ANCA is the Australian National Choral Association – an organisation which aims to encourage and promote choral music and choirs in Australia. The WA chapter has just been reformed and they had Choral Festival Day to mark this occasion.
No, this was not a “concert” – it was a festival where for a few hours, everyone first did a warm-up, then different choirs sang for each other and it all finished with a big “sing” – where everyone learnt a song together.
It was a fantastic session – the age range of participants ranged from Primary School to people in their 70′s-80′s! So many choirs and people were interested attending that there weren’t enough seats in the venue!
I was there to take some snaps to document the day. The hardest part was choosing the right time to click the shutter button as many of the items were quiet – so I had to time my shots with louder parts of songs, or right at the end just before or with the applause. Maybe I need to investigate a mirror less camera body one day or some noise dampening for the Nikon D700 :)
Here are some shots from the day!