THIS year, one of the Discover Dunkeld events promises to bat above the average barbecue fund-raiser, thanks to an enterprising group of country cricketers.
Tired of the same old offerings, the Grampians’ Cricket Club decided fine wine, canapés and 50 stirring voices of Australia’s largest male Welsh choir in a woolshed in Dunkeld would suitably up the ante.
On Friday, October 18 guests will be treated to champagne and canapés in the magnificent setting of Dunkeld’s historic farming property Devon Park, then seated in the woolshed for the choral delights of one of Australia’s most highly regarded Welsh choirs, whose performance history includes the London Olympic Games.
The choir will perform a mix of old and new, from stirring hymns to modern classics of the opera, stage and film genres.
Being the premier event of the Discover Dunkeld festival, the night will be a celebration of music, arts and culture in a magical and historic setting.
Grampians Cricket Club president Adrian Kelly said it was hard to find ways to raise money and bring something new to the community.
“Cricket clubs and choirs don’t usually mix, but inviting the choir to Dunkeld seemed like a good way to raise money for our club and promote the region in conjunction with the Discover Dunkeld ethos of arts and culture,” he said.
For details or to book visit www.discoverdunkeld.com or phone 0439 308 185.