Two performers from Whittlesea are set to showcase their talents in a concert at the Melbourne Recital Centre later this month.
Thomastown’s Zayne Mehrez and South Morang’s Joseph Samarani are among 60 young artists set to perform in 125BPM on Sunday, October 21, to mark the 125th anniversary of Melbourne’s Newsboys Foundation.
The concert is a collaboration between Outer Urban Projects and the Melbourne Youth Orchestra and aims to help young orchestra members, rappers, beat boxers and gospel singers to showcase their talents.
The Melbourne Youth Orchestra and Outer Urban Projects both receive funding from the Newsboys Foundation, which aims to help young Victorians to take part in academic pursuits, arts and culture, sport and outdoor education, and develop lifestyle skills.
Mehrez, who joined Outer Urban Projects in 2011, will be singing alongside the orchestra on October 21.
Samarani will be playing a range of percussion instruments. He has been part of Outer Urban Projects since 2016.
Mehrez said 125BPM would give him a chance to expand his music and learn new styles.
“I also think it will send a positive message to the younger generation that it is great to come together,” he said.