MUST-WATCH PERFORMANCE: The Esk Community Choir will bring Les Mis to Blackbutt in June.
MUST-WATCH PERFORMANCE: The Esk Community Choir will bring Les Mis to Blackbutt in June. Darryl GREEN

Les Mis concert not to be missed

THE ESK Community Choir will be presenting excerpts from the breathtaking tale of Les Misérables to audiences in Blackbutt in June.

The performance will be the second for the choir after packing a full house at the Somerset Civic Centre at the beginning of this month.

Maree Hammond of the Blackbutt Singers attended the event in May and was determined to bring the performance to the South Burnett.

"Sue Walker's interpretation of Fantine was exquisitely beautiful, sumptuous and full of raw emotion," she said.

"The Esk Community Choir has once again triumphed in this backdrop of 19th century France, telling an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption."

Esk Choir musical director Alexis Fitzgerald said the performance would consist of soloists, duos, and a full choir accompanied by two classical pianos.

"A young gentleman stands upon a barricade waving his flag in defiance of the government of the time to bring a better future to the downtrodden community," Ms Fitzgerald said.

"It's extremely powerful music and the choir took six months to prepare."

Ms Hammond said the Esk Community Choir would put on a fantastic performance.

"We feel very privileged to have the Esk Community Choir come up to present this show to the people of the South Burnett," she said.

"We don't get the chance to see this sort of thing very often."

The Esk Community Choir's performance of Les Misérables will be hosted by the Blackbutt Singers at Blackbutt Community Hall on Saturday, June 20 at 6pm.

For more information, phone Maree Hammond on 4163 0581.

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