A note from Wendy Dwyer, Conductor of Sing Australia Camberwell.
"On Saturday 9th, members of Sing Australia Camberwell sang at Kew Courthouse as a welcome for families coming to have their photos taken with Santa. The morning was organised by the Kew Junction Business Association. Brian Copple was our treasured accompanist and Wendy conducted. As we sang, cars passed with folk waving and cheering. There was a car with a Christmas tree aboard – very festive! Travellers on a passing tram also got into the swing of the morning!
Comment: Looks wonderful Wendy. Congratulations to you and Brian and the members of Camberwell. A great gig. ...
Message from Colleen Penny, Leader, Sing Australia Glenelg to all the singers who participated and to Head Office
"It was nostalgic for us to sing at Eastwood without our dear friend Phyl Skinner as the MC. The added challenge of a 39 degree morning causing a significant reduction in the audience was also a shame, but with about the same number of singers as audience, we all had a great time. We sang some singalong songs in the midst of our Christmas singing which, as always, went down really well and the MC made comment about how great it is that we sing songs that everyone knows and can easily join in. Joe did not miss his little cuddle with the Eastwood MC, and Bob Gentle did a great job as usual as our MC. Emma Knight's energetic piano solo of "All I want for Christmas is You" was fantastic. We placed the sops into the audience for the partner song "On a Starlit Night/Silent night" so that the audience could help with Silent Night and it worked well. Well done again everyone, and especially for braving the heat. Only 2 more Christmas gigs to go!!
Best wishes Colleen for the team
Comment: Well done again Colleen and your indefatigable troops. You are all wonderful. Thanks to Chris Bills for all his conducting as well. ...
Attached are a few photos of our gigs over the past two weeks
Tuesday 28th November - Atwell Lions Seniors Dinner - leading carols for the Seniors
Sunday 3rd December - Booragoon Lions Annual Carols @ Sunset - held at John Creaney Reserve Bullcreek (we have doing this gig for 8 years now and we were presented with an appreciation certificate) Our group performed and then led the Carols for the evening.
Friday 8th December - Holy Cross Anglican Church Carols @ Marmion Street Shopping Centre Melville followed by supper/drinks
Saturday 9th December Melville Plaza Shopping Centre, singing carols for the shoppers from 12-2pm
All these gigs were very well attended by our group and we had a wonderful time singing at so many different venues. Rockingham group members also joined us for several of these gigs.
Altogether Fremantle has had a very successful year with many new members joining we regularly have 35 + at our weekly practices - looking forward to building again next year with a focus on "blokes" we need more men!!
Have a wonderful Christmas and a well deserved break love to you and Margaret and the family
for now Chris Browne, Leader, Sing Australia Fremantle
Comment: Hi Chris, Thanks for the wonderful report and the great photos. Thanks for all your hard work and that of Conductor, Janice Miller-Eves and Accompanists - Pam Newman and Matthew Ho and the whole team at Fremantle. What a fabulous year. Looking forward to the Gathering in Perth next year. Happy Christmas to you and all the members. ...