Ballarat North Primary School is performing in a spectacular fundraising Concert for Nepal EVEN though Nepal is many thousands of kilometres the other side of the world, the devastating earthquakes have had an impact on the lives of people living in Ballarat. Sing Australia in Ballarat is organising a fundraising concert to raise money to help the Nepalese people rebuild their lives, their communities and their spirits.

Sing Australia has brought together some very willing friends to produce what will be a spectacular performance to delight a Sunday afternoon crowd at the beautiful Minerva Space at the Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute.

When conductor Marilyn Kent and Leader of Sing Australia in Ballarat Carolyn Priddle first decided on the concert they approached community members and everyone, from sponsors to performers agreed to participate in the concert. Members of the cast of BLOC’s production of Miss Saigonare performing, students from Curtain Call will delight with some special dance routines, classical music lovers will hear the mellow and moving sounds of the classical guitar and cello, the young choir from Ballarat North Primary School will share their love of music, members of the Nepalese community will sing traditional songs and, of course Ballarat’s own Sing Australia choirs will show why they are so in demand for singing at community events.

Ange Marshall, a member of Sing Australia, is also music teacher at Ballarat North Primary School. She said that her young choir was really excited to be part of the concert. Ange said that her students already understood the importance of helping others and she was proud of the way that each member of the choir really wanted to be involved.Ange said that performing was an excellent way for her students to gain self-confidence. Along with their families, they were really looking forward to the concert.

Tickets for the concert are $10, with no charge for young children. Carolyn Priddle said that she hoped that parents would bring a cushion for kids, so that all 300 seats in the Minerva Space could be taken up by people buying a seat. Fed Uni Live has joined the list of sponsors who have readily contributed to the concert, including the Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute providing the Minerva Space, Digital Outlaw designing the posters and the Miner promoting the concert. And, of course, the performers are giving their talents freely. Every dollar raised will be going to Aussie Action Abroad for the specific purpose of rebuilding the Nepalese community. Date: Sunday 14 June Place: Minerva Space, Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute, 117 Sturt Street Time: 2.00 pm

Cost: $10 per person Tickets available from the BMI 10.00 – 4.00For further information contact BMI on 5331 3042