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Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Summertime And All That...

Local vocal ensemble Tutti is proud to present Summertime and All That... this February at the Conservatorium of Music Mackay.

But who is Tutti?

Tutti is an all-female vocal ensemble under the direction of Jan Whelan OAM. Jan is known around town not only for her work with the Mackay Choral Society and Mackay Musical Comedy Players but also her accompanying work with soloists, school choirs and music ministries. Jan started the ensemble back in 2002 as a small ensemble and trio and quartets. We were very proud when in 2022 Jan was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day Awards for services to music as an accompanist.

Over the years many vocalists have graced the stage all over North Queensland under the name Tutti. The ensemble has competed several times in competitions across Queensland and have been described by several leading adjudicators as “spectacular” and “glamorous”.

Current vocalists of the group include some well-known members of the community, performers, teachers and key members of other performing groups.  All the members of the group have some knowledge and expertise in different music styles and the delectable combination of these voices is purely stunning. The program is filled with luscious harmonies and different song genres including swing, ballads and folk.

Summertime and All That... also includes guest artist Belinda Rooney on flute. There is something for everyone.

Tutti is excited and thrilled to present Summertime and All That...  to Mackay audiences on February 4 and 5 at the Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music Mackay, Building 21, 151 Boundary Road, Ooralea Qld 4740. Tickets can be purchased through trybooking:

Contributed by Isobel Gillman

Group members in local vocalensemble Tutti:

Top Row: Anne Atkinson,Vanessa Dale, Caroline Galea

2nd Row: Lynn Gallant, Isobel Gillman, Cecilia Hyde,Chantal Kay

3rd Row: Danielle McCully, Lauren Menzies, JeanetteOberg, Annie Pratt

4th Row: Shona Rosser, Caitlyn Schurmann, NicoleThomson, Jan Whelan OAM

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