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October 27th 2010
Aquapella back in concert to launch new CD

Magnetic Island’s own celebrated choir will give a major concert on Saturday November 13. This is their first concert performance on the Island in two years. Sixty singers from the Island and town will gather for this gala occasion for one concert which will not be repeated.

Aquapella has just recorded a new CD called New Waves. This is a great opportunity to preview the CD live and to purchase, just in time for Christmas.

The concert will feature their new repertoire of new songs recorded for the CD including a romantic Gypsy song, jazzy numbers like the The boat , and Naduri, a spectacular work song from Georgia in which the two halves of the choir sing competitively against each other.

The Director of the Choir, Dr Beat Lehmann, started the group soon after he took up residence on Magnetic in 2004. He has since received a Townsville City Music Award and has been appointed Choir Director for the prestigious Woodford Festival.

Beat, who grew up in Switzerland, chooses and arranges all of the songs himself and also sings some solos, including leading the choir into a hand-clapping South African medley.

Beat said “I choose songs that emphasise the positive side of humanity. Some of our songs are about people trying to obtain peace and freedom or about love. But many of our songs are just plain fun. The choir has a great time singing them.”

New Waves will be on at the Magnetic Island Country Club (the 'golf club') Picnic Bay on Saturday November 13th at 7 pm. Tickets can be obtained at the door for $15 ($10 concession).

From here the choir heads South to Woodford where they have been engaged, for the third time, to perform alongside other acclaimed national and international artists in the annual Folk Festival.

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alastair
October 27th 2010
I'll be there, but do hope that "Always Look on the Bright Side" with ad lib commentary from Andy Frost will be a feature


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