Ambiance enhances show
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.