Mount Isa is set for a big three day blast this winter.
The Queensland Music Festival is bringing the Mount Isa Blast to Buchanan Park in July and though there is no kitchen sink, it involves everything else including mass choirs, a rock band, symphony, moto-cross and Mount Isa's world renowned didge player William Barton.
To be held at Buchanan Park over three days from July 25-27 such a production needs a large number of participants, and QMF were in Mount Isa to conduct choir rehearsals at the Civic Centre last week.
QMF managing producer for the Mount Isa Blast Kate Driscoll-Wilson said there would be a lot going in the rodeo arena during the three nights of the performance.
"We've got a symphony orchestra, a rock band, we've got an aerialist doing tricks, moto-cross bikes doing tricks and jumps, we've got cattle and dancing bobcats, it's really spectacular," Ms Driscoll-Wilson said.
"The music is going to be a bit of a nod to some of the music Queensland Music Festival has commissioned for Mount Isa in the past.
"That means starting with the 2003 production of bobcat ballet which some people might remember and there will also be Swingin' Utes (2011)."
The Blast will feature the work of world-renowned composers John Rodgers and Matthew Dewey who wrote Symphony of the Inland Sea especially for Mount Isa in 2015, Ms Driscoll-Wilson said.
"We'll be bringing bits of that music with some original music in there, under musical director Steve Russell," she said.
"And tonight (Monday March 25) we're having our first choir rehearsal and we're hoping to get at least a hundred people in our mass choir, and that's in addition to the Mount Isa Community Emsemble who will be performing with the orchestra."
Ms Driscoll-Wilson said those interested in joining the choir could contact them via the Mount Isa Blast Facebook page.
They are also looking for volunteers to help out with the production over the three days.
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