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Premiere Of Unique Anzac Concert

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The harrowing experiences of a New Zealand soldier who fought in the Gallipoli Campaign will feature in a unique Anzac Concert in the Feilding Civic Centre - Sunday 25 April, 6pm start.

The second half of the concert will recreate Private Tony Fagan's experiences told through the dramatic events recorded in his diary, interspersed with many of the great songs of the First World War era.

The narration will be provided by well-known broadcaster, Ian Johnston, and the Feilding Showtime Singers, directed by Kathi Craig will present the music.

Evergreen songs such as Pack Up Your Troubles, Keep the Home Fires Burning, There's A Long Long Trail A Winding and Oh What A Lovely War will be sung against a background of leaving New Zealand, preparing for action in Egypt, leaving for Greece, arriving in Gallipoli and taking part in the assault on Chanuk Bair.

For example while the Feilding Showtime Singers perform IF You Were the Only Girl in the World, Tony, from the Canterbury Infantry Battalion, reflects on boarding the destroyer, HMS Foxhound, and safely landing on the beach at Gallipoli.

The first half of the April 25 concert features Blush, an impressive trio comprising Amy Hunt, Janine Bonny and Renee Pink, rising country star, Riley Booth, talented young artists including The Jump Jammers, Ewen Mason and Read Wheeler and special guest, Will Bell.

A highlight of the first half will be stunning young Feilding soprano, Tammy Hastings, who will recreate the role of Christine and sing numbers from Phantom Of the Opera.

The Anzac Concert on Sunday, April 25, starts at 6pm and is a fundraiser for the Coach House Museum. Tickets ($25 ) are on sale now from Feilding Information Centre 3233318.

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