Melbourne Youth Choir | 5 July

Friday 05 July 2019
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Hammer dulcimer master Malcolm Dalglish and 55 young voices of Melbourne’s Exaudi Choir

US musician and hammer dulcimer master Malcolm Dalglish and 55 voices of Exaudi youth choir from Australia visit Skye on their two week tour of Scotland and Ireland.

Picture Book is a collection of vocal music that reimagines traditional Scots-Irish roots through works of contemporary American composer Malcolm Dalglish in collaboration with celebrated Australian choir director Mark O’Leary.

Mark’s Exaudi youth choir grew up performing this music throughout Australia and New Zealand, accompanied by Malcolm’s inventive hammer dulcimer playing along with multi-faceted percussionist Peter Jacob.
Picture Book pulls us into the awe of the natural world with mythical creatures, birds, trees, and wild things. Expect settings of old time American fiddle tunes, Kentucky writer Wendell Berry’s nature poetry, and instructional hip-hopperettas on the making of pie or an over-the-top peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Pic¬ture Book is a boldly optimistic feast of song with soaring melodies, transcendent harmonies, and imaginative vocalese.

Mark is an Honorary Life Member of the Kodály Music Education Institute of Australia, a Churchill Fellow and was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for services to choral music and education in 2018.


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