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Qwire’s Sparkling Show Tunes

HerCanberra Team

More than 80 singers, from all ages and walks of life, will be performing musicals old and new tonight and tomorrow night at The Q.

‘Show Tunes’, Qwire’s largest production to date, features hope, love, triumph and ‘just a touch’ of despair.

The Canberra Gay and Lesbian Qwire is one of the capital’s leading community choirs. It started from humble beginnings, with just seven members, and today shines with more than 120, from teenagers to mature singers.

With ‘Show Tunes’, the choir will perform 17 great standout moments from musicals such as Evita, Les Miserables, Matilda and the Sound of Music. All songs were carefully selected by the Qwire creative team for their ability to relay a message of equality.

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Musical Director, Leonard Weiss, says the choir has spent 12 solid months practicing and perfecting the show, which he says is a ‘unique experience that everyone who loves music will enjoy.’

Now in its 23rd year, Qwire uses music to promote understanding and awareness of the capital’s LGBTIQ community. It’s a non-auditioned choir meaning that singers of varying skill levels and experience can join in to develop their passion for singing.

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The choir has performed at functions held at the National Gallery of Australia, Parliament House and the MusicACT Music Awards. It recently participated in the Out and Loud Choral Festival in Auckland, New Zealand.

Qwire also performs annually at Canberra’s SpringOUT Festival, this year being held 29 October to 20 November.

Qwire performs Show Tunes tonight at 7.30 and tomorrow night, Sunday 23 October, at 5pm, at The Q—Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre. Tickets: www.canberraqwire.org.au

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