Program for Sunday July 24 concert at The Street, Canberra


Please wear a mask while seated in audience.
No photos, audio recording or video to be shared on any social media platforms.
There is no interval.
If you need a (try a Scottish accent here) wee break, just pop out during an applause point.
Many of these performers are making their concert solo debut today, so give them heaps of support.


Merry Xmas Mr Lawrence (Ryuichi Sakamoto) – Oskar Spate, Sonatina on French Folk Tunes (Willard A Palmer) -Alex Couldrick, Elton John songs x 2 -Nathan Kerr


Little Women (script adapted from the novel by Louisa May Alcott, Our Finest Dreams from the musical by Mindi Dickstein & Jason Howland) – Kiera Arthur, Felicity Cornejo, Rachel Edwards, Chloe Edwards, Matilda Hanley, Emily Smith

Days Of Plenty from Little Women (lyrics Mindi Dickstein, music Jason Howland) – Amelia Bobbin, with Matilda Hanley

Evening Prayer from Hansel & Gretel (Engelbert Humperdinck) – Felicity Cornejo, Chloe Edwards

Study in C (TF Dunhill) – Alex Couldrick

Preludios (words Antonio de Trueba, music Manuel de Falla) – Sophie Couldrick

Gymnopedie No. 1 (Erik Satie) – Nathan Kerr

Claire de Lune (Claude Debussy) – Oskar Spate

Waltz in Efl min (Frederic Chopin) – Lesley Loxton

When I Grow Up from Matilda (Tim Minchin) – Madi Wilmott

I Know Things Now from Into the Woods (Stephen Sondheim) – Olivia Skazlic

Children Will Listen from Into the Woods (Stephen Sondheim) – Matilda Hanley

A Million Dreams from The Greatest Showman (Benj Pasek & Justin Paul) – Zali Fox, Chloe Edwards (and chorus in audience)

A Rainy Saturday (Emma Diemer) – Ella Tang

Mazurka (Clara Schumann) – Oakelani Edmonds

Russian Rag (Elena Kats-Chernin) – Lesley Loxton

Prelude For A Pensive Pupil (Peggy Glanville-Hicks) – Oakelani Edmonds Black Cockatoo (Oakelani Edmonds) – Oakelani Edmonds

I’m Not That Girl – from Wicked (Stephen Schwartz) – Tahlia Holmes

Empty Chairs at Empty Tables from Les Misérables (Alain Boublil & Claude Michel Schonberg, Herbert Kretzmer) – Zavier Skazlic

Bring Him Home from Les Misérables (Alain Boublil & Claude Michel Schonberg, Herbert Kretzmer) – Bronwyn Asquith

How Far I’ll Go from Moana (Lin-Manuel Miranda) – Rachel Winter

Bet On It from High School Musical (Tim James & Antonina Armato) – Josh Rossendell

Blah Blah Blah (George & Ira Gershwin) – Madi Willmott

Not For The Life Of Me from Thoroughly Modern Millie (Jeannie Tesori & Dick Scanlon) – Emily Smith

I See The Light from Tangled (words Glenn Slater, music Alan Menken) – Arwen Wilson

Alone In The Universe from Seussical the Musical (Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty) – Helen Winter

Let It Go from Frozen (Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez) – Olivia Skazlic

Your Song (Elton John) – Samuel Holmes

Skyfall (Adele Atkins, Paul Epworth, Roger Holmes) – Evelyn Shaw-Crocker

Youkali (words Roger Fernay, music Kurt Weill) – Helena Vavrina

Get Happy (Harold Arlen & Ted Koehler) – Olivia Skazlic

I’m Beginning to See the Light (Don George/Harry Hodges/Duke Ellington/Harry James) – Bronwyn Asquith

Lean on Me (Bill Withers) – Chloe Edwards

Blue Suede Shoes (Carl Lee Perkins) – Josh Rossendell

Wild Voices Music Theatre annual concert at The Street Theatre on Sunday 24 July 4pm.

Eclectic, always entertaining, these concerts give us the opportunity to share a wide range of work in an inclusive and relaxed format. Performer ages range from ten to seventy five, and include young people training for careers in music theatre, dance, acting and music. Our concerts are an important part of performance conditioning to prepare students for the rigours of audition rounds later in the year.

Past students of WVMT have gone on to further performance study at NIDA, WAAPA, VCA, ANU School of Music, Queensland Conservatorium, Federation Uni, Brent St, as well as significant overseas institutions. A student was selected to participate in Opera Australia’s Regional Scholarship program, and one of our students played Billy in the Australian production of Billy Elliot, until Covid shut the industry down in March 2020.

Through Dianna Nixon’s creative work, students have gained valuable performance experience on a range of unique projects including Under Milk Wood (at The Street), the children’s musical A Midsummer Night’s Dream (at Ainslie Arts Centre), the promenade event Wild Shakespeare (for the Enlighten Festival at the National Zoo and Aquarium), as members of the children’s chorus for Opera Australia’s The Marriage of Figaro, and Melbourne Opera’s Carmen.

Four students took part in the week long music theatre intensive at The Street Theatre in 2019, working with a New York-based music theatre composer.

WVMT students were featured in the musical short film a Song, which was awarded best score at the 2015 Canberra Short Film Festival, and screened at a music-in-film festival in Chicago; and other students danced and acted as the cast of Greta, which screened in 4 sessions at the 2021 CSFF.

Dianna has created paid work opportunities for a number of students, including providing singers for the national anthem at the Black Opal Stakes, and for the National Emergency Services Memorial. In 2019, Dianna assembled a team of voices (including five WVMT students, some undertaking their first paid work) to actualise a voice-based improvised artwork created by Duto Hardono, for a three month residency at the National Gallery of Australia as part of the NGA’s Indonesian contemporary art exhibition.

Recognition has been received from the Australian Music Examinations Board based on our exam results: top 5 private voice teacher of 2020 in NSW/ACT, and top 10 private studio teacher, instrumental & vocal for high grades 2021 in NSW/ACT. Awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 2012 for her project The Developing Voice, and a CAPO Canberra Weekly Award in 2018, Dianna was able to undertake in-depth voice research overseas.

We hope you have a great time today and that the concert lifts your spirits.