Cellist Shannon Tobin rehearses with the Camerata which will perform Ann Carr-Boyd’s Tyalgum Dawn.
Cellist Shannon Tobin rehearses with the Camerata which will perform Ann Carr-Boyd’s Tyalgum Dawn.

Composer picks fest for debut

GUESTS at this year's Tyalgum Festival of Classical Music will be delivered a treat with the world premiere of an specially-composed work by composer Ann Carr-Boyd.

The composition, Tyalgum Dawn, features soprano and strings and will be performed by Brisbane orchestra, the Camerata of St John's in the grand finale concert on September 4.

Festival music director Jenni Hibbard said the music reflected the sounds of Tyalgum.

“One of the special features of the Tyalgum Hall classical music performances has always been the sounds of leaves rustling on the roof and our local birds singing in the trees nearby,” said Ms Hibbard.

“For this year's landmark festival, Ann Carr-Boyd will bring these distinctive background accompaniments into the concert hall.”

The festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and will run over three days.

“Running over three jam-packed days from September 2-4, this year's program represents the culmination of two decades of presenting a truly outstanding and totally unique celebration of classical music,” said coordinator Alexsandra Wilkinson.

Tickets are available at www.tyalgumfestival.com.au.



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