Premiere season for ‘Choir Boy’ in Canberra

Winners…virtuoso pianists Anna Gao and Ronan Apcar.

Inventive coups all over the place this week with one for the Canberra Theatre and one other for a neighborhood pianist. It’s “Arts within the Metropolis” with HELEN MUSA

ANOTHER coup for Canberra Theatre with the announcement of the Aussie premiere season of “Choir Boy” (March 29-April 2), written by the Oscar-winning author Tarell Alvin McCraney. Threaded with a cappella gospel hymns, it’s the story of Pharus Younger, hell-bent on being the most effective choir chief within the 50-year historical past of Charles R Drew Prep College for Boys. The play premiered in 2012 at London’s Royal Courtroom Theatre earlier than seasons throughout the US, together with Broadway. 

CANBERRA pianist Ronan Apcar, winner of the ACT Younger Virtuoso Award held at ArtSound in September, has taken out second place on the competitors’s Nationwide Younger Virtuoso Award closing, behind Victorian pianist Anna Gao. Apcar, one in all our brightest and greatest, additionally received a Canberra Critics Circle Award just lately and is now off to greater issues on the Australian Nationwide Academy of Music. 

IN “CPE Bach: Universe of Concord”, the Australian Haydn Ensemble will carry out works by Telemann, William Herschel, JA Benda and CPE Bach, underneath the path of British visitor director and harpsichord soloist Chad Kelly. Albert Corridor, December 14.

CANBERRA Potters’ Christmas Truthful is my most well-liked place to purchase distinctive Christmas presents by native potters and ceramicists. It’s on once more at Canberra Potters Gallery, Watson, 10am-4pm, December 10-18.

LUMINESCENCE choirs be part of Canberra Worldwide Music Pageant and Wesley Music Centre for a 3rd iteration of “A Luminous Christmas”, a mini-festival at Wesley Music Centre, Forrest. It options “Christmas Classics” on December 16 and 18, “An Italian Christmas”, December 17 and “Christmas in Ukraine”, December 18. 

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“CLOUD Nation” is an inspiring exhibition by Canberra artist Caroline Reid meant to honour and doc the wealthy water useful resource of the nation south of Canberra to the Victorian border. The works have been painted in 2021 and 2022 throughout an prolonged La Nina climate occasion that introduced replenishing rains to the catchments of the Thredbo, Snowy and Murrumbidgee rivers. At Raglan Artwork Gallery, Cooma, till January 21. 


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Ian Meikle, editor