Turaton choir is in town

By Riverine Herald

THE sweet sounds of a choir will ring out from the Uniting Church next Saturday when Turaton is in town.

Turaton, which began as the Tatura Male Choir in 1944 and changed its name in the 1960s to incorporate women, will perform with their 24 members in Echuca.

As well as performing at the commemorations of Anzac Day in Tatura, Turaton has two choral seasons each year.

Turaton will, on May 19 from 1.25pm, perform at the church their Singin’ The ’60s show as part of their concert season.

The program includes songs made famous by the Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, Elvis Presley, The Seekers, the Righteous Brothers, Matt Monroe, Marty Robbins and more.

They will also belt out classic throwback songs like A White Sport Coat and a Pink Carnation, and Yellow Polka-Dot Bikini.

The choir will perform a huge repertoire of television and movie hits such as The Girl From Ipanema, Aah!, and more — all interspersed with delightful solos from four members.

Uniting Church fund raising team member Anne Peace said the church is greatly looking forward to hosting the choir.

‘‘They’ll be a bright interlude for a Saturday afternoon, that’s for sure. They’re not your regular choir.

‘‘The church holds up to 180 people, but we do advise those interested to book. I’d imagine there will still be tickets available on the day,’’ Anne said.

Tickets are available from the Uniting Church office between 10am and 2pm and are $20 each. They will also be available at the door on the day. If you would like more information or for any enquiries, contact Anne on 0429 801 342.