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THE IDEA OF NORTH: world renowned Australian a capella group to perform in Thailand
The Australian Embassy in association with Chulalongkorn University proudly presents Australian a capella group, The Idea of North.
The Idea of North has been mesmerising audiences for over 17 years. The four-person singing group’s body of work covers a breadth of genres including jazz, folk, gospel, pop and classical. Their beautifully distinct sound and style consistently delights fans. They are one of Australia’s highest selling jazz groups and continue to successfully reinvent themselves, enabling a freshness and relevance to the tradition of a cappella singing.
The group have studied and worked with some of the truly great singers, arrangers and vocal groups including The New York Voices, Tuck and Patti, Gene Puerling, Mark Murphy and Cheryl Bentyne (Manhattan Transfer). They have also worked and performed with The Real Group (Sweden), Rajaton (Finland) and M-Pact (USA), three of the finest a cappella ensembles in the world today.
The Idea of North have been recognised by many major awards and recording successes, including the 2010 ARIA award for ‘Best Jazz Album’, and were winners of the Harmony Sweepstakes, the largest international a cappella competition in the world. They have performed major events at the Lincoln Centre in New York and the Kennedy Centre in Washington DC.
As Australian Jazz great, James Morrison said, ‘A cappella is sometimes thought of as being minimalist, but when you can sing and entertain like The Idea of North, a band would just get in the way'.
The Idea of North will perform at Chulalongkorn University Cultural Center on Wednesday, 1 February 2012 at 7pm.
The group will give master classes at Kasetsart University on 31 January from 2-4pm and at Chulalongkorn University on 1 February from 3-5pm.
The Idea of North with all also give a private concert together with Thai group, A Capella 7, on 2 February at a reception hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to celebrate the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Australia and Thailand.
Admission to the concert and workshops is free. For more detail information please contact: 02 218 4563.
The Idea of North is Sally Cameron (soprano), Joy Hague Crellin (alto), Nicholas Begbie (tenor) and Andrew Piper (bass).
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