After more than 13 years Wallace Bruce has retired as conductor of the Yarrawonga Mulwala Ecumenical Choir.January 30, 2014 9:30am
The festive season brought some wonderful choral music to Yarrawonga as the choir performed at various functions in the lead-up to Christmas, culminating in the Christmas celebration of “Nine Lessons and Carols” at St Cuthbert’s Anglican Church just prior to Christmas, and the Epiphany service at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in January.
The choir began more than thirty years ago, bringing the Anglican “Nine Lessons and Carols” service to St. Cuthbert’s at Christmas.
This year’s celebration of that service was a fitting night for the choir and the wider church communities to acknowledge the retirement of Wallace Bruce as conductor and musical director, and to make a presentation to him, as Wallace’s involvement spans the whole lifetime of the choir.
Wallace was a foundation member of the choir, singing with the basses for many years, and for the last thirteen or more years he has been the choir’s conductor and musical director.
Michael Jones, choir member and parish priest at St. Cuthbert’s, spoke warmly of Wallace’s involvement in the choir since its inception, and for the professionalism he has brought to the choir.
Michael acknowledged and thanked Wallace for the time he has given to the choir over the years, attending conducting schools, sourcing a richly diverse range of music from suppliers around the world, dealing with the ever increasing complexity of copyright issues, and mastering the sound system now used by the choir with the intricacies of the use of backing tracks for rehearsals and performances.
On behalf of the churches Michael thanked Wallace for the way in which his choice of music and leadership of the choir has enriched the worship life of the local Christian community particularly at Christmas and Easter and has brought much pleasure to all those for whom the choir has regularly performed over the years.
Michael also paid tribute to Wallace’s wife Lexie, acknowledging that the choir took a huge amount of Wallace’s time, and expressed the hope that Wallace and Lexie might now have more freedom to enjoy attending the live shows they both love.
Michael concluded by reminding Wallace that while he intends to rejoin the “basses”, they would be holding auditions during January and Wallace would be welcome to apply.
Milk processor Murray Goulburn has recorded a net profit after tax of $40 million for the last financial year.
The first preliminary final on Saturday saw the Tungamah seniors start their campaign against Waaia at the Rennie Recreation Reserve.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
THE Riverine Herald’s echucamoama magazine has been named Victorian Country Press Association open section magazine of the year.
THE best thing about memories is making them.
LEGACY Week starts next week across Australia and Kyabram Legatee volunteers will be out across the district selling merchandise to raise funds for the families of servicemen who have died.
Avenel win over Nagambie to take top spot
Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
MAYBE you’re on a trip to Melbourne, your taste buds are feeling adventurous or you just want to “shoot the breeze”.
The preparations for the 10th Cobram Swap Meet have been given a boost with a brand new line marker. The Rotary Club of Cobram, which organise the swap meet, applied for a volunteer grant from the Federal Government, from which it received $4600.
Deni’s Debutante Ball gurus Vicki Ackers and Deb O’Connor love working with youth.
Tuesday, August 16
The News magazines are online - read high quality magazines in your time. Check in regularly for the latest editions.
Riverine Herald's well regarded locally produced magazines. They're now online, so you can read them whenever and wherever you like.
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.