Voices In The Forest at the National Arboretum

Advertising Feature 20 October 2011


The good, soaking rain we’ve had over the last couple of weeks has fared well for The National Arboretum, which will be hosting its first major cultural event – the inaugural Voices in the Forest concert.

We’ve had a few tongue in cheek comments on RiotACT describing the Arboretum concert as ‘Voices of the Nascent Forest’ or ‘Definitely not the place to be if one suffers from pollen-related allergies” but
it’s not all been bad. For instance, we’ve got “Pommy bastard” backing us saying — “Good stuff, Anne Sofie von Otter is a first-rate talent. About time we got someone of this calibre here.”

For that, Pommy B – we take our hats off to you. Anne Sofie has been described by many as ‘one of the finest singers of our generation’. So for those of you who prefer not to sit behind your computers posting anonymous comments about what really grinds your gears, we would love for you come along and join as at Voices in the Forest on November 12 this year.

As well as Sweden’s internationally acclaimed, mezzo-soprano, Anne Sofie von Otter, the concert will also feature a glittering cast of international and locally acclaimed singers, including Australian mezzo-soprano Christina Wilson, soprano Louise Page and tenor Henry Choo accompanied by local talent Peter J Casey. You’ll also be treated to a special performance by Robyn Archer, the artistic director of Canberra’s Centenary celebrations.

Tickets are moving across town like pollen fluff in a Canberra spring. So get on board quickly and buy yours now!

More information about the concert can be found at our website or alternatively check out our Facebook page, where you can enter our ‘Strike an Opera Pose’ competition, to win two tickets to the event as well as dinner and wine at Dieci e Mezzo, voted by Gourmet Traveller as Canberra’s number one restaurant.

Tickets can be purchased from Canberra Ticketing on 6275 2700

Ticket prices start from $25 for general admission on the grassed areas, C Reserve seats at $65, B reserve seats at $85 and A Reserve premium seats at $150 are thin on the ground.

Concessional seats are available for children, students and pensioners in C Reserve and General Admission.

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