Uplifting concert is also sad

Collegium Symphonic Chorus conductor Dr Margaret Pride outside the Redemptorist Monastery in North Perth. Picture: Marcus Whisson www.communitypix.com.au d418145
Collegium Symphonic Chorus conductor Dr Margaret Pride outside the Redemptorist Monastery in North Perth. Picture: Marcus Whisson www.communitypix.com.au d418145

The group, led by Margaret Pride, will perform their third annual Anzac Day concert at the North Perth Redemptorist Monastery on Friday, April 25.

‘People like to do something on Anzac Day but for some, attending a dawn service or going to the march is not their focus,’ she said. ‘This concert allows them to commemorate the day in a comfortable and profound way.’

Songs are mixed with war themed poetry throughout the concert.

‘Everything is tied into Anzac Day, the repertoire is tied in with what is being narrated,’ Ms Pride said. ‘Some songs are uplifting and some are profoundly sad.’

About 600 people are expected to attend the two concerts at 2pm and 5pm. For tickets, go to trybooking.com/DZOY.