NWR Newsletter 2017 V5_Newsletter 16OCT17 - Page 23

Are we losing the art of listening?  Topics for the rest of the year are:  Cartoon strips and comic books  A valuable inheritance  One of today’s important issues   We always enjoy our annual get‐together with the Sunshine Coast members, which was held  recently in Roma Street Parkland after a visit to Brisbane city Hall.  We are a friendly group, and would love to welcome members from other groups who may  be passing through Brisbane or Ipswich, just for a cuppa or to attend one of our meetings,  which are held on the fourth Saturday of each month.    Rose Ellwood, LO  __________________________________________ I SANG WITH JOHN FARNHAM! My five minutes of glory occurred on Saturday 29 July 2017, at Southbank Piazza, Brisbane, at an awareness-raiser for Domestic Violence. It was one of the last events of this year’s Qld Music Festival, and the highlight was a performance of “You’re the Voice”. Two thousand, five hundred choristers from all over converged in the Piazza (a relic of the 1988 World Expo). In the morning, we rehearsed for a couple of hours, and at the end of that time, a secret was shared in whispers amongst the choir. At 5pm, we all gathered in our places, and after a bit of razza-matazz, HE appeared. I was sitting quite close to where he was to go on stage, and as soon as we saw him the lady next to me leapt to her feet, and started screaming. I thought to myself “That’s a good idea!”, and did the same. Next thing I knew, all 2500 choristers were on their feet screaming! We sang “You’re the Voice” in 10-part harmony with The Voice, then he quickly left the stage, and the show was at an end. I was on a high for days after. Rose Ellwood Brisbane West 17