Songs in convent
Tatura’s picturesque convent will come alive with soaring songs next month for Opera in the Convent Garden, featuring renowned Australian tenor Michael Lapina and soprano Eleanor Blythman.
Run by community group Kindred Spirits, spokesperson Gaynor Lee said funds raised by the group would stay in the Tatura community to provide educational opportunities for local children encountering barriers that impede success.
‘‘Whether these be financial, social, cultural or academic, this is a delicate, sensitive issue, but if it is handled properly, could be a wonderful, positive and uplifting reason to attend our innovative, historical opera function,’’ Ms Lee said.
She said just as the group worked tirelessly behind the scenes in preparation for the big day, the performing guests were rehearsing the popular opera numbers.
Group member Sue Mancini said to be prepared to be dazzled by brilliant harmonies and stirring solo numbers.
‘‘It is promised there will be something for everyone from Puccini to Andrew LloydWebber and more,’’ Ms Mancini said.
Inspired by the increasing number of children living in poverty, group member Julie Duncan said every child had a right to have their daily basic needs met.
‘‘Children need to be healthy, happy and not be excluded and isolated from everyday activities and we can all lend support to families through community fundraising such as our Opera in the Convent Garden,’’ Ms Duncan said.
She said there was an increasing number of grandparents taking on the task of bringing up their grandchildren.
‘‘When life circumstances change it often falls to grandparents to assume full or parttime responsibility for their grandchildren and Tatura is not immune to this,’’ Ms Duncan said.
Tickets purchased by Saturday, November 17 cost $30 or $40 on the day.
Reserve your ticket by phoning Julie Duncan on 5824 3700 or Sue Mancini on 0418 577 964.
Opera in the Convent Garden will be held on Sunday, November 18 at the Tatura Convent, Hogan St, Tatura from 1pm.
Epic: Tatura’s picturesque convent will come alive with soaring songs next month for Opera in the Convent Garden, to raise funds for local children in need.