When Co-Artistic Director Peter Casey told the 42 boys from the National Boys Choir they were playing to a full house for their Corowa performance on September 25 there was a collective yell of joy.
The boys then proceeded to walk through the main doors of the Oddfellows Hall, past the 150 plus crowd, to the stage singing the Medieval song Salva Nos, all sounding like angels.
Co-Artistic Director Philip Carmody took charge for the first half of the night, interspersing song introductions, with quizzes for the audience about what had just been sung.
The first half featured solos and songs from the 17th century.
The second half started with the children’s opera “All the Kings Men”, written by Richard Rodney Bennett.
After the opera, the boys moved down each side of the hall and performed the song for which the choir is best known, Peter Allen’s “I Still Call Australia Home”, which was received to loud and long applause.
Corowa was the first night on the National Boys Choir, rural Victoria/NSW tour where they will perform six shows in eight nights and what a successful night it was.
The Rotary Club of Corowa, who paid for the choir’s visit to Corowa, would like to especially thank families who hosted boys, as well as thank everyone who attended on the night.