A night to remember

ONE of the country’s most talented  music ensembles will be performing works composed in ode to Glasshouse Country ahead of a very special performance not to be missed in Beerwah in June.

Renowned classical music ensemble, the Southern Cross Soloists, will perform for the first time on the Sunshine Coast in the third annual Sunshine Coast Chamber Music Festival on June 10.

“Earth & Sky” is in its National debut season for the group this year.

The musical program combines new works with much-loved classic works.

“As the title suggests, this program by Southern Cross Soloists celebrates the wonders of nature, in particular, our beautiful Glasshouse Mountains,” Chamber Music Board Chairman, Ralph Devlin, said.

“With a piece on the program called ‘Beerwah: the Mother of the Glasshouse Mountains’, how could we not stage it at Beerwah?

“Our festival has not yet performed in Beerwah, so here we are, and we are very excited to present such an acclaimed Ensemble in such an iconic setting.

“And the Beerwah Community Hall is in a beautiful location. It’s a perfect venue for chamber music.”

Southern Cross Soloists will present a stunning series of works, brought to life for performance with Didgeridoo which is played by Wakka Wakka man and Artist in Residence, Chris Williams.

Equally stunning visual effects for the Beerwah performance have been specially designed by renowned visual artist, James Muller.

“This is no ordinary performance and will draw on all of the human senses in homage to the Glasshouse Mountains,” Mr Devlin said. “We hope that music lovers, especially from Glasshouse Country, will support this unique performance, which has won recognition for a cultural grant from Festivals Australia.

“Only 15 cultural organisations throughout Australia have been recognised this year by Festivals Australia and the Sunshine Coast Chamber Music Festival is very, very proud to have been included in this exclusive list for 2023.”

Two of the youngest members of Southern Cross Soloists were each stars of the 2021 and 2022 Sunshine Coast Chamber Music Festivals respectively – the remarkable Courtney Cleary (Violin) and the equally remarkable Guillaume Wang (Cello).  “Courtney and Guillaume, proud Queenslanders of international repute, lit up our first two festivals, and they return as members of a world-renowned ensemble, to play music which includes these works by prolific Australian composer, Sean O’Boyle,” Mr Devlin said.

“This will be a night to remember at Beerwah.”

WHERE: Beerwah Community Hall.
WHEN: Sat, June 10, 7.30pm-9.00pm
TIX: $60 @ www.SCCMF.com.au