Songs from Beneath The Southern Cross

Oriana Choir is to sing a selection of Australian compositions in Beneath The Southern Cross. 341490_01

From Georgie Girl to You’re the Voice … acclaimed Sunshine Coast ensemble, Oriana Choir will present a celebration of Australian music from across the decades in August.

Beneath the Southern Cross will be presented in Brisbane and on the Sunshine Coast on August 13 and 20.


The evocative program by Australian composers is to be conducted by renowned Queensland musical director Paul Holley and accompanied by Annabelle Clucas and the Oriana Band. Also singing are soprano soloist, Panayiota Kalatzis and the Sunshine Coast Youth Choir, conducted by Annie Wilson.

Beneath the Southern Cross will have toes tapping and hearts singing as the Choir sings an eclectic selection of Australian music including favourites from The Seekers, John Farnham, Olivia Newton-John and Powderfinger, along with beautiful art songs and modern choral compositions.


“We are feeling inspired about this programme of Australian music,” Oriana president Melissa Innes said.

“The choral works we’re preparing are simply beautiful and it’s always a lot of fun bringing the Oriana flavour to Aussie standards such as Georgie Girl and You’re the Voice.”


Oriana fans will remember Paul Holley’s last production with the choir, the acclaimed Come to the Woods.

The singers are thrilled to have the talented Brisbane-based conductor and artistic director of Voices of Birralee back at the helm.

Paul’s natural warmth and passion for choral music are inspirational.

With more than 25 years of teaching experience and many years of working with community choirs, Paul is particularly adept at connecting with singers of all ages, collaborating with them in creating wonderful musical events. 


“Oriana feel honoured to have Paul Holley back this season,” said Ms Innes.

“His exuberance and energy, along with his passion for story-telling through music, are infectious.”

Beneath the Southern Cross will be presented at 2pm on Sunday, August 13, at the Trinity Centre, St Rita’s College, Clayfield and at 2pm on Sunday, August 20, at Stella Maris School, Maroochydore

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