Turaton Choir here May 19

May 12, 2018

The Turaton choir: Bret Elgar, Keith Bryant, Kevin Arnold, Rob Miller, Michael Condon, Bill Milner, Jeff Baker and Mario Calandro admire Rod Mauger in his 'white sports coat'. The choir, with its 24 members will sing many hits from the 60s and more on May 19.

THE Turaton Choir will be coming to town May 19, not May 12, as reported earlier.

Last week in What’s On, the Riv reported the choir will be coming ‘next Saturday’. This is incorrect. The 24-man choir will arrive at the Uniting Church on Saturday May 19.

Turaton, which began as the Tatura Male Choir in 1944, changed its name in the 1960s to incorporate women.

As well as performing at the commemorations of Anzac Day in Tatura, Turaton has two choral seasons each year.

Turaton will on the 19th from 1.25pm, perform at the church their Singin’ The ’60s show as part of their concert season.

The program includes songs made famous by the Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, Elvis Presley, The Seekers, the Righteous Brothers, Matt Monroe, Marty Robbins and more.

They will also belt out classic throwback songs like A White Sport Coat and a Pink Carnation, and Yellow Polka-Dot Bikini.

The choir will perform a huge repertoire of television and movie hits such as The Girl From Ipanema, Aah!, and more — all interspersed with delightful solos from four members.

Uniting Church fund raising team member Anne Peace said the church is greatly looking forward to hosting the choir.

‘‘They’ll be a bright interlude for a Saturday afternoon, that’s for sure. They’re not your regular choir.

‘‘The church holds up to 180 people, but we do advise those interested to book. I’d imagine there will still be tickets available on the day,’’ Anne said.

Tickets are available from the Uniting Church office between 10am and 2pm each day and are $20 each.

They will also be available at the door on the day. If you would like more information or for any enquiries, contact Anne on 0429 801 342.

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