Cooma comes alive with the sound of music

COOMA'S local musical groups the Cooma District Band, Snowy Mountains Ensemble, and the Cooma Harmony Chorus will present a concert entitled "Blow, Bow and Bleat" this Sunday May 25 at 3pm at St Paul's Hall.

The organisers promise some noisy fanfares, rich classical music and a piece composed for our "High Country".

The band and orchestra have been practising up their own pieces, and got together for the first time recently to practice the pieces where they will combine.

Next week they will be joined by the choir, and on Sunday 25 May the organisers hope you will join them in a singalong to the Sound of Music, Favourite Things and Edelweiss.

"These three groups give local musicians the chance to play and sing. They provide music for community events ranging from the Cooma Winter Olympians Parade, local shows, Christmas Carols, to markets and other community events. This concert is their chance to really practice up and show you what they can do," Conductor of the Cooma District Band Chris Wall said.

"We need your support. You don't need to donate an instrument or give money, just come along to the concert at 3pm Sunday 25 May at St. Paul's Hall. Buy a ticket from the Fabric Salon or at the door".

Snowy Monaro Arts Council is organising the concert, "supper" (or in this case late afternoon tea), will be included.

"There is a particularly beautiful arrangement of a piece by Farrokh Bulsara - not known as a classical piece. Most people will know the band, the composer's other name, and the name of the piece within the first few notes," Mr Wall said.

So come hear your local musicians, bring a friend, and sing along.

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