Am­biance en­hances show

The Tatura Guardian - - News - By Madeleine Cac­cian­iga

The re­sults are in from­last week’s Opera in the Con­vent Gar­den, rais­ing $4000 for Tatura’s chil­dren in need.

Fol­low­ing the suc­cess, Kin­dred Spir­its mem­ber SamMancini caught up with Sa­cred Heart Parish priest Michael Mor­ley to draw the awaited raf­fle prize.

Fa­ther Mor­ley said the event was a great op­por­tu­nity to let peo­ple en­joy what was be­yond the brick wall of the con­vent.

‘‘It’s (the con­vent’s) been sit­ting there for a while since the nuns moved out and now to be able to utilise it . . . at least to be able to utilise the gar­dens it has cer­tainly opened the door to what else it could be used for in the fu­ture,’’ Fa­ther Mor­ley said.

Ms Mancini said the team had a pos­i­tive re­sponse from pa­trons who at­tended the event.

‘‘The Aus­tralian Opera singers have ex­ten­sive work com­mit­ments and we were priv­i­leged for them to be able to give up their valu­able time to come to Tatura,’’ Ms Mancini said.

Fa­ther Mor­ley and Ms Mancini were in agreeance that the unique venue in the gar­den cre­ated an at­mos­phere and am­biance that en­hanced the whole per­for­mance.

‘‘We will be jug­gling a few balls to be able to recre­ate this in­no­va­tive fundraiser,’’ Ms Mancini said.

Right: Sa­cred Heart Parish priest Michael Mor­ley draws win­ner Joan Web­ster’s name out for the Opera in the Con­vent Gar­den raf­fle prize with Kin­dred Spir­its mem­ber Sam Mancini.

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