Stage and Screen performance at City Baptist Church

STAGE AND SCREEN: From left are Erica Collis Oates, Evangeline Chalk and Michael Stocks. Picture: Phillip Biggs
STAGE AND SCREEN: From left are Erica Collis Oates, Evangeline Chalk and Michael Stocks. Picture: Phillip Biggs

From Carnival of the Animals to Raiders of the Lost Ark, and John Williams to James Bond, the St. Cecilia School of Music’s Stage and Screen Concert on Saturday June 24th promises to transform the City Baptist Church on Frederick St into a museum of musical theatre.

A diverse and entertaining selection of stage and screen masterpieces have been carefully selected in order to cater to all generations of music lovers.

All four St. Cecilia String Orchestras will perform, as well as selected soloists.

For the first time, there will also be several duos taking to the stage.

Organiser Michael Stocks said the concert was designed to show the role of music telling stories

“I have invited some of Launceston’s finest young musicians to contribute to the programme in a way that I hope will allow the audience to realise just how important the contribution of music has been to both Stage and Screen over the years,” he said.

“Some of the songs date back as far as 1894, but the concert focuses more on popular movies and theatre over the past two decades,” he said.   

The show’s ensemble includes Cellist Denni Sulzberger, as well as violinists Eric March, Clay Ritchie, Georgia Hillier, Evangeline Chalk and Michael Stocks, who will all feature in various combinations.

They will present popular works from operas such as ‘Thaïs’ and ‘Lakmé’ as well as modern hits such as Adelle’s Skyfall and Por Una Cabeza, a piece that has featured in films such as Scent of a Woman and True Lies.

Stocks said the set list has a broad appeal.

“The audience is bound to be entertained by dramatic overtures, beautiful ballads and classic songs that have graced theatres around the world,” he said

“Our Stage and Screen Concert will be an entertaining evening for music lovers of all ages.”

Tickets to Stage and Screen are $20 for adults, $8 for Students/Children, and $50 for families.

They can be purchased from Barratts Music, 104 George Street, Launceston.

Door sales from 6.45 pm.

For Booking enquiries call 1300 858 499.

The Stage and Screen show will start at 7.30pm on June 24.