As we draw to the end of another troubled year marred by global conflict, we could all do with some Christmas cheer.
So why not rejoice in an uplifting Christmas concert curated by Noosa Orchestra and help spread joy and peace on Earth?
Noosa Orchestra conductor Antoni Bonetti says the Baroque era of composition was so exact, uplifting and focussed on the glory of God, so what a wonderful way to begin the concert with works of Telemann (Viola concerto) and Vivaldi (Motet).
The orchestra will accompany violin soloist Frank Fodor performing Telemann’s viola concerto. It’s one of Telemann’s most popular and enduring masterpieces. While nuanced by the Baroque period in which it was composed, it has a lightness which still captivates audiences today.
Featured soprano Judit Molnar will sing Nulla in mundo pax sincera, a sacred motet by Vivaldi: “There is no true peace in this world without bitterness”.
According to Bonetti, the text dwells on the imperfections of a world full of evil and sin and is one of Vivaldi’s most beautiful solo motets.
“Music allows us to focus on our destiny as individuals and as a collective race, and to sooth our troubles and embrace our fellows,” Bonetti said.
The second half of the concert will up-tempo with jazzy, contemporary Christmas music from the Diamond Divas, two uplifting solo voices, Judit Molnar and Renae Suttie, who are set to rock, stir and emot.
The audience will then be musically transported to Paris and the sparkles of Offenbach’s Le Belle Helene and the beguiling Bacarolle for two voices.
The concert culminates in the jollity of jazzy and reflective Christmas songs such as: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, O Holy Night and Candlelight Carol.
The audience will be invited to participate by singing select Christmas carols.
To tap your toes and even sing along to Noosa Orchestra and Ensemble’s Christmas concert book online now eventbrite.com
Christmas concert spectacular
What: Noosa Orchestra’s Christmas concert: Diamond Divas and a Christmas tenor
When: Sunday 26 November (Noosaville) starts 2.30pm
Where: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Hall, 115 Eumundi Rd, Noosaville
Tickets: Adults $35 | Students (18-) $15 | School age $10 (plus booking fee) eventbrite.com or $40 at the door (cash only).