The Gold Coast’s own A Capella choir, Voice Weavers, is holding a free performance at The Strand at Coolangatta on Saturday 30 April at 2pm ahead of their biggest international performance in July.
Singing a range of musical styles and specialising in popular and contemporary music, the community choir – predominantly made up of residents from the Southern Gold Coast and Tweed area – has more than 45 members from children through to adults ranging in age from 7 to 80+.
The group have their sights set on Sochi, Russia, where they will compete in the 2016 World Choir Games in July, giving the choir the opportunity to perform amongst the best in the business. They are the only Australian choir to be registered in the competition, and will be representing not only the region, but the country on the world stage.
Ahead of the World Choir Games, a fundraising concert will be held on Sunday 29 May at the Tweed Heads Civic Centre to help raise funds to assist the group to get to Sochi for the 11 day event.
Voice Weavers welcome all ages to their free performance at The Strand and have called on the support of the local community at their concert.
“Our choir crosses boundaries in lots of ways but especially geographically,” said Jeneen McLeod, Voice Weavers Marketing Coordinator. “We have members from up and down the Gold and Tweed Coasts and inland from there, ranging from Helensvale and even Brisbane down to Mullumbimby and Stokers Siding.
“The proceeds of the raffle will help to offset the huge costs of getting the choir to Sochi, including funding our costumes. Some of these international choirs have amazing traditional costumes, so we’ve got to look our best!”
For more information about the Voice Weavers, visit their website at www.voiceweavers.com.au