So much glorious music has been written for choirs that it’s hard to select just a few pieces for one concert. But responding to demand, Perth Symphonic Chorus has created an afternoon of favourites such as Fauré’s In paradisium from his Requiem, Lacrimosa from the Mozart Requiem and Schubert’s Heilig, Heilig, Heilig, along with Ešenvalds’ new ethereal work, The New Moon, for unaccompanied 12-part choir and six tuned wineglasses.
The pace picks up in the second half with best-loved show tunes and songs from the jazz repertoire.
Highlights from Broadway musicals Porgy & Bess, West Side Story and My Fair Lady line up alongside Blue Skies, Mack the Knife, I Got Rhythm, and It Don’t Mean a Thing, to name a few, complete with a small jazz band and soloist.
Christ Church Grammar School, August 12, 2.30pm-5pm
Movie: Mission: Impossible – Fallout
Ethan Hunt and members of the Impossible Mission Force are back and in a race against time after a mission goes horribly wrong. Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Simon Pegg and Alec Baldwin create another 100 minutes of breathless stunts and derring-do.
In cinemas, August 2
Movie: The Breaker Upperers
From the producers of Hunt for the Wilderpeople comes this comedy starting NZ comedians Jackie van Beek and Madeleine Sami, who play besties Jen and Mel. They discover they were being two-timed by the same man, so start a business breaking up couples for cash.
In cinemas July 26
Movie: Book Club
Hang on to your hats. Four lifelong friends who read 50 Shades of Grey in their monthly book club find their lives changing as discussion leads to some interesting revelations. Jane Fonda, Mary Steenburgen, Diane Keaton and Candice Bergen lead the fun.
In cinemas, August 9
Music: Tristan Und Isolde
Wagner’s epic is the centrepiece of the WA Symphony Orchestra’s 90th anniversary, and this concert production Tristan und Isolde features a dream cast of Stuart Skelton and Eva-Maria Westbroek in the title roles with Asher Fisch at the helm of WASO, the WASO Chorus and the St George’s Cathedral Consort
Perth Concert Hall: Thursday August 16, 6pm-11pm
Theatre: Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
This extraordinarily conceived stage production of Mark Haddon’s bestselling book has broken records on the West End and Broadway and now arrives in Perth with some of the London cast, including lead Joshua Jenkins, who plays the young boy Christopher Boone.
His Majesty’s Theatre, August 8-19
Doctors Dozen: Singlefile
After a successful career in academia and then in international consulting, South African-born Philip and Vivienne Snowden realised their dream child. In 2007 they purchased a picturesque property in Denmark, Western Australia.
Thank you for entering the Singlefile Doctor’s Dozen Competition. Please note: by entering the Doctor’s Drum Competition your email address will be provided to Singlefile winery for marketing purposes.