Article Title:Southern songs & Broadway melodies from Seattle
Category:New Zealand Daily News
Author or News Staff
Published on:20th February 2003 - 12:00 pm
Story ID:1818
Text:Conductor Dennis Coleman says tomorrow night's Auckland Town Hall concert of the gay Seattle Men's Chorus will include a special bracket of songs from the Southern Hemisphere. Psalm 150 by Brazilian composer Ernesto Aguiar is "a fiery acappella setting that has taken the whole choral world by storm." Past Life Melodies by Australian Sarah Hopkins uses "overtone singing to create the sound of the didgeridoo". We don't do very much specifically gay material, he says, but promises some razzle-dazzle too, with a selection from the Broadway musical Hairspray, including some ritzy choreography. Auckland concert-goers will also hear David Maddux's Michael`s Letter to Mama, with a text taken from Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City.    
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