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Music through the ages with Songs of Stage and Screen

More than 20 Central Coast Conservatorium of Music vocal students of all ages came together celebrating songs from Broadway musicals to opera classics at Robert Knox Hall on Thursday 16 May.

The vocal department held their Songs of Stage and Screen Concert with 22 students ranging in age from six to 86! The varied concert showcased the diversity of the performances – which ranged from operatic arias, duets and musical hits from the likes of Wicked and Hamilton to popular songs by Gershwin and Amy Winehouse. 

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Kicking off the concert, Felicity Margery sang Adele’s Skyfall before the concert’s youngest performer – six-year-old Rae Calero Wu charmed the audience with her rendition of the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic, Dites-moi, from South Pacific. And keeping on the musicals theme, youngster Saige Nebauer sang and rapped her way through the fast-paced Satisfied anthem from the hit show Hamilton.

From the younger to one of the Conservatorium’s most senior students, Robert Smith revelled in the spotlight as he belted out the crooning classic, Love Story, by Carl Sigman and Francis Lai.

The audience was treated to a triple treat of duets, with Amaya Farri and Anna McAweaney’s rendition of For Good from the Broadway hit Wicked before Marian Comerford and Kerryn Parry-Jones sang Beautiful Dreamer by Stephen Foster.

Towards the end of the concert, Kerryn then joined vocal tutor Tim Page for a song – and a dance – as they did a Merry Widow Waltz by Franz Lehar. 

Pop music was also on the menu, with multi-talented musician Jensen Hornsby performing the Journey classic Don’t Stop Believing on vocals and guitar while Larna Duddy channeled Amy Winehouse for Valerie.

Vocalists were accompanied by pianist Kimberly Gilbert.

The Central Coast Con vocal department regularly holds concerts which offer vocal students then opportunity to perform with a backing track or accompanist in front of an audience.

Learn to sing

Do you want to learn to sing? Central Coast Conservatorium’s experience vocal department includes Michaele Archer, Yvette Masters and Tim Page. Gerard Masters and Liam Burrows teach contemporary vocal and piano and Central Coast Con alumni Mia Cross also teaches primary school-aged students. 

Contact us at, phone 4324 7177 or visit our website at for more information.