Last weekend ,here in Deniliquin we were part of the Remembrance day service, as part of the ceremony to remember 100 years of the armistice.
We sang ‘O Valiant Hearts’,and both the New Zealand and Australian anthems. This service was very well attended by an estimated 300+ people’.
The photos that were taken only showed some of us and so I have included the one taken the following evening at the annual concert we share with the Edward River concert band,which this year was also a recognition of the armistice.
Our songs included Songs from the Trenches – with the band,Last Farewell,Olive Tree,Sing as we go and A Nightingale sang in Berkeley square – the large audience joining in with most of these – its lovely when this happens!
Our ‘piece de resistance’ was also combined with the band in a very moving ‘Evening Hymn’,performance complete with trumpets – people were in tears – NOT because of our singing,but the whole emotion of this beautiful hymn. I was so proud of our group – wonderful!
It is such a privilege to be a part of such events.I have enjoyed reading of the other groups performances too.This amazing network is so important to us all,and especially in the smaller communities on occasions such as these!
Sue McMillan. Co Leader and Conductor, Sing Australia Deniliquin.
Comment. What a wonderful report Sue. Thank you and congratulations to you and Peter and all the mighty Deni group. What a lovely experience for you all. Great work ...
I am attaching some photos of Sing Australia performing at Cook Shops in Canberra last Saturday afternoon. Cook celebrated 50 years as a suburb in Canberra with a twilight family festival. The event was organised by the Cook Grocer who also turned 20. There were many interesting stalls representing local produce and businesses. Several thousand residents from Cook and surrounding areas attended the event which raised money for the Ricky Stuart Group Home for children with Autism. Sing Australia was represented by members of all four Canberra groups with Daniel Wells as conductor and Linus Lee Hanul accompanying. Majura group organised the event. The photos were taken by Linus’ Dad!
Julie Greenwood Co leader SA Majura.
Comment: Thanks Julie. What a tremendous gig for such an important cause. Good on Ricky Stuart and good on you for getting behind it. No doubt a lot of funds were raised. Congratulations to Daniel and Linus and all of you and of course Cook Grocer. These events really strengthen communities. I love seeing all of the familiar faces. I miss you. ...