Presbyterian Aged Care, Paddington, 24 January 2014

First concert for the year! Very nervous that my voice wouldn’t make it, as it had taken quite a beating on the tour of Nursing Homes in December – that’s hours of singing everything from old Wartime songs to Slim Dusty and Johnny Cash to Queen to Mozart duets (singing both parts!)… but that’s another story for another post. Today, Josephine Tam and I nailed several gorgeous duets, including our own version of Schubert’s Ave Maria, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Pie Jesu, and the Flower Duet from Lakme (aka the ad from British Airways). We followed up with some beautiful songs from the 1940s, including Lilacs in the Spring by Ivor Novello, The White Cliffs of Dover by Walter Kent and Nat Burton and We’ll Meet Again by Ross Parker and Hughie Charles. Of course, Carmen made an appearance, too (it’s like she just can’t help herself!). A beautiful audience, and it was lovely to see so many familiar faces enjoying themselves again.