ROTARY DISTRICT 9800 CONFERENCE ENTERTAINMENT
This young singer/songwriter's mellow blend of acoustic pop and soul has captured the hearts and minds of strangers throughout Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France and the UK.
Boasting two studio albums and an upcoming Australian tour, Cooper is looking to a promising 2018.
DR NICK THIES
As a paediatrician, Dr Thies used magic for many years to put his little patients at ease and is now gaining fans around the region thanks to performances at St Brigid’s 15 Minutes Of Fame concerts and the Warrnambool Symphony Orchestra’s annual kids concert.
Nick is also a violinist with a symphony orchestra.
Sue's music career started in Bendigo with well-known vocal teacher Mavis Webster, with whom she studied until moving to Melbourne where she continued her classical studies at the Victoria College of Arts with Dame Joan Hammond. During her years in Melbourne, Sue became increasingly interested in the Irish music scene in the late 80's. She was drawn to the music and was inspired by numerous trips to Ireland. Sue sang for 3 years with Ceili Brogue before joining Bhan Tre in 1997.
Sue is the immediate past president of the Rotary Club of South Melbourne.
LOUIE AND THE MELWAYS
Ccomprising Louise Clancey, Darren Ely, Barry Galbraith, and Richard Tankard, Louie and the Melways are the cover band for Saturday night.
ROTARY PEACE CHOIR
The Rotary Peace Choir has been singing at Rotary's "Voices for Peace Concert" since 2012. It changes its composition each year depending on the availability of volunteers. Rotarians from the four Warrnambool Rotary Clubs and Port Fairy and their friends have sung in the choir. The choir leaders are Lynda Beekhof from Port Fairy and Philip Shaw from Warrnambool. The guitar accompanist is Matt McNamara from Warrnambool. Most of the singers are currently singing in other choirs. For some of the choristers, the Peace Choir is their only engagement in singing. All singers have a commitment to striving for, achieving and maintaining peace. The Rotary Peace Scholar programme is the embodiment of lofty Rotary ideals and eminently worthy of publicity and the grass root support of Rotarians.
Image: Jonathan Meyer
Holiday Actors is a local youth theatre company based in Warrnambool. They give young people aged between 13 and 20 the chance to perform in major musicals.
They performed Wicked this summer.