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.