SINGERS of all ages and abilities who would like to take centre stage at next year’s Joondalup Festival can sign up now for the community choral project.
Under the guidance of musical director Jangoo Chapkhana and backed by a professional four-piece band, the choir will perform the music of iconic rock band Queen.
The performances will be held on the opening and closing nights of the festival on Friday, March 23 and Sunday, March 25.
In the seven weeks leading up to the performances, the choir will rehearse at Prendiville Catholic College on Thursday evenings.
Chapkhana – a world-renowned soloist, composer, choral specialist and jazz artist – said the project, which is now in its sixth year, was one of the most exciting and rewarding community arts projects in Perth.
“The sophisticated humour, infectious melodies and remarkable music of Queen will appeal to singers of all vocal ranges and styles,” he said.
Joondalup Mayor Albert Jacob said it was a “great way for locals to get involved in their own festival”.
“This outstanding project promotes community interaction and offers amateur singers a chance to develop new skills, learn from some of the best musicians in WA and work in a team environment,” he said.
Choir registrations are open until January 29 and no previous signing experience is required.
For the first time, auditions for solo parts will also be held with video submissions closing December 27.