Congratulations to every Cloud9 member. Everyone agrees our Warm Up Your Winter concert on Saturday night was a wonderful success. We travelled around the world in song and I heard the words ‘magical’, ‘beautiful’, ‘stunning’ and many other compliments from the audience. Everyone agreed we were especially amazing when singing from memory. And we handled our Zulu, Greek, Serbian and Bulgarian beautifully. A number of people commented that ‘Let it Go’ and ‘The Irish Blessing’ sung in forest formation were tear-inducing.
Thanks to our announcers, Eileen, Christine, Desley and Jen. Thanks too to our soloist Cathie, and to our pop-up accompanist Marie.
Special thanks to Gail for her duo with Annabelle. And of course, to Jenny and Sue, and all their volunteers, and to all of you for making a memorable and exotic supper.
Thank you to Clare and Grant from My Little Tribe Photography for capturing our joy of singing in photos.
Thanks also to Bagryana Popov and Mary Riccioni for their cultural assistance at rehearsals, Max Fotheringham for recording the concert, Margaret and Kevin McGregor for supervising the door and Stuart Hair for assistance with sound.
Finally, our immense gratitude to Gloria for her determination to challenge us to produce this varied programme so successfully, and also to Annabelle who provides wonderful support always! It has been a wonderful semester.
Enjoy your two weeks off!
Cloud9 is most looking forward to our Winter Concert coming up on June 27th. We will be performing folk songs from the UK, Greece, Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria, US, South Africa and Australia as well as our signature pieces Let it Go and The Irish Blessing.
And of course it wouldn’t be a Cloud9 concert without our signature delicious supper which is included in your ticket price.
We look forward to seeing you there; please invite all your friends!
Last Wednesday night, Cloud9 had the pleasure of performing for the Rotary Club of Camberwell. We sang most of the songs we will be performing at our upcoming Winter concert on June 27th. It was wonderful to be ready to perform so much of our Winter repertoire with three weeks of rehearsals still up our sleeves.
Aside from the music, we tried out a new performance look – autumnal-coloured scarves rather than our blue stoles. Everyone agreed our new look is a hit!
And our singing was extremely well received too. Well done ladies.
Join us this Saturday and Sunday for Gustav Holst’s The Planets. For tickets and more information please visit http://zelmansymphony.org.au/
Cloud9’s concert Songs of Love and Longing was an outstanding success.
The audience were treated to a mix of modern and classical songs from around the world on love and longing.
From “Till there was you” to ‘The Wedding Song’ there was something in the program for everyone to enjoy.
The highlight for many was the presentation in ‘forest formation’ of ‘Let it Go’ and “The Irish Blessing” to end the concert.
Choir members were thrilled with the comments after the concert which included ‘the best concert so far from Cloud9’ and ‘the clarity and sound from the choir was excellent’.
We look forward to seeing you at our next concert on Saturday the 29th of November!
Cloud9 is back and rehearsing towards our first concert in 2014. Our last concert of 2013, “What Sweeter Music” was a great success with over one hundred people attending!
Thanks to our wonderful piano accompanist Emily Chow who also performed a beautiful solo piece on the night. We would also like to thank Naomi Johnson, Sarah Fitchett and Michael MacManus who performed on Flute/Recorder, Cello and Guitar alongside us.
A concert like this can’t go ahead without the generous help of all of the choir members and their families, both in the lead up to the concert and on the night, so we thank you all for making it possible.
Congratulations to Hilary on receiving the second Wiggs award for 2013. Hilary is always dedicated to the choir but showed her true talents by taking the choir for a rehearsal when we were short a conductor – Thanks Hilary, you did a great job!
Come with family and friends for a glorious evening of seasonal music from Boroondara-based Cloud9 Women’s Choir.
What Sweeter Music is a program rich in the spirit of Christmas with songs from around the world, both old and new.
WHEN: Friday 7:30pm, 29th November 2013
WHERE: St John’s Anglican Church, 552 Burke Road, Camberwell 3124.
ENTRY: Tickets are $10 at the door.
We look forward to seeing you there.
We would like to offer a big thank you to everyone who came to our second concert last Friday night. We were thrilled to sing and perform in front of such an encouraging audience. The choir can hardly believe how far we have progressed under the watchful eye of our brilliant conductor Tianyi Lu. A lovely evening was had by all, with beautiful singing accompanied by lovely readings given by Karen, Dale, Marie, Jenny and Desley.
Thanks again to our wonderful piano accompanist Emily Chow and to violinists Arun Patterson and Nathan Juriansz who played the wonderful accompaniment to Edward Elgar’s Fly, Singing Bird Fly.
A concert like this can’t go ahead without the generous help of all of the choir members and their families, both in the lead up to the concert and on the night, so we thank you all for making it possible. We look forward to many more successful concerts in the future!