Young talent time

The respected singer is preparing to host a concert on July 19 featuring young talent, and will hold auditions on Saturday, June 13.

Those 16 and under with singing, musicianship and dancing skills are encouraged to get involved.

�For many years the personal development of young people in the field of music and performing has been very important to me; it�s something I feel incredibly passionate about,� Ms Bishop said.

�Teaching voice at a private school and from home for over 10 years, owning a performance school for three years which saw over 300 students pass through its doors, and giving many performance opportunities to children has allowed them to share their love of music, and it�s been a great reward.�

She has chosen a group of 10 professional soloists, singers and musicians, including pianist David Wickham, soprano Mim Meakin and baritone Lachlann Lawton to perform at the concert and to perform duets with the successful audtioners.

THE ESSENTIALS

WHAT: Auditions for children 16-years and under for Crossing Over duets

WHEN: Saturday, June 13

AUDITION INFO: Petrina Bishop at akanna@iinet.net.au

PETRINA Bishop and Company will present Gold – Songs of Shirley Bassey at a concert in Mt Pleasant on Saturday night.May 30

After presenting the recent Spending Time With Sondheim concert, the Ardross singer is looking forward to sharing the stories of how Bassey used her powerful voice to break the chains of poverty and become one of the most popular singers of her time.

It is the second in a series of concerts Bishop has planned for the WA Rowing locality on the Swan River, featuring accompanying performers of the highest calibre.

She has performed with the WA State Girls Choir, WA Choral Society, WA Musical Theatre Company and WA Opera Company throughout Australia.

Classical trained since the age of 13, she has received tuition from some of the great vocal coaches in Australia, including Amanda Colliver of Opera Australia and Andrew Foote, Head of Music at UWA.

THE ESSENTIALS

WHAT: Gold – the songs of Shirley Bassey

WHEN: 7pm, Saturday, May 30

WHERE: WA Rowing, 2 The Esplanade, Mt Pleasant

BYO: food and alcohol

DRESS: Smart casual

TICKETS: http://www.trybooking.com/130136

INFO: www.akannaentertainment.com.au