Joy to the world: Hilltops Choir returns

Hilltops Choir at a recent rehearsal at Young Public School.
Hilltops Choir at a recent rehearsal at Young Public School.

The Hilltops Choir is back in full voice after a COVID-19 recess and now preparing for their upcoming Joy to the World concert on Sunday, July 25, commencing at 2pm at St John's Anglican Church, Young.

Entry will be by donation.

The choir, together with local guest artist Wickham Lane and the Canberra-based Forrest National Chamber Orchestra, will perform a variety of enchanting music from Australia to Europe.

There will also be a dose of Christmas in July cheer, followed by a rousing pre-interval surprise item by tenor Peter O'Connor (and audience).

One of the highlights of the afternoon will be the choir's performance of excerpts from Handel's Messiah interspersed with solos by well-known soprano Julie O'Connor.

Accompaniment will be provided by the Forrest National Chamber Orchestra alongside local musician Stewart Bruce on keyboard, all under the baton of musical director Rodney Clancy.

Hilltops Choir is a non-auditioned adult community choir based in Young with the motto "for the joy of singing".

New members are most welcome.

Rehearsals are on Monday nights 7.30pm - 9.30pm at Young Public School auditorium.

For further enquiries, please contact secretary Clare Grantham on 0434 863 085.