Wednesday, November 29, 2006

"Christmas Pop with Blues" - Backstage Notes

In lieu of a formal 'Backstage Notes' handout, here's the vital information for Sunday.

Adults to arrive by 11.30am

Same as Melbourne & Geelong
Women: Black pants, shoes, sox/stockings, camisole, orange top
Men: Black pants, shoes, sox, shirt, orange ties

Rehearsal should finish by 1.30pm, which means we'll have an hour to eat and change and be ready for show time at 2.30pm. So, bring your own food and drinks as there won't be time to duck out and grab something during the break.

Keep them to a minimum as usual. There will be a minimum of backstage and front of house helpers and unfortunately they can't be in all places at once.

Running Order
When You Get My Name - Kidz
Green Eggs & Ham - Kidz
Tears in Heaven - Rikki Meredith
I Got the Music in Me - APC & Poparazzi
September - APC & Poparazzi
Fields of Gold - APC & Poparazzi
Your Song - APC & Poparazzi
Bohemian Rhapsody - APC & Poparazzi
Chim Chiminey - Totz
Rumbly in My Tumbly - Totz
Reluctant Dragon - Totz
Reindeer Boogie - Totz & Kidz
Joy to the World - Totz & Kidz
Out Of The Blue
I'm Not That Girl - Isabella McIntosh
Shackles - APC & Poparazzi
Rhythm of Life - APC & Poparazzi
I Dreamed a Dream - APC & Poparazzi
Lullabye - APC & Poparazzi
Caffeine Overload Polka - APC & Poparazzi
You Raise Me Up - APC & Poparazzi
Happy Together - APC, Poparazzi, Kidz, Out Of The Blue

Tickets are selling fast - almost two thirds are accounted for, so if you don't want to miss out, contact Tracey either via phone or email:

Social Evening

As discussed at last night's rehearsal, we'll be heading off to Bar Me in Kings Cross next Monday night, 4th December, to participate in the Open Mic night.

Tentative plans are to meet at the venue at 7.30pm - first in, grab a table!!

The website of Bar Me is - check it out for info about the venue, plus the menu.

Bar Me is at 158 Brougham St, which is on the corner of William Street and is on the city side of Darlinghurst Road.

Help needed to ship books

Calling all members - can anyone help with the cartage of books to Queensland for onforwarding to the School of St Jude in Tanzania?

Angela has a couple of hundred books that she's just culled from her school library and would love to forward them to Africa, but they have to get to Queensland first.

If anyone knows someone who can help out with free transport, please contact Angela at the following email address:

Monday, November 27, 2006

Plea for Books for the School of St Jude

Here's a message from Gemma at the School of St Jude in Tanzania:

As you know we are intending to open a second school in a years time and we are also taking on another 170 new sponsored children next year. Our current library will not be enough for the 850 students that we will have in the school next year ... and definitely not enough to fit out another two libraries!

In a few weeks we are going to be shipping a container out of Brisbane through the Rotary Club of Rocklea who have helped us with all the previous containers over the past 5 years.

We are desperate for good library books and so if you can get the word out quickly then our container which is going to leave in a few weeks can have more books in it.

If you would like to help with books then you need to read the below guidelines:
1. Firstly - thank you
2. We ONLY need fiction and non-fiction primary and secondary library books. Class sets of English readers (any age) would also be good. Also stationery like good lead pencils, markers, chalk, exercise books etc.
3. We cannot take encyclopedias, textbooks and teacher resource books as we get the encyclopedias on CD and we buy all textbooks etc here as our local curriculum is very specific.
4. Please only give library books for kids to borrow out and please think before giving them as we get many books for university level or which are too out of date and therefore we cannot take them.
5. Please remember that our people here are very proud and I expect only the best for them as you would with your child.
6. If you have any nice, good, fun library books that children all over the world would love to read then please get them to the man below (please realise that Lloyd and his family and mates cannot pay for any cartage of books - the books must be delivered to the below address to be able to come to Africa.

Lloyd Fleming - PP The Rotary Club of Rocklea
154 McCullough St
Robertson, QLD, 4109

Fax: 07-3344-6851

Postal address
PO Box 530
Sunnybank, QLD, 4109

Tenor Australis Update

See below link for information about the next Tenor Australis gig at Mounties on Saturday 23rd December:

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Pix from Geelong

The show on Sunday was at the National Wool Musuem in Geelong.

Isabella (Poparazzi) takes on a solo.

Amanda does her very best Princess Mary impression, much to Tina's amusement!

Matt makes his conducting debut for "Lullabye".

And of course, "Caffeine Overload Polka" always goes down a treat!

First pix from Melbourne & Geelong

Here's a few quick pix from the weekend.

This first one is a rehearsal shot from the National Gallery of Victoria - the ceiling of the Great Hall is an awesome stained glass affair.

Here's a couple of Jonathon putting us through our paces before the performance.

And here we are in performance mode.

Geelong photos to follow!!

Friday, November 17, 2006

Reminder - no rehearsal this week

Just a quick reminder that there's no rehearsal this Monday 20th November.

We're back on deck the following Monday 27th - and that's the last rehearsal before "Christmas Pop with Blues" so please try and be there.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Victorian Tour Update

See below for updated information about this weekend's shows.

Saturday 18th - National Gallery of Victoria
As mentioned on Monday night, the meeting location for Saturday morning is outside the Gallery - not outside the Great Hall as is written in the Backstage Notes.

Running Order
1. Rhythm of Life
2. September
3. Fields of Gold
4. King & I Medley
5. Bohemian Rhapsody
6. Lullabye
7. I Dreamed a Dream
8. You Raise Me Up
9. Caffeine Overload Polka
10. Somewhere
11. Freedom Train

Sunday 19th - Geelong
Change to pick up time - the bus will now pick us up at 10am (rather than 9am) - extra time to sleep in or have a nice big breakfast!! Pick up location is the same - outside the NGV.

The show is now confirmed as follows:
National Wool Museum
26 Moorabool St, Geelong (cnr Brougham St)
Auctioneer's Room on the top floor

Friday, November 10, 2006

Tickets on Sale from Saturday!!

Tickets for the end of year show "Christmas Pop with Blues" go on sale on Saturday 11th November.

The show has been brought forward to 2.30pm with a pre-show rehearsal at 12 noon.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 16 (no other concessions).

Tickets are strictly limited so grab 'em now!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Tune in to 'Temptation'

Tune in to 'Temptation' on Channel 9 on Tuesday 14th November at 7pm to see your humble blog-mistress/tea lady take on the carry over champ in a battle of wits.

There's no grand champion status on the horizon, but there's some noice prizes!!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Pop Choir Baby!

Congratulations to former APC Soprano Josephine D'Ambrosio who gave birth to son Max Antonio on 25th September.

Max weighed in at 3.22kg and was 48cm in length.

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