Old songs revived

Jacinta CantatoreHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Paula Farrell gets ready to throw the bouquet to fellow actors Ursula Szewczuk, Ken Sabourne, Alan and Maureen Worthington and husband Ian Farrell while Dudley Harris keeps the beat.
Camera IconPaula Farrell gets ready to throw the bouquet to fellow actors Ursula Szewczuk, Ken Sabourne, Alan and Maureen Worthington and husband Ian Farrell while Dudley Harris keeps the beat. Credit: Harvey Reporter, Jacinta Cantatore

A cast of 20 performers are hoping to inspire a new generation of music lovers by showcasing well-loved yet lost music from a bygone era in a family-friendly event.

Songs from the 18th and 19th centuries will be brought to life in the musical Let’s All Go To The Music Hall at the Australind Senior Citizens Centre.

“I hate thinking about these songs being forgotten,” show director Eileen Depiazzi said. “Seeing it on stage, I just love to hear these songs brought back to life.”

The performers will sing old favourites such as Silvery Moon and Waiting at the Church while accompanied by Rosemary Spurgeon on piano and Dudley Harris on the drums.

“We would be lost without our musicians,” Mrs Depiazzi said.

There will also be a few acapella numbers by a barbershop quintet.

Mrs Depiazzi hopes the family show will bring a better understanding of the music of those periods to a new generation of fans.

“I would love for young people to come and see what kind of music we had,” she said.

The show will be at the Australind Senior Citizens Centre stage from December 3.

For details call 9725 8998.

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