Friday evening we had another picnic on the lawns in front of the Salamanca Arts Center. Followed by a very fun evening with director Andrew Legg leading the Southern Gospel Choir. A gospel choir in Hobart, Tasmania?? Yes — they even have their own website.Andrew did a great job of whipping up the audience to sing along with special guests Maria Lurighi and Brian Ritchie. Here’s a preview:
Suave and soulful, jazzy and joyous, experience a magical evening of music from some of Tasmaniaâ€™s best-loved performers absolutely free on Salamanca Place.Fresh from their role in Salamanca Arts Centreâ€™s 30th anniversary celebration Dream Masons and hot on the heels of their debut album the Southern Gospel Choir have forged a place in the hearts of the Tasmanian community.Unique in Australia, the ARIA award nominated Southern Gospel Choirâ€™s very contemporary sound draws on the grooves and harmonies of jazz, funk, soul, house and hip-hop yet maintains the heart and soul of traditional gospel with beautiful, powerful melodies, and irrepressible joy.