Page 3563 - Week 08 - Thursday, 18 August 2011

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Cook. In addition to the choir, there was the James McCusker Orchestra, in addition to the Peg Mantle Strings. It was conducted by Rowan Harvey-Martin.

I would like to put on record my thanks to the work of the committee. All these organisations depend on the contributions of volunteers for things to actually happen, and of course the committee is where so much of that work does happen. I would like to thank the president, Lynne Bentley, and the other members of the committee: Judy Shaw, Paul Pollard, Richard Wardman, Everyl Ellis, Arko Chakrabarty, Selma Teh, Jim Downing, Tom Leyton, Annette Quay, Catherine Ryan and Ted Briggs.

I would like to list the choir as well. The first sopranos are Georgia Allen, Judy Biggs, Jes Chalmers, Lizzie Gordon, Anne Jones, Salme Niiranen, Katrina Proust, Gillian Robinson, Catherine Ryan, Paula Simcocks and Rachael Walker. The second sopranos are Margaret Adamson, Lynne Bean, Lynne Bentley, Marie Devlin, Penny Lloyd-Jones and Judy Shaw.

The first altos are Jean Chesson, Janny Corry, Christine Ellis, Everyl Ellis, Samanta Lestavel, Annette Quay, Jill Smith, Peta Torpy-Gould and Erika van de Pol. The second altos are Barbara Coe, Patricia Hagan, Maureen Lee, Dora Leslie, Marie Newman, Helen Topor, Margaret Webber and Suzanne Vidlar.

The first tenors are Joe Altin, Laurie Hockridge, David Purnell and Tony Robinson. The second tenor is Arko Chakrabarty.

The first basses are Jim Downing, Peter Ellis, Peter Jubb, Richard Larson, Tom Layton and Richard Wardman. The second basses are Roger Hillman, Richard Jones, Paavo Niiranen and Paul Pollard.

These kinds of productions are extremely expensive to put on, as one can imagine, especially when you have concerts which feature orchestral accompaniment. It can be extremely expensive. It is for that reason that the choir is in need of funds. As part of the fundraising effort, in addition to seeking donations, they are seeking people to consider becoming a friend or patron of the Llewellyn Choir. There are many benefits that individuals can receive for taking out that level of support, but none more so than ensuring the continued success of the choir and the continued service that they offer the people of Canberra by making available such high-level choral works in a city the size of ours. It really is quite amazing.

I put on the record my thanks to them and I encourage people who are keen to hear more about the choir, or to find when the next concert is on, to visit the website at


Ross Walker Lodge

St John Vianney primary school

Autism Asperger ACT

MR DOSZPOT (Brindabella) (5.04): Madam Deputy Speaker, it gives me a great deal of pleasure to be able to relate a number of events I have attended in my various capacities as shadow minister for disability and also as shadow minister for education.

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