Our audiences have proved adept and enthusiastic when invited by our performers to sing with them. So, as we moved towards the silly season, the House on the Hill engaged James Ferguson, pianist extraordinaire, and Bridget A’Beckett, musician and founder of the Cliffy Pub Choir, to lead group singing in the house. The result was a glorious and joyful night, with an audience of 80+ people belting out classic pop/rock tunes and Christmas carols. The singalong was staged as a charity fundraiser, with $1,000 ultimately donated to Bowel Cancer Australia. We hope to make this an annual event.
Professional musos in their own right, Bridget a’Beckett and James Ferguson have formed a duo to share their love of music with the Clifton Hill community. As a choir leader, Bridget likes telling James what to do. As the pianist that can do anything Bridget asks, James is happy to oblige. Bridget is yet to find a song James can’t play, so it has become a challenge that she is determined to win.
Their friendship and easy banter results in a laidback singalong session of some well-known favourites, with a few spontaneous requests to end the night. There is wine, laughter and a guaranteed endorphin release waiting for you if you choose to join in. We hope you do!