Students star with soprano
SEVEN Gladstone youngsters are in for the night of their lives when they perform alongside one of the world's best sopranos.
Briana Braithwaite, Kaitlyn Read, Jonathon Easton (pictured right), Kyle Henderson, Sam Cosgrove, Bethany Hackfath and Blake Newton will join Mirusia Louwerse on stage at the Queensland Pops Orchestra 30th Anniversary Tour in Gladstone on Friday evening.
Conductor Patrick Pickett worked with music teachers to select the most suitable students to take part.
"These are the students who have disciplined themselves to develop their skills to the level needed to be ready to take part in this professional orchestral experience" Picket said.
"It will be a once in a life time opportunity and they will be changed by the experience".
Described as the "angel of Australia" by international music sensation Andre Rieu, Louwerse has performed around the world.
Also joining Louwerse and the students on stage will be Deborah O'Toole who is considered one the country's top theatre and stage entertainers.
The audience will hear from the Queensland Police pipes and drums band
Songs include We Are Australian, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, You'll Never Walk Alone and Highland Cathedral.
An open rehearsal for students will be held at the Gladstone Entertainment and Convention Centre on Friday afternoon.
The concert will be held that evening at the same venue.