Co.As.It. celebrated its 10th Annual Community Concert last Saturday 3 December at the Multicultural Community Centre at Newmarket. Held under the patronage of the Italian Consulate for Queensland and Northern Territory, the event had its 350 guests singing, dancing and giving standing ovations. Produced by D&G Entertainment, “A Night on Broadway- With an Italian Twist”, filled the theatre with Broadway hits, soaring arias and Italian classics, all performed by the stellar cast of Popera Classics. Master of Ceremonies for the afternoon, Hon. Teresa Gambaro welcomed distinguished guests including Italian Consul for Qld and NT, Dott. Ludovico Carlo Camussi, Councillor for McDowall, Norm Wyndham, and Member of the Italian Senate and part of the Democratic Party, Senator Francesco Giacobbe. It was great to see the support of the Italian community still so strong with many Italian Associations’ representatives also in attendance. At the end of the first act, community members were able to enjoy a chat amongst friends and some delicious chocolate krapfens, generously donated by Visco – Selected Fine Foods. The second act followed with more outstanding performances and concluded with a special grand-finale, a tribute to the late great tenor Luciano Pavarotti. After encore performances and standing ovations, the Hon. Teresa Gambaro was happy to announce the eight lucky winners who walked away with one of the generously donated raffle prizes. All guests were later invited downstairs to meet and greet the cast, concluding the evening with a slice of panettone and a glass of spumante, proudly sponsored by Italiquore Brands Internationale. Each year Co.As.It. is proud to be able to give something back to the community, always keeping entry tickets to a minimal so everyone is able to share in the celebration. Behind this great organisation stands its dedicated staff who, even this year, contributed their time to ensure the event was a success.
Co.As.It. would like to give special thanks to the following generous sponsors:
–Italiquore Brands Internationale
–Visco – Selected Fine Foods
–Merthyr Village the Heart of New Farm
–Prime Foot Care Provider
–K.M. Smith Funerals
–Putia Pure Food