Sunday, 17 June 2012

Hats Off to Broadway

The Darwin Chorale again performed to a very appreciative audience at the CDU amphitheatre last night. The Darwin Symphony Orchestra excelled themselves. Huge success.

My favourite piece was Memories. Here is a clip of Barbra Streisand singing the same song. It is so touching. For copyright reasons we were not permitted to record any part of our show.

Michael Cormick
We had a visiting artist, Michael Cormick, who has achieved world-wide success in musical theatre. Expensive but worth every cent. Wow!!!

Michael has played lead roles in Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Time, Calamity Jane, Chess, Romeo and Juliet, Into the Woods, Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Falsettos, Tivoli, Beauty and the Beast, and Grease. He has performed his own cabaret show at the Ritz and the Savoy Hotels in London, and his one man show, Michael Cormick sings Bacharach, received rave review.
And now he has sung with us.

Our soloists were Fiona Wake, Noelene Trinne, Tom Pauling, Siobhan Casey, and Nora Lewis.

Fiona Wake
Fiona trained at the Victorian College of the Arts and has appeared in a range of productions in Australia and internationally. She is highly regarded in the Northern Territory, not only as a soloist but also for her work as a Remote Area Nurse.

Minor soloists were Angela Gates, Jenny Rivett, Hayley Barich, Annette Gore, Barry Condoseres, Dennis Pangilan, Michael Foley, Philip Gerber, Col Goodsell, and Martin Gore.

Hayley Barish also performed a soft shoe number during Always Look on the The Bright Side of Life. Wonderful, and the audience loved it.

Costumes were simple with the emphasis being on the songs.

We had incredibly generous sponsors for these two performances. Darwin is a good place to live but it costs a fortune to stage a show like this. Thank goodness for the sponsors.

A fantastic evening (well, two evenings actually) under the tropical sky.

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