Be part of history. Voices in the forest at the arboretum.

Advertising Feature 14 July 2011 2

voices in the forest

The National Arboretum Canberra continues its evolution into a national attraction as it prepares to hold its first major community concert on a grand scale on Saturday 12 November 2011.

Voices in the Forest, a Broadway and operatic concert, will feature internationally acclaimed singers and local talent against the stunning backdrop of the Arboretum and unique views across Canberra. The concert will start at 4.00pm and conclude at 7.30pm with gates opening at 2.00pm.

The concert will feature international and local acclaimed singers, including Sweden’s internationally acclaimed, mezzo-soprano, Anne Sofie von Otter, Australian mezzo-soprano Christina Wilson, soprano Louise Page and tenor Henry Choo. The program includes a special performance by Robyn Archer accompanied by PJ Casey.

The afternoon’s program has something for all, with well-known operatic arias from Bizet’s Carmen, Offenbach’s Bacarolle, Puccini’s Nessun Dorma, Broadway hits including songs from Gershwin and Andrew Lloyd Webber, and songs from ABBA and Louis Armstrong’s jazz era.

Voices in the Forest will be held in the natural amphitheatre near the new Visitors Centre site and the Events Terrace. The performance will climax as the sun sets over Canberra, creating a magical atmosphere as exquisite voices perform at their very best in duets and encores.

Ticket prices start from $25 for general admission on the grassed areas, D Reserve seats at $45, C Reserve seats at $65, B reserve seats at $85 and A Reserve premium seats at $150 including wine and dinner and the opportunity to meet the performers. Concessional seats are available for children, students and pensioners. Tickets are available from For further information about the concert, please visit

For the chance to be part of the history of the National Arboretum Canberra, ensure you attend the first major cultural event of its kind at our newest national attraction.

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2 Responses to Be part of history. Voices in the forest at the arboretum.
astrojax astrojax 5:02 pm 14 Jul 11

‘voices in the nascent forest’, might be a more apt name?

will they branch out and sing songs for the elder in the community, or will they leave this to those who pine for real music?

dungfungus dungfungus 11:10 am 14 Jul 11

Definitely not the place to be if one suffers from pollen related allergies especially with all those exotic shrubs all over the place. Hope it doesn’t rain.

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