel tunes. The recording took place in the Owen Hall and was captured by a choir member Alan Evans.
The concert will feature the choir performing eight songs from the recording as well as showcasing six guest artists. The Master of Ceremonies duties will be shared by Malcolm Wilson, who has assisted the choir for 30 years, and our special MC Peter Goers, who will launch the “Golden Voices of the Plains”. The launch of the CD will take place just before the halftime interval which allows plenty of time for patrons to purchase the new recording.
As is a wonderful tradition, the concert is always followed by a sumptuous afternoon tea, provided by the wives and partners of the choir.