WAAPA duo Kieren Park and Georgia Meredith to perform in Xmas in July fundraiser


Kieren Park and Georgia Meredith will perform at the Christmas in July fundraiser for the Royal WA Historical Society.  Picture: Andrew Ritchie         www.communitypix.com.au   d454304
Kieren Park and Georgia Meredith will perform at the Christmas in July fundraiser for the Royal WA Historical Society. Picture: Andrew Ritchie        www.communitypix.com.au d454304

WA ACADEMY of Performing Arts (WAAPA) students Georgia Meredith (20) and Kieren Park (19) will combine their musical talents for this year’s Christmas in July fundraiser in Scarborough.

The duo will play a variety of contemporary songs as well as some jazz with Georgia on vocals and Kieren playing the guitar.

“We like to play songs people can sing along to and relate to,” Georgia said.

The Churchlands resident is doing her honours this year after completing her Bachelor of Jazz Performance at WAAPA last year.

Kieren, of Bassendean, is in his second year of the Bachelor degree.

Di Watts and Jan Pettorino are again organising the annual fundraising event with part proceeds going to the Royal WA Historical Society of WA in Nedlands.

Georgia said her family had been friends with Di for years and she had supported several of her charity events.

“I’ve followed the charity work she does, it’s amazing,” Georgia said.

“She’s always been very supportive of my music.”

Georgia is also part of an all-girl band The Birds, which has a gig at the Subiaco Arts Centre on July 31.

The singer said she hoped to stay in Perth when she finished her Honours at the end of the year but eventually wanted to go overseas to Canada or London and continue studying.