MT Hawthorn resident Caitlin Adriansz’s (13) lifelong love for music and singing will take her throughout the southeast of Australia this month.
The Churchlands Senior High School student will join 55 other choristers from the Australian Girls Choir (AGC) for its 19th national tour, starting in Bendigo, Victoria, and taking in Launceston and Hobart, Tasmania as part of a two-week tour.
Events include workshops with schools and choral groups at each stop, performing at Tasmania Sings – Festival of Voices, and entertaining audiences at Government House in Hobart, hosted by Kate Warner AC.
The singers, aged 10 to 17, will also have scheduled visits to some historic sites including the Bendigo goldmines and Launceston’s Cataract Gorge Reserve.
Music is in the blood for Caitlin, who comes from a family of musical talent.
“My parents don’t sing, but my great grandmother was an operatic singer, and my aunty is really talented; I also play the piano and clarinet,” she said.
The soprano singer, who can sing alto on occasion, said the choir allowed her to enhance her range, with an eclectic repertoire of songs.
“There is a great range and variety; a lot of Australian songs for the national tour but we also do pop pieces and Broadway songs,” she said.
“My favourites are the classical pieces.”
Caitlin said she was thrilled to head over east with the choir.
“This is my first tour so I am really excited,” she said.
“I have been to Bendigo once before to visit family but I was only two years old at the time.”
The tour is from June 23 to July 7.