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Full program for seniors

Wednesday, 21st March, 2018

Last year’s Seniors’ concert was a big hit. Last year’s Seniors’ concert was a big hit.

Preparations for the upcoming NSW Seniors’ Festival Annual Concert are progressing well, with a full program planned again for this year’s event.  

The theme for 2018 is “Let’s Do More Together” where the festival will be celebrating its 60th year in Sydney, and is currently the largest festival for seniors in the Southern Hemisphere. 

The NSW Seniors Festival Concert commenced in the early 1980’s held at the Broken Hill Civic Centre, when local Valerie Wood was the original pianist, leader and accompanist of the Pensioners’ Choir which sadly disbanded several years ago.

Co-ordinator and Compere June Marie Bennett OAM, who is organising her 15th concert said the festival would see the return of professional drag star Philmah Bocks. Who is making her way from Melbourne to showcase her individual songs.

“Talented Philmah Bocks was very popular two years ago, and she keeps the show very family orientated and features some amazing over-the-top dazzling gowns,” Mrs Bennett said.

Philmah Bocks will be joined on stage by numerous local performers, ready to showcase their musical and vocal talents. Mrs Bennet said the wide range of performers ready to join each year ensured the concert remained a highlight in the calendar of local seniors.

“The purpose is to give the audience a really lovely variety and provide acts which will appeal to all tastes,” she said.

“And the seniors love it; they always stop me in the street or phone and ask when the next concert is happening.”

Mrs Bennet said locals don’t have much longer to wait with the concert set to go on April 10 at the Musicians Club Auditorium from 1pm to 3pm. 

She said that locals are advised to be seated by 12.50pm with Mayor Darriea Turley opening the proceedings.

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