STRINGING ALONG: Shalom College string orchestra members Connor Bishop, Sophie Bishop and Patrick Harris.
STRINGING ALONG: Shalom College string orchestra members Connor Bishop, Sophie Bishop and Patrick Harris.

From Broadway to Bundy

SINGER Suellen Cusack says she loves performing in Bundaberg just as much as on Broadway or other famous theatres.

The singer - who is now based in Sydney - will return to her hometown this weekend to perform at the fundraising concert, An Afternoon of Beautiful Music

The concert will raise much-needed funds for Drought Relief, and the St Vincent de Paul Christmas appeal.

When the NewsMail spoke with Ms Cusack she said it was lovely to come back to her home to perform.

"I love to come home and support my home town and the Bundaberg community, and in this case, such a worthy cause."

Ms Cusack said it was a privilege that people wanted to hear her sing.

"I have the best of both worlds - I have performed on Broadway and then to be able to perform at the Holy Rosary Church is special.

"It's nice to sing to those people who supported my career and championed me over the years,"

ANZAC VOICE: Suellen Cusack at the Civic Service in ANZAC Park. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail
ANZAC VOICE: Suellen Cusack at the Civic Service in ANZAC Park. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail Mike Knott

An Afternoon of Beautiful Music concert organiser and Shalom College teacher Bernadette Connolly said the 30-strong string orchestra would take the stage for the event.

"Earlier in the year we held a concert for Relay for Life and this time I wanted to try to use the kids from the school for the bulk of the program," she said.

As well as the orchestra, there would be solo performances from students, as well as Robyn Edgar.

Ms Connolly said the concert would feature a selection of light music which would appeal to many.

She said she hoped the community would get behind both causes and were generous on the day.

An Afternoon of Beautiful Music

When: Saturday, October 17 at 4.30pm

Where: Holy Rosary Church

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