A wintertime oasis of warmth, food, songs and friendship marked La La La’s annual Bastille soirée in Northcote last night. The choir has spent much of the past term polishing and preparing for the evening, and the results showed. They performed sixteen pieces, from cheeky drinking or marching songs through to slow courtly dances. Some of the choral highlights were: Les Colchiques, a piece by Melbourne-based composer Lewis Ingham commissioned especially for our choir; a composition by the great Fauré (of Clair de lune and Requiem fame) from when he was himself still a young music student; and the piece Cadet Rousselle which […]
SBS Radio’s interview with choir ambassadors Dr Chantal Crozet and Stuart Wells was broadcast this afternoon. They were hosted by Jean-Noel Ducasse and talked about our upcoming Bastille Soiree concert and guest speaker Peter McPhee, and shared a brief history of the choir and a little of our music repertoire. Have a listen! You can also listen to the original interview on the SBS website.
We’re in the paper! Reporter Ed Gardiner interviewed Anna and Clare to write up an article about the choir and let people know about our upcoming Bastille Day concert. With a print readership of about 19,000, this was a great chance to get the word out. The piece was published in the Northcote Leader on July 5. Photo thanks to choir supporter Sally Watson. Full text: Choir sings up a storm in French Bastille Day Soiree set for church By Ed Gardiner Say bonjour to a world-class French choir. the La La La Chorale is preparing for its Bastille Day Soiree […]
We are pleased to announce that our guest speaker is Emeritus Professor Peter McPhee, professorial fellow at the University of Melbourne and specialist in French History, who will speak on the French Revolution – Paris and beyond. Not to miss! We’re also grateful to our sponsors for providing some fantastic door prizes. Everyone with a ticket is in the running to win one of the following: Two tickets to the upcoming ‘Every Trick in the Book’ play at the Melbourne French Theatre A $75 voucher to Breizoz Crêperie in Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. A $50 voucher for delicious French cuisine […]