By Kyra Gillespie
Fresh off the stage as crowned national a cappella champions, the Velvetones are warming up for an unmissable drought relief fundraiser performance.
The a cappella group, with beginnings in the Melbourne Youth Chorale (formally Berwick Youth Choir), will be performing in a ‘Need for Feed’ Christmas fundraiser this December.
Along with some seasonal Christmas songs, the Velvetones will delight audiences with their usual a cappella favourites, which have sold out their past four shows.
The Velvetones won several awards at the Australian A Cappella Awards (AUSACA) this year, including audience favourite and best comedy song, while local girl Claire Patti won the prize for best soloist.
“These lovely, funny and super talented women are on track to make their mark on the International a cappella scene,” a Vocal Australia spokesperson said.
Need for Feed delivers emergency fodder to Australian Farmers affected by drought, fire and flood.
With relatives who are farmers in the Pakenham area, the issue is one close to Ms Patti’s heart.
The show, which includes afternoon tea, will run from 2.30pm to 4pm at St Patrick’s Old Church, 136 Princes Highway Pakenham on Sunday 9 December.
Tickets can be purchased at www.ticketebo.com.au/thevelvetonesfundraiser