Lexi Hutton, from the small town of Bingara in northern NSW, is enjoying a rare “trip home”. For the past two years the young soprano has lived in London, and completed her Masters of Music Degree in Advanced Vocal Performance, topping her year group with a Distinction achieved while attending the internationally renowned Royal College of Music, in London.
Her two years have resulted in some memorable moments. In July Lexi competed at the 30th International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition in Vienna where she placed second in the operetta section. With more than 2000 competitors auditioned all over the world, and just 25 Operetta finalists invited to Vienna, it was quite a highlight for her.
In September Lexi will return to London for her debut Solo performance with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of the “Symphony of Sorrowful Songs” by Gorecki, and a lead role in the opera Albert Herring by Benjamin Britten at the Aldburgh Festival. There is even an invitation to perform with the Berlin Opera, an opportunity offered to her by their Opera Director following her Belvedere performance in Vienna.
…But Lexi will not get away from home without giving a performance of her wonderful talents. The North West Theatre Company Inc. is proud to co-host a wonderful musical event in Narrabri and Bingara in August.
Called “An afternoon of BEAUTIFUL Songs” the two concerts will be at the Crossing Theatre, Narrabri on Saturday August 20 and at the Roxy Theatre, Bingara on Sunday August 21, both at 2:30pm.
Lexi will be accompanied by local Manilla pianist, Li Ling Chen, and providing the BEAUTIFUL SONGS with them will be the Harmony Inc. choral group from Narrabri. The theatres will reverberate with beautiful songs from opera to contemporary, songs to delight the ear and uplift the soul.
Harmony Inc. has been performing for many years. Under the Direction of accomplished musician, Julie Fawcett, they have honed a wonderful array of music and won awards for their performances. They are an independent musical ensemble who rehearse regularly and perform for the love of the music and for the benefit of their community.
Tickets for the two concerts will be available soon at the Crossing Theatre and the Bingara Tourist information Centre (Ph:67240066). Proceeds from the Bingara concert will go toward Touriandi Lodge.
Submitted by Rick Hutton
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