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South Pacific  -  Very Enjoyable!

South Pacific poster Our last concert was a semi-staged production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, South Pacific.

As the singers had created (or borrowed) costumes, it was far more colourful than a normal "semi-staged" and it was an excellent rendition. We just couldn't afford props such as an island motoring off and on and a full laser show to depict  the distant war.

Pictured at right is the doomed relationship of Lieutenant Joe Cable and Tonkinese Liat ( Le Roi Kippen
Kirsty Moir). There are fuller details and pictures of the show available, especially singing and stage director Ruth Armishaw and lead male Adam Jordan. There is even a picture of the orchestra, with a cellist foreground right who looks suspiciously like "Commander Harbison" and also like a Seabee. Violinist Barry Mawer also appeared as Captain Brackett and as a Seabee.

Conductor Brent Stewart did have the option of having a palm tree attached to his back but as he is quite active at times, it might have given the appearance of a hurricane. This could distract from the lyricism of say "Some Enchanted Evening" and had to be abandoned.
Last concert

The Workshop - Tchaikovsky's 6th

next workshopThis year's symphonic workshop will be the weekend  31 July - 2 August.
     Registrations are now open.

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