LIGHT THE NIGHT IS BACK

Published on 2nd Sep, 2010

The 2010 Light the Night fundraising concert for leukaemia research and Cancer patient resources will be held on Monday October 11 at 7.30pm at the City Recital Hall, Angel Place. Tickets are now on sale.

Light the Night has become a “must see” on the Sydney Entertainment Calendar. After five years, funds raised at this event have exceeded $200,000 with all proceeds going towards funding leukaemia research. This year, money raised will go to the Arrow Bone Marrow Transplant Foundation to fund leukaemia research and to the Leukaemia Foundation to fund a courtesy transport vehicle supporting families and carers of those in need.

The 2010 concert will feature a spectacular range of Australia’s talented artists, who give freely of their time to help raise money for this worthy cause. Performing this year will be multi-award winning Australian songstress Katie Noonan, the writer and star of Shane Warne the Musical currently in Channel 10’s Offspring Eddie Perfect, Wicked star Rob Mills, the inspiring and natural talents of Old Man River, Australia’s upcoming Classical Collective Aston, unique singer and songwriter Brian Campeau, acclaimed singer songwriter Emma Dean and three of Australia’s popular musical theatre performers John O’Hara, Sheridan Harbridge and iOTA, with more performers to be announced in coming weeks.

Light the Night is inspired by Matthew Rennie, a brave young man who fought a three year battle against leukaemia. Unfortunately Matthew passed away shortly before the 2007 concert. Light the Night was created by Matthew’s two brothers, musical theatre performers Shaun Rennie and Adam Rennie, and friends Monica Smith and Greg Smith.

Wicked star Lucy Durack, a regular Light the Night performer, is looking forward to this year’s concert. “Light the Night never fails to be one of the most special nights of my year. It’s such a treat to be in the presence of such eclectic and legendary performers all giving their time generously and with such heart. It is always so well organised and the vibe backstage reflects that, everyone is able to just enjoy the evening. Most of us head out to the auditorium to watch each other’s numbers in between our own, so while it is obviously an evening of the highest profile performing artists you’re likely to find around Australia, it also has this lovely feeling of community, cohesiveness and there’s a bit of magic about it too.”

www.lightthenight.com.au

VENUE: City Recital Hall Angel Place, Sydney
DATE: Monday 11 October 2010
TIME: 7.30pm
PRICES: Premium $110 A Reserve $67.50 B Reserve $55.00
BOOKINGS: City Recital Hall box office 02 8256 2222 or www.cityrecitalhall.com

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