Performances to honour late musician

The late Greg Parker with his wife Malini and the New Era Baha’i Choir at last year’s From Our Hearts to Yours concert.
The late Greg Parker with his wife Malini and the New Era Baha’i Choir at last year’s From Our Hearts to Yours concert.

Mahogany Creek resident and New Era Baha�i chorister Susheel Croft said her late brother-in-law was a brilliant musician and composer.

He died from cancer last year and the memorial concerts honour a promise made by his wife.

�His wife Malini promised him on the night of his last concert that one year after he died, she would hold another show and call it, From Our Hearts to Yours � The Greg Parker Memorial Concert,� Ms Croft said.

Parker�s daughter, musician Rachel Parker-Roohi, will conduct the choir at the July 18 and 19 concerts.

Ms Parker-Roohi will also accompany her father�s voice for a duet reminiscent of Natalie Cole�s performance with her father Nat King Cole.

�I consider it a privilege to be able to honour my father through this concert, which promotes the Baha�i principles of love and unity,� Ms Parker-Roohi said.

Another attraction will be the appearance of fellow family musician Roushan Croft, of Parkerville, who will accompany the choir on bass guitar.

Perth singer-songwriter Shameem Taheri-Lee will perform her song Under One Sun, recently nominated in the international Independent Music Awards.

Other highlights include guest artist Phil Doncon, who will paint a giant mural on stage and create fire images as he performs gymnastic dance movements.

Tickets are still available for the two concerts, to be held at the Performing Arts Centre at Sacred Heart College in Sorrento.

All proceeds will go to an educational foundation for Indonesia in Parker�s name. For tickets, visit http://|newerachoir.com.