Noted friends play for Nepal

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Music -

IN 1998, two ner­vous girls met at the North of Perth Mu­sic Eisteddfod, not know­ing 17 years later they’d be about to per­form to­gether at Gov­ern­ment House Ball­room.

In the years since they met, Allysha Clee­man and Madeleine An­toine have com­pleted for­mal mu­si­cal train­ing at the WA Academy of Per­form­ing Arts, as well as per­form­ing across Perth in a va­ri­ety of gen­res.

Clee­man ex­tended an in­vi­ta­tion to any­one who would like to en­joy a night of mu­sic, from the clas­sics to opera and jazz, Span­ish dances and gypsy vi­o­lin, on Septem­ber 17.

Clee­man com­pleted stud­ies in clas­si­cal voice, mu­si­cal theatre and opera and has per­formed in West Side Story, Les Mis­er­able as Fan­tine, as a soloist for the WA Youth Or­ches­tra, as well as at awards and cor­po­rate events and the Queens Ju­bilee.

An­toine, from Shen­ton Park, com­pleted stud­ies in mu­sic per­for­mance at WAAPA and has been a soloist with the Metropoli­tan Sym­phony Or­ches­tra, Fre­man­tle Cham­ber Or­ches­tra for WA Bal­let and is a reg­u­lar with the Perth Sym­phony Or­ches­tra.

She has shared the stage with Michael Bu­ble, Rod Stewart, John Farn­ham, Olivia New­ton-John, James Mor­ri­son and Diana Krall.

An­toine is cur­rently study­ing a Mas­ters of Art at WAAPA.

Their Septem­ber con­cert will raise funds for Maiti Nepal, founded in 1993 to pro­tect Nepalese women and chil­dren from sex­ual ex­ploita­tion and traf­fick­ing, do­mes­tic vi­o­lence, child pros­ti­tu­tion and child labour.

More than 12,000 chil­dren have been res­cued from sex­ual slav­ery and 1000 chil­dren re­ceive aid each day via the or­gan­i­sa­tion.

Since the April Nepal earth­quake, Maiti Nepal has helped 30,000 peo­ple with emer­gency food and sup­plies and is aim­ing to shel­ter 200 girls made vul­ner­a­ble by the dis­as­ter, pro­vid­ing ma­te­ri­als to make tem­po­rary build­ings.

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