Wagga singers and musicians will support Australian songstress Katie Noonan when she performs in the city this weekend.
Her ethereal voice has leant itself to many of the country’s iconic bands, including George, The Captains and Elixir, and she is now giving Wagga children a chance to shine in the spotlight.
A choir of Wagga school children will support Katie on stage on June 6 at the Civic Theatre as she sings accompanied by her husband, Zac Hurren of Elixir, and the Riverina Chamber Orchestra String Quartet.
“I’m very excited to be coming back to the Civic Theatre,” she said.
“I really love playing out of the big cities.
“There is a special feeling that comes with shows that a re bit out of the way.”
Katie said she remembers being a young girl and being given opportunities to sing on stage and it is something she is now looking at giving other young singers.
“I remember when I was little and I had opportunities to play with people I could learn from and it was a really special experience and I wanted to recreate that,” she said.
“Kids remind you of wonder and excitement.”
Katie will hold workshops with the students during her rehearsal time.
“The main thing I look for is to encourage people to sound like themselves,” she said.
“We live in an age of imitation so I want to encourage people to find their own voice.”
Katie was impressed by the quality of the Riverina Chamber Orchestra during her last visit to Wagga and was adamant they join her on stage.
“There’s nothing that takes away from the power of an organic wooden instrument being played by a human being,” she said.
Katie will perform at the Civic Theatre on June 6 at 7.30pm.
Tickets are $55 for adults and $40 for concession, students and children and are available by calling 6926 9688.
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