A spectacular new production is coming to Mount Isa and you are invited to take part.
Symphony Under the Outback Stars is coming to Lake Moondarra on October 9 and it will be the first major event entirely created by the Mount Isa Community Ensembles.
MICE's Lenita Woodsbey said that while they have been involved with many productions over the years they were very excited to do Symphony Under the Outback Stars off their own back.
"We've got the support of Qantas Regional Grants and Mount Isa Irish Club and Glencore and we are still looking for further sponsors," Ms Woodsbey said.
"It will be held as an evening event under the stars at Lake Moondarra, all the school ensembles are going to be involved."
The event will also feature professional partners Best of Brass quintet from Brisbane, Queensland and Rockhampton Symphony Orchestras and the Queensland Youth Orchestra, and will be conducted by Warwick Tyrrell.
"When we put all the ensembles together we become a symphony orchestra and we claim to be the world's most remote symphony orchestra, we've performed before - most recently the musical backbone at the Mount Isa Blast," Ms Woodsbey said.
There will be a series of professional workshops leading up to the event and all local musicians and budding musicians are invited.
"We have positions for every level, even beginners will get to play Twinkle Twinkle on the stage," Ms Woodsbey said.
"We also want all those musicians hiding in Mount Isa either who have or have not an instrument to take part."
Mount Isa Irish Club sponsorship has allowed MICE to engage local music prodigy Isaac Glover to compose original music for the event including the event's finale and he will be attending the workshops.
The first workshop is May 8-9 at the Civic Centre, MICE membership is required to be involved and membership is available at the door.
Contact Mount Isa Community Ensembles Inc for more information or email email@example.com.