The developing village of Living Choice Flagstaff Hill is gaining a reputation for attracting residents with a diverse range of talents – authors, artists, golfers and now singers. In fact, there are so many singers in the village that the Village Voices Singing Group was formed and has already held its inaugural concert.
Recently, fellow villagers, friends and family congregated at the Seeds Uniting Church Hall, Aberfoyle Park to attend the first Village Voices Concert. More than 100 guests listened to a wide variety of songs which the singers, under the leadership of Peter Habib, had learned and rehearsed. Olga Habib introduced the songs and the guest artists.
Resident Wendy Butler reported that Ava Leone, a Year 11 student, sang some solos and survived the hiccups in the technology which cut out her accompaniment. “She carried on bravely, unaccompanied and completed her songs admirably. We were also honoured to have violinist Cathy Travaglione, accompanied by Shoko McInerney on keyboard, entertain us very professionally. Ava joined the singers for the last item, filling in the solo part and rocking the hall,” she said.
“Peter presented the guest artists with a small gift and the singers presented Peter and Olga with a thank-you gift for all their outstanding work and organisation. Following the singing, the Social Club organised an afternoon tea.”
Wendy said the feedback had been very positive. “Hopefully we inspired more to join our group. We look forward to moving on to some new songs and Christmas Music.”