a musical sunset

 Voices meet strings as the sun goes down over Lake Ginninderra, when Worldly Goods Choir and Canberra Mandolin Orchestra lift the ceiling off the Belconnen Arts Centre with their tunes and croons, their humming and strumming.

Linked by the comic cabaret of Shortis and Simpson, these two community groups celebrate the nationalities and cultural backgrounds represented by their participants. Traditional music from Greece, Italy, Finland, Germany, Russia, and France meets Henry Lawson, Freddie Mercury, Aeroplane Jelly and more.

StringSing brings the choir and orchestra together for the first time, sharing repertoire and stories, within the extraordinary acoustics of the Belconnen foyer. Rich textures and joyous sounds, humour and heartbreak, singing and stringing- all will be present at this not-to-be missed musical sunset.

As John Shortis writes in his theme song-

When it comes to a beautiful fake lake,

It’s you that takes the cake,

Lake Ginninderra,

When it comes to a home a duck and drake make,

It’s you that takes the cake,

Lake Ginninderra,

Dive in and swim,

And string and sing,


Sunday July 6, Belconnen Arts Centre, 5pm.                                  $25/$22concession/$15 students (plus small booking fee)                  To book, go to-