Something about The Beatles


Make a day trip to watch the Community Choral project sing the songs of The Beatles.
Make a day trip to watch the Community Choral project sing the songs of The Beatles.

The project returns this weekend for the fourth consecutive year as part of the Joondalup Festival, with the 200-strong choir performing A Hard Day’s Night featuring classics from The Beatles.

Made up of singers of all ages and abilities, the choir – led by musical director Jangoo Chapkhana – has been preparing for the past two months.

“Their singing is full of energy, full of enthusiasm and we’ve reached a stage where there is a lot of detail in the singing,” Mr Chapkhana said.

“When we put them together with the band, their singing is going to have a lift because of that special colour and the energy that the band brings to the overall mix.”

With his background in jazz, Mr Chapkhana said he had deliberately selected an upbeat program.

“We have put in a couple of the slow ballads The Beatles were famous for, but it’s predominantly a toe-tapping program and with such a brilliant four-piece band it would be ridiculous not to be,” he said.

“Anyone coming to the show on Sunday can expect a lively, energetic, punchy hour of the greatest of The Beatles and it’s going to have a strong jazz feel to it.”

This is the second year Mr Chapkhana has led the Community Choral project after heading up the West End Wonder performance last year.

A Hard Day’s Night, Sunday at 3.45pm and 6pm in the Commonwealth Cube at Central Park.