Thursday, 26 June 2014

Jazz Goes to School at Burnie High School

Contact: Cheryl King, Burnie High School
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Date: 27 June 2014      
Location: Performing Arts Centre, Burnie High School

Intended Audience: General Audience

The Parents and Friends Association of Burnie High School are excited to be bringing Tasmania's ARIA nominated, Southern Gospel Choir to Burnie on June 27. There will be a free workshop for choristers aged 11 (Year 5) and up in the afternoon and an evening performance.

The choir will comprise eighteen disciples who are front line singers selected by vocal coach Maria Lurighi and Andrew Legg.

Southern Gospel Choir is unique in Australia. Their very contemporary sound draws on the grooves and harmonic structures of jazz, funk, soul, house and hip-hop and yet maintains the heart and soul of traditional gospel through beautiful and powerful melodies and vocal arrangements, and the irrepressible, uncontainable joy that is gospel music.

In keeping with the intent and purpose of the "Jazz Goes to School" series, it is our pleasure to invite coastal choristers to a free workshop between 2.00pm and 3.30pm. Andrew Legg and Maria Lurighi have indicated that they are able to work with students from the age 11 (Year 5 students) to seniors.

The workshop will be followed later that evening by a performance in the Burnie High School Performing Arts Centre. Tickets are $30 per person, (with no concessions) and can be purchased at the School's office or online at