The Royal Theatre in Quirindi has been building a reputation for staging a wide variety of entertainment for Liverpool Plain’s audiences and this will continue on Friday 17 February when the Spooky Men’s Chorale will perform at 8pm.
The Spooky Men’s Chorale
The 13 improbably bearded vocalists make their way to the Royal for Musica Viva in collaboration with Arts North West.
As thunderous as a herd of wildebeest, as sly as a wagonload of Spike Milligans, and as sonorous as a cloister of monks, the Spooky Men’s Chorale are a gift that keeps on giving. The Spooky Men’s Chorale are the defacto archdeacons of low frequency vocal mayhem. They emerged blithering and blinking eyed from the Blue Mountains 16 years ago, and armed with no more than their voices, a nice line in deadpan, and an ill matched set of hats, have been gleefully disturbing audiences throughout Australia, New Zealand and the UK ever since.
With a repertoire ranging from Georgian table songs to immaculate ballads, vaudevillian nonsense and a mock Sufi ode to the Bee Gees, they have earned a reputation for highly amusing and entertaining performances built on a solid musical base under the leadership of Stephen Taberner.
The Spooky Men’s Chorale have appeared at the Woodford Festival, The National Folk Festival, Blue Mountains Festival, Port Fairy Festival, and Hobart Festival of Voices. They have featured on ABC TV in Spicks and Specks and The New Inventors. Internationally they have enjoyed great acclaim during 6 UK tours giving 170 performances to 80,000 people at music festivals including Cambridge, Shrewsbury and Sidmouth, theatrical venues at London Union Chapel, Liverpool Philharmonic and Cardiff St David's Hall. They have also appeared at Tonder Festival in Denmark and Malmo Festival in Sweden They have also toured New Zealand, appearing at the Otago Festival. Now Liverpool Plains music lovers have the opportunity to see them perform locally.
Since its formation in 1945, the not-for-profit national arts company Musica Viva Australia has delivered quality music to regional and remote areas around the country, ensuring all music lovers can experience live performances no matter where they live.
Tickets are $30 for adults and can be obtained online at - www.quirindiroyaltheatre.com/spookymen/ and are also available at the LPSC Customer Service Desk at the Administration Centre.