The Sunshine Coast is commemorating the ANZACs who fought in WW1 at this year’s Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show with a theatrical performance called “ANZAC Dawn”. The performance includes the Light Horse Brigade, brass bands, large choir, music, special effects and live action. The show needs community support to make it a success.
In particular we need a community choir of 400 voices, 200 men and 200 women
(previous singing experience not necessary*)
- Weekly rehearsals will begin in the third week of March
- Rehearsals will occur in regional centres (details to be confirmed)
- Sheet music and learning CDs will be supplied
- Dress rehearsal and performances on the 11 – 14 June at 7:00pm at the Nambour Show Grounds
- In addition the show will need approximately 60 children playing trumpet and 60 children playing drums from school communities across the Sunshine Coast.
For more information or to register your interest please go to www.anzacdawn.com.au or call Paul Coppens (Composer & Music Director) on 5445 1791 or 0411 706 115
*For those who think they can’t sing – you are perfect for the job of honouring the ANZACS who likewise were untrained and ill prepared yet sang anyway. The ANZACs were notorious for singing – from all the reports coming from the front – “they are always singing!” Even C.J.Dennis, the official Australian WW1 poet, commemorated this in his famous poem – ‘The Singing Soldiers’.