It will be like a sound that’s made in heaven

April 16, 2018

River Voices Community Choir will feature in an upcoming concert with the Victoria Welsh Male Choir. PHOTO: Tamara Cadd Photography.

River Voices music director Martina Richardson and Ken McMullan and Ivan Ryall from the Victorian Welsh Male Choir.

THERE’S nothing quite like hearing 70 voices singing at once.

It’s spine-tingling, enough to leave you with goosebumps.

Luckily for local music lovers, the Victorian Welsh Male Choir and Echuca-Moama’s own River Voices Community Choir have decided to let you experience this for yourselves.

They’ll be gathering together on April 22 for a combined performance.

So you can sit back, close your eyes and let the sound of 70 voices in four-part harmony wash over you.

The event promises everything from Welsh ballads to Maori proverbs and Aboriginal tunes, South African freedom songs to World War I anthems.

There’ll also be a performance of Land of My Song — a song commissioned for the Welsh choir by Australian composer Paul Jarman.

River Voices music director Martina Richardson said the local choir was thrilled about the upcoming performance.

‘‘We’re very flattered to be involved,’’ she said.

‘‘Singing these pieces together will be so special. And combining a 50-voice male choir with our 25-voice mixed choir will add such depth to the songs we sing.’’

There’ll be a lot of local talent on show at the concert.

In addition to River Voices members, the tenor tones of Echuca’s Gary Salisbury, Ken McMullan, Rhys Parry and Ivan Ryall will feature in the Victorian Welsh choir.

‘‘It’s such a beautiful thing to be a part of. You can’t beat singing with a big group of people,’’ Ivan said.

The performance is on Sunday, April 22 at 2pm at the Paramount Theatre, Echuca.

Early bookings are essential.

Proceeds go to Echuca Moama Uniting Church’s community programs.

For more information call 5482 3399.

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