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aurora - yav senior vocal ensemble

Rehearses 8 – 10.15pm on Thursdays in the school term
Conductor: Christie Anderson

Accompanist: Julie Dobo

Aurora is a cappella women’s ensemble catering for voices from 20 – 35 years of age.  All experienced choristers, Aurora performs a range of repertoire from early music to contemporary pop.  The group made its 4.5 star debut in the 2010 Adelaide International Fringe Festival with That Lonesome Road and each year has added acclaim at the Fringe, most recently with Australian Beauty, where they received a 4 star review and were described as “An ensemble [of]… great finesse, feeling and accomplishment” (Rip it Up, March 2014).

Aurora has toured for Country Arts SA, and in 2010 represented Australia in Canada at the International Choral Kathaumixw Festival in beautiful Powell River, British Columbia.  They also toured extensively in regional BC and Alberta. 

In addition to its self-promoted concerts, Aurora also performs for community events, weddings, soirees and independent concert programmes. Aurora has performed at the Adelaide Festival Centre, for the Governor of South Australia and was honoured to perform as part of the 3rd Anniversary of the Apology to the Stolen Generation with the Ngarrinjeri Miminar Kaikulun women’s choir from Murray Bridge. They are making their debut in the Australian A Cappella Competition in 2014.

What the critics have said:

"The Chapel at The Butterfly House is the perfect setting, considering the heavenly voices of this 19-member group."

"It was particularly delightful to hear the ethereal voices take on Throw Your Arms Around Me - and I almost shed a tear during the evenings magnificent highlight, Hallelujah".

The Advertiser Adelaide Now, 2 March 2010 (4.5 stars “That Lonesome Road”)

“they got rhythm… and seriously good voices”.

Adelaide Advertiser March 2011 – (4 stars “FEVER”)

“An ensemble [of]… great finesse, feeling and accomplishment”

“The final encore of Huddie Ledbetter’s “Silvy” was a sight and sound to behold.”

Rip It Up, 18 March 2014 (4 stars “Australian Beauty”)

 

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