FIVE local girls have embarked on a two-week tour with the Australian Girls Choir.
Heathridge 10-year-olds Lilia Bradley and Philipa Kapp, Gnangara’s Michaela Roesch (10), Chloe Brown (12), of Iluka, and 17-year-old Alexander Heights resident Bowanne Chrisp are among 56 choristers touring Victoria and Tasmania until July 7.
Bowanne was also part of last year’s international tour to New Zealand.
They will participate in workshops with local school and choral groups, perform at the Tasmania Sings – Festival of Voices event and entertain audiences at Government House in Hobart.
The girls will also have the chance to visit historic sites including the Bendigo goldmines and Launceston’s Cataract Gorge Reserve.
The choir comprises more than 5500 girls aged 10 to 17, who train across five Australian states.
Tour director Hayley Hawksford said the girls rehearsed in their home cities and came together three days before departure.
“During their journey choristers have the opportunity to form new friendships, create unforgettable memories and develop their performance and social skills.”