Sacred music fills the air

Something Sing About Choir and Lucem Vitae performed Stainer's 'Crucifixon' on 6 April.

Laidley was treated to an evening of sacred music at the Anglican Church on 6 April.

Something to Sing About Choir was joined by professional Brisbane singers, Lucem Vitae, for a rendition of John Stainer’s ‘The Crucifixion’.

Lucem Vitae singers Hainian and Naomi Yu led four workshops with the Laidley choir leading up to the performance to learn the piece.

“We had a really wonderful turn out from the audience and also a great turn out from the choir, who I think sang as well as we have heard them,” Mr Yu said.

“They did a really great job with the new hymns that they’ve been learning.”

Something to Sing About choirmaster Gary Young said it was one of the best joint programs the groups have performed together.

“It was well attended and I think the music was very appropriate, even though it was after Easter,” he said.

“It had lovely music and it told a very good story.”

Mr and Mrs Yu were joined by several of their friends from Brisbane who they completed their musical training with.

“One of our great joys is in introducing our friends to the community and to [the choir], because they’ve inspired us so much and we always hope that our friends who have gone through music with us are able to experience some of their joy and enthusiasm as well,” he said.

Lucem Vitae have conducted several workshops with Something to Sing About and hope to join them again later in the year.

It is Something to Sing About’s tenth anniversary and they are planning a retrospective concert for 19 October.

The choir is seeking a piano accompanist and interested parties can contact Mr Young on 0417799679