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If you could have been in Oriana’s rehearsal room, unseen, listening to the choir rehearsing last night, you could be forgiven for thinking that the performance was just a few days away. Sitting at the back of the room, listening to the Oriana Ladies working through one of their featured numbers, the sheer beauty of the sounds they were producing sent shivers through me. And the thought that came to me was, “Oh my goodness! If they sound this good now, what will they be like in two months’ time?”

There is something indefinable about the music of ABBA and Queen. Over the decades since they were current performing and recording entities, so much history, mystique and cultural baggage has attached to them – ABBA’s spectacular and often outlandish stage apparel; Freddie Mercury’s larger-than-life stage persona; the scale and spectacle of Queen’s live performances; their history enshrined in documentaries and movies like “Bohemian Rhapsody”; ABBA’s music and image referenced in “Muriel’s Wedding”, “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert”; the stage and film versions of the hit musical “Mamma Mia!”; and so much more.

But at the heart of it all, is the music. That is where the magic truly lies. And even though both bands were part of the ‘spirit’ of the 70s, and into the 80s, the music is timeless. That has been demonstrated by the generations who have come to know and love the music in the years since it first appeared.

Oriana is tapping into that magic. The music you will hear in Dancing Queen: A Tribute To ABBA And Queen – all those wonderful ABBA and Queen songs presented in a choral setting, with a rock band as accompaniment – has lost none of its magic and excitement in translation. Oriana members’ passion for this music, and their determination to give audiences an unforgettable, spectacular experience, is palpable. The rehearsals have a sense of anticipation about them. It’s as if the Choir can’t wait to bring you this wonderful banquet of entertainment.

If you love ABBA and/or Queen, you don’t want to miss this. And if you’re not a fan, who knows, this show could well be your conversion experience. It’s just a crazy little show called Dancing Queen!

Performance dates:

Saturday, 11 May, 1.30pm and 7.30pm, Stella Maris Primary School, Maroochydore Tickets:

Saturday 18 May, 1.30pm and 7.30pm, The J, Noosa Tickets: Phone: 53296560

Enquiries & More Info Ph: 0431 542 343


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