Several students from Methodist Ladies College (MLC) in Claremont hosted a Spring Recital on Sunday 16 November, raising generous funds for UnitingCare West. Sisters Hannah and Mary came up with the idea for the recital as a remembrance for their grandparents who originally inspired the girls to become interested in music through taking them to the opera and encouraging them to play instruments. Both grandparents have since passed away.
Hannah plays the viola and keyboard, and Mary, the violin and flute, and both girls sing. Other girls who joined in with the sisters included; Sophie (violin, saxophone and vocals), Charlotte (trombone and vocals), Pieta (vocals and violin) and Jane (violinist, pianist and vocals). The program for the event included mostly vocals by the girls, covering a range of songs from pop to the Sound of Music. The latter being a great favourite with the crowd.
The recital was held at Nedlands Uniting Church where every seat was filled to watch the girls perform. The event was followed by a lovely afternoon tea, kindly put on by the parents.
On Wednesday 3 December the girls presented David Holden, Chair of the UnitingCare West Board, with a cheque for $700, all of which will go towards UnitingCare West to aid those most in need as we approach Christmas. The festive season can be difficult for those who are living with hardships and it is donations like these that really make a difference to someone’s Christmas.
Congratulations to the MLC girls on all their efforts in hosting such a beautiful event.
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