Voice Weavers choir heading to overseas festival

Voice Weavers' musical director Brett Logan with the singers practising at St Augustine’s church before their trip to Vietnam.
Voice Weavers' musical director Brett Logan with the singers practising at St Augustine’s church before their trip to Vietnam. John Gass

A CAPPELLA choir group, Voice Weavers, is about to embark on its biggest adventure yet.

The group is travelling to Vietnam next month to fly the flag for Australia at the International Choir Festival.

The festival runs from June 19-23 in Hoi An and the Voice Weavers will be the only Australian choir competing.

With ages ranging from 15 to 70 years, 30 people will be going there to sing and they are all looking forward to the challenge ahead.

Based at Coolangatta and the Tweed, they regularly rehearse at St Augustine's church and are ready to bring their music to the world.

Voice Weavers' musical director Brett Logan, who also has two daughters in the choir, says members are excited about the Vietnam trip and are gearing up for their preparatory performance at St Augustine's on May 18, Goodnight Gold Coast, Good Morning Vietnam.

"We've worked hard on several new numbers to take overseas, including some Australian songs arranged by talented members of the choir," he said.

The choir will be making only its second trip overseas, with Shanghai in 2010 at the World Expo being the only other. PR manager and choir singer Jeneen McLeod said the choir never really saw themselves as a compet

ition group but Mr Logan pushed the idea of competing and travelling overseas and the group agreed to the challenge.

The group will be performing in two divisions including, Folklore with songs My Country, Djapana (A Yothu Yindi song) and Carra barra wirra canna and Open Mixed with songs Red Earth, Cup of life, Waltzing Matilda and U2 song, I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For.

If you haven't heard Voice Weavers and enjoy listening to exciting and energetic music, get down to their last Australian concert before their overseas adventure and be prepared to be amazed.

Topics:  choir music singing

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