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HIS is an account of a recent choir performance in the Sydney suburb of La Perouse by a number of different choir members collated and written by choir mum Kylie Stone-Stefaniuk.
AFTER quite an early start (a 6:53am train from Moss Vale!) as well as some members coming from the Hills District as well as Oberon, we all met at Central Station in Sydney to embark on a trip to La Perouse near Cronulla.
We were all transported in taxis to the La Perouse Museum, where we had some time to set up our sound equipment, do some fun ‘warm-ups’ and enjoyed a lovely morning tea in the picturesque grounds of the La Perouse Museum and surrounding reserve.
We also experienced a very windy singing performance in the historical watch tower. This special performance was held to award an Order of Merit and to honour one of the members of the La Perouse Museum committee members.
The ultimate highlight was to perform in front of the French Consul-General, Anne Boillon, numerous state ministers and other dignitaries. We were also joined by Marie Gittard, the President of the French Order of Merit and Legion D’Honneur Association branches in Australia.
After this performance we also had fun joining in an impromptu ‘jam session’ with our new piano-man friend, Jason and sang many Aussie favourites such as ‘I Am Australian’, ‘Still Call Australia Home’ and other classics such as ‘Falling in Love With You’ and Billy Joel’s ‘Piano Man’.
We feel very honoured to have spent time with our new friends amongst the French community of Australia and also honoured to have been a part of this very special occasion.
Although very tired after a busy day, we were also happy to have had such a great time with fellow members of our choir family, and began heading back to our respective home destinations ready for the next exciting instalment of our busy choir schedule.