More than 1100 seniors from Port Macquarie and surrounds descended on The Glasshouse to join in on the merriment at this year’s Seniors Christmas Concert.
The event, which is free to all seniors, came to town on Tuesday November 28 and featured outstanding performances from musical theatre stars Peter Cousens, his daughter Daisy Cousens, Ashleigh Rubenach, and Australian country music singer Darren Coggan.
The Seniors Christmas Concerts are performed annually and aim to bring joy to older Australians in regional and rural locations across NSW. This year’s tour will also visit Grafton, Port Macquarie, and Queanbeyan between November and December.
Leslie Williams said the concert was thoroughly enjoyed by Port Macquarie seniors.
“I’m thrilled the Seniors Christmas Concert has rolled into Port Macquarie this year,” Mrs Williams said.
“Regional towns often miss out on seeing great and affordable talent, so it’s a real treat for our seniors to enjoy this entertainment for free.”
“The NSW Government is committed to funding creative initiatives like the Seniors Christmas Concerts that promote inclusive communities for our older people, which is a priority of the NSW Ageing Strategy 2016-2020.”
Minister for Ageing, Tanya Davies, said she had the pleasure of attending the Port Macquarie concert and joining in on the musical festivities.
“The Seniors Christmas Concerts are a fantastic opportunity for older people to get out in their community and celebrate the festive season, and I was honoured to join concert-goers in Port Macquarie,” Mrs Davies said.
“The concerts are very popular and there are only so many seats available, so this year a concert video will be available online for the very first time.”
“I encourage seniors across NSW to get together and enjoy the Australian musical performances over some Christmas cake.”
A special recording of the Seniors Christmas Concert will be uploaded on Monday 11 December to the NSW Seniors Festival website.
Posted on 28 Tue, November, 2017
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