Outback River Lights Festival

Regional Outback River Lights Festival Paroo Shire Council, Cunnamulla                                

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Paroo Shire Council is hosting Opera Queensland for a concert, a sing-along and a series of school holiday workshops from Wednesday, 12 April, to Friday, 13 April, at the Outback River Lights Festival.


Sing Sing Sing
Thursday 13 April, 6.00pm
Treat yourself to a fabulous evening of song and socialising at the Club Boutique Hotel in Cunnamulla, led by baritone and vocal coach Jason Barry-Smith and Opera Queensland’s Head of Music Narelle French.

Sing Sing Sing is a fun-filled night of music making and merriment for singers of all levels of experience and ability. Connect with friends and share in our love of song to kick-off the 2023 River Lights Festival in Cunnamulla.

This is a free event supported by Paroo Shire Council. Please register to attend.

Opera Queensland in Concert – Where I belong
Friday 14 April, 6.00pm

Take a seat and enjoy a concert by Jason Barry-Smith, Nick Kirkup, and Nina Korbe with Opera Queensland’s Head of Music Narelle French on piano, featuring some of their favourite contemporary and classical opera repertoire.
The concert is part of the Outback River Lights Festival to celebrate the restoration of the Invincible Theatre.

The event will feature a performance by participants of the River Lights Festival youth workshop, performing a song written during Opera Queensland’s Composed in Queensland residency, with Cunnamulla students and Marcus Corowa.

Join us at 6pm in the old cinema of the Invincible Buildings for a night of sublime music.

This is a ticketed event. Please contact the Cunnamulla Information Centre for tickets.

School holiday Youth Workshops
Wednesday 12 – Friday 14 April

Students aged 8-13 years are invited to explore a varied musical repertoire in this three-day group workshop during the Easter school holidays in Cunnamulla and perform on stage with Opera Queensland’s artists during the Outback River Lights Festival their newly learnt repertoire, including a song written by Marcus Corowa and Cunnamulla school students during Opera Queensland’s Composed in Queensland project in 2022,

Workshops are suitable for children between 8-13 years.

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