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HAMILTON PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE is the major venue for performing arts, functions, conferences, seminars, meetings and expos in the Southern Grampians region.

The venue will be closed Friday 23 December and reopening Monday 9 January.

Major Sponsor: Deakin University





FROM BACH to BING performed by Tenor, David Hobson and Soprano Georgia Wilkinson

From Bach to Bing……A glorious fusion of traditional and modern Christmas music.

Come and join David Hobson, Australia’s most acclaimed classical tenor and coloratura soprano, Georgia Wilkinson, fresh from starring operatic roles in Italy and Germany for a night of delight, smiles and Christmas spirit for all ages.

Make this a Christmas to remember. Book now!!!

A little about the artists:
Australian tenor and composer David Hobson is one of Australia’s best-known operatic, concert and stage performers, with a repertoire that spans the gamut of musical styles from Baroque through to Pop.
David began his operatic career with Victoria State Opera as Rodolfo in La Bohème and Frederic in the Broadway version of The Pirates of Penzance. The following year he debuted with The Australian Opera as Perchik (Fiddler on the Roof) and Lawrence in the world premiere of Brian Howard's Whitsunday. In the same year he was awarded the Dame Joan Sutherland Scholarship. He debuted internationally in 1994 with San Francisco Opera.
Much in demand as a concert performer and recitalist, he frequently appears in oratorios such as Handel’s Messiah, Mendelssohn’s Elijah and orchestral works like Britten’s Serenade for Tenor and Horn and Zender’s powerful interpretation of Schubert’s Winterreise. Solo concerts include A Little Closer (Sydney Opera House Concert Hall/2008) and Am I Really Here? (Adelaide Cabaret Festival/2010).
He is an impressively versatile artist and composer, awards include Operatic Performer of the Year/MO Awards, Sydney Critic’s Circle Award for Rodolfo and Orphée, The Age Performing Arts Award (Best Performer in Opera) and an ARIA award.
Recent albums include You’ll Never Walk Alone (with Teddy Tahu Rhodes), Singing for Love (with Yvonne Kenny), Best of David Hobson (ABC Classics), My Baby Just Cares for Me (with Rachel Beck) and Broadway to La Scala (with Greta Bradman, Lisa McCune and Teddy Tahu Rhodes).

Beginning her classical voice training at the age of 14, Georgia excelled at the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School, becoming the youngest student to be awarded the Robert Salzer Voice Award. Continuing her impressive work in musical theatre, Georgia has starred in leading roles such as Christine in Phantom of the Opera, Belle in Beauty and the Beast, Maria in West Side Story and Charity Barnum in Barnum. Her contribution to Victorian musical theatre has been recognised with a Guild award and four Lyrebird awards. In 2012, Georgia turned her attention towards opera and became ‘Opera Scholar of the Year’ through the Opera Scholars Australia program, making her the youngest vocalist to ever win this prestigious award. She has placed in multiple competitions since, including winning the Ringwood Aria Competition, and was awarded numerous scholarships through her university. After graduating from Melbourne Conservatorium of Music in 2014, Georgia undertook her professional debut as Sophie in Left Bauer’s production of MasterClass, which received rave reviews and was remounted for a return season and tour in 2015. In December 2015, Georgia was featured in Sydney’s Carol in the Domain as one of 8 of Australia’s finest upcoming opera singers. Accepted into multiple opera summer programs for 2016, Georgia then travelled to Italy to study before undertaking her international operatic debut as Pamina in Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute).

Tickets: Adult $55, Conc, *Groups 10+, U16 and *Members all $45

*Please note: group and member prices are only available at the Box Office - by phone 5573 0429 or in person.

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