Choir call-out for award-winning cabaret

A Migrant's Song, Michaela Burger singing in front of red curtain. Photo credit Anne-Laure Marie.

Adelaide’s Cabaret queen Michaela Burger will perform her award-winning cabaret show A Migrant’s Son in Regional SA in March & April in 2021. But the show can’t go on without a community choir.

A Migrant’s Son, which premiered at the 2018 Adelaide Cabaret Festival, explores powerful true stories of Greek migration to Australia in the 1930s.

Michaela is calling on the local community to bring out their singing voices as she searches for a choir to add an extra element to her cabaret.

“It’s a wonderful way to bring the community into the performance and to hear their beautiful voices in old Town Halls just lift the experience,” Michaela said.

During the 2019 tour, 59 choir members from regional choirs joined Michaela across four performances. Choir members relished the experience:

“Go for it! It was a great experience and a privilege to be part of Michaela Burger’s wonderful performance.” “I loved it. Michaela is fabulous and Carol was really good in rehearsing with us. (it was a) great experience to try something professional.” “I loved everything about it. I would love to be involved in something like this again if given the chance.” Choir rehearsals will take place in the weeks leading up to the performances coordinated by a local choir leader.

Choir members are needed for the following performances of A Migrant’s Son:

  • 22 March, 7.30pm, Burra Town Hall
  • 24 March, 7.30pm, Greek Club, Thevenard
  • 27 March, 9pm, Coober Pedy Drive-In
  • 3 April, 7.30pm, Lameroo Memorial Hall
  • 2 April 7.30pm, Tintinara Memorial Hall

Everyone who wants to sing or has a background in singing is encouraged to register their interest with Country Arts SA’s Creative Communities Programmer Tammy Hall [email protected] 08 8444 0411.

Photo credit Anne-Laure Marie