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Get ready for a rich performance, farewell

By Riverine Herald

Prepare for a farewell concert for all to attend.

The River Voices annual winter concert has been bumped forward this year to say goodbye to musical director Martina Richardson.

Richardson will be leaving the country soon after the July 1 concert, headed back to her homeland in Colorado, the United States. But not before one final hoorah.

Held at Moama Anglican Grammar School from 3pm on July 1, the $20 ticket at the door includes the choir’s famous afternoon tea following the performance.

Richardson said the group — ranging from age 18 to 70 — had been practicing all year for this day.

‘‘Since January we’ve practiced our repertoire, and we sing a whole range. It’ll be really special,’’ she said.

‘‘We’re singing some of our favourite pieces and also some new ones. The theme is ‘Turn the World Around’ and that’s actually one of the song names.

‘‘But we’ve taken influence from French songs, African, and even Swahili with percussion instruments. And the whole idea is creating unity through singing,’’ she said.

Tickets are all door sales, and the doors open from 2.30pm on the day. That includes special performances with the allegro (young adult) choir, as well as students from Moama Anglican, and also a soloist.