"The spirit of the Fiestaville Choir
is to celebrate our multicultural community and to promote peace, harmony and understanding
through the universal language of music"
The choir meets on Tuesday mornings in Hurstville and sings in many languages, with the assistance of various choir members. There are no auditions and everyone is welcome.
In the past few years we have performed at various community events and have also produced a show, Amulet, combining portraits (by Janie Barrett), stories (collated by PP Cranney) and songs (co-written by PP and I and arranged by me). It's a moving show, both deeply personal and universal. It starts with the premise that one small object - in this case a piece of jewellery - can tell a big story. The show has been performed locally and also at the National Folk Festival, Canberra. In May this year we will tour it to the Voices festival at Brunswick Heads.
In February this year, Sofia Carvajal curated an exhibition at Hurstville Gallery featuring Janie Barrett's beautiful choir portraits.
Performing at the National Folk Festival. Photo: Peter Lerner
Photo by Janie Barrett
The choir performed with Shohrat Tursun and Yaw Derkyi in the 2017 Discovery Festival.