Summary of 2013
Held at Churchill Island
Master of Ceremonies, Ms Stella Axarlis
Member of the Order of Australia, 1998.
Hellenic Excellence Award, 2000
Award for Excellence in Multicultural Affairs 2002
Centenary Medal, 2003
Trained in singing under Madame Burkewitch and performing as a special guest of the Australian Opera Company
Overwhelming acclaim for Rising Star
Kate Amos, a Melbourne girl with ties to Coronet
Bay enthralled the audience with her commanding
operatic voice and presence
Rising Stars performing at Serenade at Sunset 2013 wowed the audience with their
instrumental & vocal stylings.
Wonthaggi singers Tom Green, back, and Mitchell
Sanders, forward, wowed the audience with their
vocal stylings. Mitchell Gin accompanied them on violin along with their mentor Kirk Skinner on Piano.
Mitchell Sanders was the winner of the 2012 Bass Coast Foundation Performance Award
Members of the Koo Wee Rup Secondary College Band who played along side Emma Wallace
Suzan Harvey, MCO performer
The Melbourne City Opera pianist was ably assisted by local talent, Josh Hooke
Melbourne City Opera and Chorus
The sun shone for most of the afternoon
Melbourne City Opera ensemble conducted by
Dr. J. Talia
The wonderful backdrop of Westernport Bay
'Cafe at Churchill Island' offered a special
High Tea for Serenade at Sunset patrons overlooking the event from their balcony
Also during the afternoon....
The magnificent voices of Kate Amos and Tayla Bennett
were serenading for the patrons' enjoyment around the Heritage Farm gardens early in the afternoon.
An ensemble created with 2 trumpets and a Flugal horn entertained guests, consisting of local musicians, James Blair, Anthony Foon and Sue Richards.
Young rising star performer, Natasha Nagle entranced people walking by with her guitar backed vocal stylings.
Judy John and Carol Robinson also filled the void during the afternoon with Classical Mandolin and Guitar duets.
This years festival was helped by our generous sponsors in
providing a large screen for all to be able to see the stage and
performers up close.