Cape Harmony Choir set to perform old promenade music

Murray Mills and choir music director Cornelius de Munck (back), Jane Jeanes, Ilona Versluis, Lynn Skidmore and Angela Bapp (front). Photo by Hans Versluis.
Murray Mills and choir music director Cornelius de Munck (back), Jane Jeanes, Ilona Versluis, Lynn Skidmore and Angela Bapp (front). Photo by Hans Versluis.

Cape Harmony Choir will be bringing the old promenade style music back with its performances on June 19 and 20.

In early 2020 the choir were preparing for a concert, had everything lined up and were forced to cancel due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Director of music Cornelius de Munck said it was difficult on everyone because they couldn't get together and sing.

However, since lifting of restrictions in WA, the choir has reunited and been rehearsing since February for the upcoming concerts.

Mr de Munck said the promenade style music is old British music, including Passtime with Good Company which was written by King Henry VIII.

The choir has about 35-40 members and the concert will include a variety of solo, duet and ensemble performance.

Mr de Munck said the venues of Uniting Church for the 19th and Dunsborough's Catholic Church on the 20th had great acoustics and a great atmosphere.

Both concerts will start at 2pm with tickets selling for $20 which includes refreshments during the interval.

Mr de Munck has been the conductor for seven years and said he loved the creativity of putting music together.

"I love putting a program together and shaping it, making sure it has a theme," he said.

"When it comes off, it is a big thrill."

Tickets can be purchased through trybooking.com website and searching Cape Harmony Choir.