Concert hits right chord

Tristan WheelerManjimup-Bridgetown Times
WAAPA graduate Albertina Antartis returns for this year's concert.
Camera IconWAAPA graduate Albertina Antartis returns for this year's concert. Credit: Fleck Perry Photography

Bridgetown Rotary Club will hold its annual up close and classical concert this Saturday at the Bridgetown Repertory Theatre, with money raised to be donated to the Bridgetown Drug Action Group.

Organiser Chris Shedley said the group was a worthwhile beneficiary.

The concert features visiting and local acts, and will be headlined by WA Academy of Performing Arts graduate Albertina Antartis, who has performed around the world, including Singapore, London, Paris and Manchester.

“It’s a great opportunity for the local talent to get together and just really enjoy music together,” Ms Antartis said.

“It brings just as much joy to me singing at the Bridgetown concert as it would on an opera stage.”

Some of the local favourites playing include Mary Myfanwy, Geoff Bourgault de Coudray, Sally Boud, Louis Bourgault de Coudray, the Dale Family and David Bardsley.

The concert has run since 2006 and Mr Shedley said it was good to see local talent performing.

“It originally started with me realising how much talent we had with our local music teachers and encouraging them to perform, which they hadn’t before and then trying to draw in some of their students,” he said.

“One of the nice things about the concert is that people start fairly young and then hopefully we can have them in subsequent years and follow their musical development.”

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there is a maximum of 85 attendees allowed.

Tickets are on sale from the Bridgetown Community Resource Centre for $20 and $15 for concession holders.

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