Local performers to shine at Noosa alive!

Emma Bridget Tomlinson from OPERA FUNK.

Culture vultures are advised to get in quick to secure tickets for performances at Noosa alive! – including a raft of events featuring local talent.

Noosa alive! 2019 Producer Tim Loydell said while the festival draws both interstate and international performers, it’s also a terrific platform for local talent to shine.

”It’s important to us to celebrate the phenomenal talent that exists here in Noosa, as well as welcoming back home former Sunny Coasters who’ve since spread their wings,” Tim said.

“Soprano Anna Smith from GANZ A Cappella and bombshell performer Sahara Beck are two examples of such talent returning to their old home town for the festival.”

Anna will perform with GANZ A Cappella at The J on Thursday 25 July. Direct from Berlin, the classical six-piece vocal group are touring their incredible talents in a show titled ‘Home is Calling’, showcasing their inspiring dedication to the power of voice. Anna is thrilled to have an opportunity to return to Noosa and connect with family and friends while she’s here for the festival.

Now Brisbane-based (when she’s not touring), singer Sahara Beck returns home to the Sunshine Coast for a special Noosa alive! all-ages performance at The J on Wednesday 24 July. After taking off with her soaring single ‘Here We Go Again’, she returns with her new red-hot release ‘I Haven’t Done A Thing Today’.

Noosa’s own amazing community choir, Noosa Chorale will be performing with award-winning cabaret star Michaela Burger and her riveting true story, A Migrant’s Son on Sunday 21 July at The J.

See the Noosa Orchestra perform a special afternoon show on Saturday 27 July at Good Shepherd Lutheran College. The performance will be conducted by maestro Antoni Bonetti and starring virtuoso clarinettist Sacha Gibbs-McPhee, along with soloists Cassandra Wright, Kristian Scott and Sarah Winn – who will be sharing famous opera arias.

Another local songbird performing at Noosa alive! is award-winning Bel Canto Soprano singer/songwriter Emma Bridget Tomlinson. Emma will be presenting her own production ‘OPERA FUNK’ on Saturday 27 July at Noosa Arts Theatre, accompanied by two of Australia’s finest musicians/composers, Sean Peter Ross and Peter Koppes (The Church).

That evening also sees the avant-garde event that is ‘Morphe Noosa’ taking place at Noosa Regional Gallery. Morphe will feature runway creations from the region’s best hair and make-up stylists, fashion and costume designers amongst an exhibition of thought-provoking artworks by Raquel Ormella.

Another performance featuring local talent is the dance showcase ‘Stars of Tomorrow’ on Sunday 28 July. Discover how dancers are made – from their first tentative moves at the barre to their first pointe shoes and dancing their first Swan Lake. Experience the energy and ambition of these dynamic, passionate and talented young dancers.

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