Choir of Trinity College helps launch Musica Viva’s 2011 International Concert Season

On Tuesday night the Choir of Trinity College reveled in the glorious acoustic of the Melbourne Recital Centre. Some members of the audience were a little concerned when one chorister found the heat of the stage lights a bit strong and had to sit out for the last work of the first half however Stephen Layton reassured the audience that these things occasionally happen and the girl did indeed recover her strength to return to the stage for the second half.

Yesterday the Choir traveled to Canberra and performed at the launch of Musica Viva’s 2011 International Concert Season at Government House. The lucky choristers even had a private tour of Government House before the event started.

The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge and Stephen Layton gave another superb performance, which had the audience of over 100 guests captivated. The Governor-General closed the official proceedings with a warm and engaging speech praising the Choir for their total engagement with the music and saying how important the work of Musica Viva is across the country, with both our public concerts and broad education program bringing the joy of music to as many people as possible.

The Choir is now preparing for tonight’s sold out concert in Canberra’s Llewellyn Hall, and enjoying the lovely weather. ABC radio Canberra will also cross live to Stephen Layton and the Choir in rehearsal at approximately 4pm today. You can listen here.

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