Surprises in store

Gay and Lesbian Singers of WA choir members Bev Fabb, Marama Garland and Jude Comfort. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d406151
Gay and Lesbian Singers of WA choir members Bev Fabb, Marama Garland and Jude Comfort. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d406151

The concept, made famous by the frozen scene at New York’s Grand Central Terminal, involves a group of performers unexpectedly assembling in a public place to stage an act before quickly dispersing into the crowd.

The Gay and Lesbian Singers of WA (GALSWA), based in North Perth, have received a grant from Vincent to perform their own vocal flash mob at two undisclosed community events in the City.

The idea came from choir member Jude Comfort of West Perth who wanted to do something special to commemorate the groups’ 20th anniversary this year.

‘We’ve sought a small amount of money to get us some training so we can look fantastically well organised when we do it. We’ve never done this before so it will be a first for us,’ she said.

‘We’ll emerge from a public space, and do a quick little song with basic choreography and have it really tight and crisp and then merge back into the community. It could be at a market, a shopping centre or a street festival.’

The choir, including 25 members aged 23 to 65, sings everything from Abba to Bach.

Gay and straight singers can join and no audition is necessary. GALSWA rehearse every week at the North Perth Lesser Hall.