Mandurah Choral Society receives Alcoa ACTION grant

The Mandurah Festival Orchestra
The Mandurah Festival Orchestra

THE Mandurah City Choral Society has received a 2017 Alcoa of Australia Wagerup ACTION grant.

The ACTION program was developed by the Alcoa Foundation to recognise the efforts of Alcoa employees in their communities.

Choir member and Alcoa employee Mark Blagdon and a group of colleagues will be supporting a local family centre with a volunteer day to revitalise the play equipment and prepare a new naturescape play area.

The reward for all this hard work is the ACTION grant to support Mandurah City Choral Society’s Choral Contracts, featuring the Mandurah Festival Orchestra at Mandurah Baptist College’s Lakes Theatre on Sunday, September 17.

Each year, the society rehearses and performs a major choral and orchestral work to showcase the talents of local musicians.

Led by musical director Christopher Ryland, the Festival Orchestra gathers local players and senior music students from across the Peel region who are joined by professional players from Perth and the WA Symphony Orchestra.

The ACTION grant will support the orchestra in buying music, paying for rehearsal space and providing a small honorarium to players.

In this year’s concert, the choir and orchestra will perform Faure’s Requiem with solos by two young singers from the UWA vocal program.

The second half of the concert will see a change in mood with a selection of favourites from hit Broadway musicals.

Tickets cost $30 adults, $15 child and $80 a family from www.trybooking.com/QULL or Jannette on 0405 182 741.

WHAT: Choral Contracts.

WHERE: Lakes Theatre, Mandurah Baptist College.

WHEN: Sunday, September 17, 3,30pm.