This month we find out what Camerata of St John’s have been up to since performing at AFCM.
Q. Where was your next stop after AFCM?
Camerata’s next stop after AFCM was our regional Queensland drought relief tour Strings at Sunset. The full company travelled to Chinchilla, Mitchell, Blackall, Barcaldine, Ilfracombe, and Longreach. Working with Chinchilla-based not-for-profit group, Drought Angels, we identified community groups in each location who used our concerts as fundraisers for their drought relief work supporting farmers in their local areas. In addition Camerata raised over $1,500 in food items which were gifted to Drought Angels to distribute to farmers in need. This tour also featured the Australian premiere of a work Camerata commissioned by Christopher Healey, Renewing Rain.
Q. What are you doing now?
We’re in the rehearsal room for our Halloween-themed concert program, Things That Go Bump In The Night, 21-31 October in Brisbane, Toowoomba and Ipswich. Our admin team are in the final stages of confirming details for our exciting Season 2016 program which will be launched this Friday, 16 October.
Q. Next big thing you’re looking forward to?
We’re very much looking forward to Things That Go Bump in the Night
where we have commissioned a number of spooky film and animation works by the extremely talented Oscar-nominated filmmaker Anthony Lucas (The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello
). Following this, we will work towards our final concert for 2015 on 13 December in QPAC’s Concert Hall with Actor/Writer Tama Matheson, Bright Stars Shone For Us
. Tickets are available for our final concerts of the year in Brisbane, Toowoomba, and Ipswich at www.camerata.net.au.