It is Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas


Sunday, November 26th 2017 2pm

St Mary's Church Princes Highway Bairnsdale

Orchestra Royale: that very popular orchestra compromising of our very own local doctors, pharmacists. Talented group of musicians who just happen to be also our dedicated medical people.


Soprano Madeline Crombie winner of Opera Scholar  Australia 2017



                                           Madeleine Crombie

  Currently performing in an Wagner Opera at the Regent Theatre,

we are delighted that Madeleine can be with us for our end of year concert.


                                           Nicholas Renfree-Marks

 Nicholas has been a variety of theatre, from opera to musical comedy. Starring in Secret Garden, Rent, working as a contributing artist with Magnormous in Dear World. As Musical Director for Neil Gooding's The Divine Miss Bette. Nicholas had been co-wrting and performing in self devised cabaret performing in Downstairs at Alma's, The Butterfly Club. Victoria OperaMaria de Buenos Aires tour. performing with Australian Shakespeare Companyu, and Melbourne International Comedy Fesival. Opera Australia as Prince Ramiro in La Cenerentola. Nicholas recently enjoyed touring China in a double bill production of Lat Traviata and Carme. A talented singers, performer musician and director, we are very pleased to have him on board with Gippsland Opera.

                                                                       Joshua Ellwood (Baritone)



A gradute of the Ballarat Arts Academy (Musical Theatre), Josh is an actor, singer, writer and director. During his studies he performed roles such as Archibald Craven (The Secret Garden) and Will Parker (Oklahoma!). Since graduating in 2011, Josh has toured nationally with Puttin' On The Ritz, performed the educational musical Space Jump, sung with Melbourne Opera in Fidelio, filmed multiple television commercials and played several seasons across Melbourne of his own, co-written caberet Guy Love. Last year, Josh made the transition to Director with the hugely successful and critically acclaimed Seussical - The Musical, performed at the Athenaeum Theatre as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Since then he has been seen back onstage in Blood Brothers for Manilla St Productions and in Hook Up by Hedger & Nicholson as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival!


                                                                   Alysha Jones

 Alysha Jones soprano entered an International singing competition, sending her video to New York along with many others from around the world. Alysha who lives in Bairnsdale came second in that competition, and the prize is singing in the fabulous New York's Carnegie Hall. Alsyha has always wanted to achieve that dream.  This concert will be a chance of Alysha to sing to an audience the same song she will be singing as she stands on that stage at Carnegie Hall New York.  



     This concert has something for everyone to enjoy


Bringing the magic of Christmas to St Mary's concert November 26th  is that wonderful Christmas Shop - Potted Pear Main Street Bairnsdale.

That is a special touch for performers and the audience to enjoy along

with that fabulous entertainment.


Tickets on sale now at Just Books Bairnsdale cash or credit card


or book your seat with Andrea or Keith  on 0409771526 

Tickets will be available at the door on the day.

BYO Cushion if desired.



Tickets: $25

Afternoon High Tea $5 provided by church auxiliary.

                             Profit from High Tea goes to the church.                          


Please ring Gippsland Opera - 
BOX OFFICE 0409771526 - for credit card sales

Cash sales - Just Books, Main Street,  Bairnsdale                 


Oh oh oh ...................what a year it has been! Thank you to all our patrons for supporting Gippsland Opera.  

We will see you at: 

            Opera By The Lakes @ Nyerimilang Heritage Park

Sunday, March 18th 2018

for something very special

It is the Event of the Year!