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Rockhampton's Community Choir



Welcome to RMU

The Rockhampton Musical Union Choir has been entertaining and enriching the Rockhampton community since 1888. We welcome members of all ages and from all walks of life who share a common love of music.The Youth Choir competes annually in the Queensland Eisteddfod. RMU also regularly presents musical productions and concerts at the Pilbeam Theatre and in our own hall in Denison Street.


Latest news

Scrooge: The Musical 23-25 June 2017

Scrooge: The Musical will be presented at the RMU Choir Hall in Denison Street 23 - 25 June 2017. To book your ticket, go to www.trybooking.com/OIJQ. If you are unable to book online, please call Pat on 0407 964 731.

Are you suffering from post-Christmas blues? Do you want to keep the spirit of Christmas alive in 2017? The Rockhampton Musical Union Choir will be introducing its very own Ebenezer Scrooge and a cast of Victorian characters for its production of Scrooge: The Musical in June 2017.

The musical is faithful to Charles Dickens' novella, A Christmas Carol, telling the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserable miser who is transformed through the intervention of the three ghosts: The Ghost of Christmas Past, The Ghost of Christmas Present and The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. The musical is based on the 1970 movie Scrooge and was written by Leslie Bricusse, composer and lyricist famous for creating the musicals, Jekyll and Hyde and Victor/Victoria, as well as the movie soundtracks of Goldfinger, Home Alone and much more.

Director Janette McLennan plans to convert the RMU choir hall into a Christmas scene reminiscent of Victorian 19th Century England.

For more information, contact the choir at rmuchoir@gmail.com


Les Misérables 27-29 October 2017

This iconic show is based on the novel Les Misérables by French poet and novelist Victor Hugo, and set in 19 th Century France. It was penned by Claude-Michel Schönberg (music) and Alan Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel (original French lyrics) and Herbert Kretzmer (English lyrics). The musical is completely 'sung-through'.

The story involves all the themes of the human spirit from love to loss and rumination to redemption. Great songs and sweeping musical set pieces such as I Dreamed a Dream, Bring Him Home, On My Own and Do You Hear the People Sing allow the performers the opportunity to draw an audience into the story.

Since its premiere performance in Paris in 1980, audiences have continued to grow and productions have been mounted by both professional and community companies. The Rockhampton Musical Union Choir was one of the first amateur companies in Australia to present this show in 1993.

The members of the Production Team for the 2017 production are:

Director: Joy Phillippi
Musical Director Vocal: Christine Netherwood
Musical Director Orchestra: Dennis Ilott
Vocal Support: Bernadette Mitchell
Drama Support: Judi Scheuber
 
The Cast List:
 
John Valjean: Bradley Villiers
Javert: Lachlan Scheuber
Marius: Jacob Goves
Cosette: Catherine Schwarten
Thenardier: Michael Robertson
Madame Thenardier: Janette McLennan
Fantine: Claire Janes
Eponine: Trinity March-Hoolihan
Enjolras: Matthew Dennis
The Bishop: Darryl Strelow
Little Cosette: Holly Forsythe / Tayah Ellis
Little Eponine: Ella Giles

Cast members can access the preliminary rehearsal schedule here.

Les Misérables will be presented at the Pilbeam Theatre 27 - 29 October 2017. Book your tickets at www.seeitlive.com.au.


 


Last updated 20 June 2017