Orchestra sounds season in the Valley in style

David CharlesworthSouth Western Times
Jo and Dave Castro, of Bunbury.
Camera IconJo and Dave Castro, of Bunbury.

Violins, cellos. trumpets and voices rang in the season at the Ferguson Farmstay on Saturday for the Philharmonic South West’s Candlelight Christmas Concert last weekend.

Attendees gathered in the amphitheatre for performances of classic Christmas pieces from the orchestra as well as the South West Opera Company juniors, or SWOClets, and soprano Nerida Mangano.

The performance featured a range of classic Christmas pieces including the Carol of the Bells, Ave Maria, and the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, and less well known including Corelli’s Pastorale from Christmas Concerto and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Pie Jesu.

The performance began at 6.30pm with a medley of Christmas tunes, continued as the sun set and closed under the stars with a trio of carols.

Pictures from the event:

Bob Bucknall, of Margaret River, and Philharmonic South West principal oboe Chloe Lovelidge. Pictures David Charlesworth
Camera IconBob Bucknall, of Margaret River, and Philharmonic South West principal oboe Chloe Lovelidge. Pictures David Charlesworth Credit: Pictures David Charlesworth
Rachel Wels and Sue Zabiela, of Australind.
Camera IconRachel Wels and Sue Zabiela, of Australind.
Lyn Adams of Bunbury, and Jenine and Anne Adams, of Bunbury.
Camera IconLyn Adams of Bunbury, and Jenine and Anne Adams, of Bunbury.
Sophie Lee and Philip Zampogna, of Bunbury.
Camera IconSophie Lee and Philip Zampogna, of Bunbury.
Gale and Leon gass, of Bunbury.
Camera IconGale and Leon gass, of Bunbury.
Natalie and Sean Spencer, of Leschenault, and Trudy Tuckey, of Bunbury (back).
Camera IconNatalie and Sean Spencer, of Leschenault, and Trudy Tuckey, of Bunbury (back).
Sophie Lee and Philip Zampogna, of Bunbury.
Camera IconSophie Lee and Philip Zampogna, of Bunbury.
Geoff and Elspeth Binckes, of College Grove.
Camera IconGeoff and Elspeth Binckes, of College Grove.
Jim and Willy Grumelli, of Ferguson.
Camera IconJim and Willy Grumelli, of Ferguson.
Rhiannon Fox, of Perth, and Brad Allen, of Bunbury.
Camera IconRhiannon Fox, of Perth, and Brad Allen, of Bunbury.
Gale and Leon gass, of Bunbury.
Camera IconGale and Leon gass, of Bunbury.
Turk Ellis and Sue Cornwell, of Ferguson.
Camera IconTurk Ellis and Sue Cornwell, of Ferguson.

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