The Rotary Club of Nambour presents a Triple Benefit Concert that will leave your toes tapping, your head spinning and your hearts thumping ..... and on top of all this, all proceeds will go directly to support victims of Australia's most recent floods and fires and to assist Rotary's world-wide campaign to eradicate the crippling disease, polio.
Australian Concert Band Brisbane
Since its formation in 1949, the Australian Army Band Brisbane has become known as one of the finest Military Bands in Australia, enjoying a wide reputation for its musical excellence and impressive military appearance. Their performance will offer the audience the whole spectrum of musical genres from classical music to Broadway Show tunes, Big Band hits as well as the odd march.
Oriana Concert Choir
The unique sound of Oriana is created by the combined contributions of its diverse membership. This Sunshine Coast premier vocal ensemble is lead by Daniel Pamenter-Calder who has a special love of choral music and is highly regarded for this work within the community choir movement in Queensland.
The Pacific Chamber Players
Formed in 2001 from a desire by professional players based on the Sunshine Coast to perform together in a small ensemble, the group perform an annual series around the Sunshine Coast raising money for Cancer Research. The group playing for the Triple Benefit Concert consist of Julie-Anne and Cara O'Reilly on violin, Andrew Paszkowski on viola, Anne Bowyer on cello and Janet Brewer on piano .
Concert Also featuring:
Ashlee McKinnon - Nambour's princess of song
Harry Donnelly - the Coast's favourite bush poet
Kirby Lunn - rising star of stage & theatre
Andrew Wrangell - teenage piano sensation
Price: Adult $22, Concession $17
Rotary's Triple Benefit Concert
When: Saturday 21 March - 2pm
Where: Nambour Civic Centre
Triple treat.... Triple Benefit!
The Rotary Club of Nambour has always shown its support to the needy in our community and beyond the boundaries of the Sunshine Coast. To support victims of Australia's most recent floods and fires and to aid Rotary's world-wide campaign to eradicate the crippling polio disease, Rotarians, the Australian Army Band Brisbane and leading Sunshine Coast performers have joined forces to present a Triple Benefit Concert at the Nambour Civic Centre with proceeds going directly to these three causes.
After an absence of several years, the renowned and ever popular Australian Army Band Brisbane, under the musical direction of Major Peter Thomas, will once again grace the stage of the Nambour Civic Centre. Many coast music lovers will remember the frequent visits to the Centre by this acclaimed military band who enjoys the reputation as one of the finest in Australia with its musical excellence and impressive military appearance. Their concerts were always full houses.
The afternoon will also feature award winning Oriana Concert Choir under musical director Daniel Pamenter-Calder; the Pacific Chamber Players with Julie-Anne and Cara O'Reilly on violin, Andrew Paszkowski on viola, Anne Bowyer on cello and Janet Brewer on piano; Nambour's princess of song, 22 year old Ashlee McKinnon; the Sunshine Coast's favourite bush poet Harry Donnelly; young rising star of stage and theatre, 17 year old Kirby Lunn and 16 year old piano sensation Andrew Wrangell. The afternoon will be hosted by Rosanna Natoli from Channel 7.
Initially this concert was organised to raise awareness and money to pay for immunisations for the four remaining countries where polio still occurs; however in January and February, our country suffered devastating floods in north Queensland and horrific bushfires in Victoria. The Rotary Club of Nambour therefore made a snap decision to make the benefit concert one with "triple" significance with the net proceeds allocated to the three causes.
All the artists have agreed to donate their services for no performance fee and a very generous consideration has also been shown by the Sunshine Coast Regional Council and Nambour Civic Centre.
Long standing Rotary Member, Doug Biggs said "We are very lucky to have the likes of the Australian Army Band Brisbane, Oriana Choir and the Pacific Chamber Players perform at the Concert. They are such high class performers, all of them. With the band of 35 people and the choir of 50 voices plus all the other quality entertainers on the same stage at the same concert, it is going to be a great afternoon."
The Rotary Triple Benefit Concert will be held on Saturday, 21st March 2009 at the Nambour Civic Centre.
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