Sunshine and singalongs: Coolibah's Got Talent

28 August 2017

Our Coolibah Centre for seniors in the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy recently held its annual ‘Coolibah’s Got Talent’. It brought together centre members and other Brotherhood program participants as well as staff, volunteers and friends.

Singing performers dressed in costume at Coolibah's Got Talent 2017
'You Are My Sunshine' was a crowd pleaser, performed by staff and residents from our Sambell Lodge aged care residence.
Singing performers at Coolibah's Got Talent 2017
The Southern Port Community Singers were ably conducted by our Chaplaincy trainee Kieran who got the crowd singing in the round.
Chaplaincy trainee Kieran directing the choir.
Chaplaincy trainee Kieran directing the crowd.
Schools Engagement Coordinator Stephanie singing and playing the guitar.
Brotherhood Schools Engagement Coordinator Stephanie wowed us with her beautiful voice.
Coolibah member Michael singing and playing the guitar.
Coolibah member, Michael, did a moving rendition of 'Streets of London'.
Shue, a Coolibah member, singing in front of the crowd.
Shue, another Coolibah member, swapped out the lyrics of a traditional tune to sing an 'Ode to the Coolibah' in Mandarin.

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