Hunter Singers off to China but not before a farewell concert

HUNTER Singers will perform a farewell concert this Sunday before jetting off to China.

The program will feature songs they will perform on the tour, including songs from Australian composers Paul Jarman, Ben van Tienen and Dan Walker, as well as works from Stephen Schwartz and Cold Chisel.

The group of 33 singers and its 20-strong entourage leave next week to compete in the Hong Kong music festival.

After the festival, the singers will travel to mainland China for workshops and school performances.

Hunter Singers tour every two years. On tour the group is introduced to new songs and techniques as well as cultural exchanges with other choirs.

In 2012, the singers competed in the World Choir Games in the US and brought home a gold and two silver awards.

■ Hunter Singers China Tour Farewell Concert is this Sunday, April 6, at Adamstown Uniting Centre, 2pm. Tickets are $20 adults, $15 concession, $10 children and are available at trybooking.com/EPSN or at the door.

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