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Rising Stars

Story: Sandgate Guide
Oct 29, 2018
Rising Stars
Students from Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University are toning up to delight and impress music lovers when they appear at Sandgate Town Hall in November. Opera fans will be treated to an opportunity to see some amazing talent before it emerges onto the world stage.

The conservatorium’s first year classical voice students will perform a selection of fine music from the 17th to the 20th century. It’s a treat for locals and it gives the students a chance to appear in the spotlight.

“This is a rare opportunity for undergraduate singers to perform in the ‘real world’, outside of their rigorous training at QCGU,” said artistic director and classical voice teacher, Mattias Lower. He has used his valuable experience as a studio voice teacher and choral conductor to put together a programme that will enchant the audience.

“The university has a history of producing international artists. Graduates have gone on to sing in the big opera houses in America and Europe.  This is where they start,” said Mattias, and Sandgate Town Hall is ideally suited for this performance.

“I wanted to find somewhere for them that had an acoustic for voices in development. This is perfect.”

The programme will feature ensemble with piano, ensemble a cappella, and solo performances—highlighting  the raw talent of these artists in the early stages of their career.

The pianist for the evening is Mark Connors,  an accomplished musician in his own right, who has already won several awards.

“The exciting thing is, it’s a glimpse into their potential, like catching that moment before the star rises,” enthused Mattias.

Anyone who has attended one of the Monthly Morning Concerts in the Town Hall  will already have had the pleasure of listening to some stellar performances by the third year classical voice students of the QCGU. The next performances are scheduled for 2nd November and 7th December.

The QCGU students will perform at Sandgate Town Hall on Wednesday, 28th November at 7.30pm.  All are welcome, no bookings are required and entry is by gold coin donation.

For further enquiries please contact Mattias Lower on ph. 0431 699 925.
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