Lotterywest Christmas Spectacular

Free Family Event

Saturday 9 December 2023, 2pm & 7pm

RAC Arena

West Australian Symphony Orchestra respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and Elders of Country throughout Western Australia, and the Whadjuk Noongar people on whose lands we work and share music.

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Lotterywest Christmas Spectacular

Jen Winley conductor
Genevieve McCarthy host
Ben Mingay vocals
Sophie Foster vocals
Prudence Sanders vocals
Gina Williams & Guy Ghouse vocals & guitar
WASO Chorus
Perth Broadway Chorus

A Christmas Scherzo

Most Wonderful Time of the Year

The First Noel

Underneath the Tree

Baby, It's Cold Outside

Carol of the Bells

Hark the Herald Angels Sing

We're Walking in the Air

In Summer

Silent Night

What a Wonderful World

Sleigh Ride

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Aussie Jingle Bells

O Holy Night

Driving Home for Christmas

Let it Go

Oh Come, all ye Faithful

God Bless Us Everyone

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

All I Want for Christmas Is You

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

A message from the Premier of Western Australia

A message from the Lord Mayor of the City of Perth

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Chorus On Stage

About the Artists

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Prudence Sanders

Prudence Sanders is a principal artist with West Australian Opera, making her role debut in 2020 as Fiordiligi in the Glyndebourne Festival production of Così fan tutte. Other roles for WAO include Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, Madame Herz (Der Schauspieldirektor), Eleonora (Prima la musica poi la parole), Michaëla (Carmen) and Rapunzel (Into the Woods).

A graduate of WAAPA and the Guildhall School of Music, Prudence performed at the Royal Festival Hall, Wigmore Hall and Royal Albert Hall. She has recorded and performed with the BBC, London Voices, Opera Rara and was a member of the chorus at the Royal Opera House and Opera Australia.

Since returning to Perth, Prudence has appeared as a soloist with WASO, Perth Symphony Orchestra and Australian Baroque. She made her Perth Festival debut in 2021, singing the title role in an adaptation of Dvořák’s Rusalka with Freeze Frame Opera. Prudence will be performing in WAO’s 2024 season in the roles of Eurydice and Amor (Orfeo ed Eurydice) and will be the soprano soloist in a new collaboration between Australian Baroque and WAO, launching at the WA Museum Boola Bardip.

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Gina Williams & Guy Ghouse
Vocals & Guitar

Guitar brilliance and incandescent vocals - these exceptional performers connect and capture audiences all over the world through the power of song, made even more special when sung in rare Noongar language.

Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse bring a fresh, modern take on ancient traditions; merging evocative sounds, natural acoustic instruments, and poignant stories with that incredible, beautiful voice.

Gina is a Balladong (Noongar) daughter, covering the south west corner of Western Australia. She also has connection to the Kija people of the East Kimberley through her grandmother’s line.

By official records, Noongar language is critically endangered, with only a few speakers left.

As well as four albums, they have released three major works; Koort for the Festival of Perth, Koorlangka: Reimagined for the inaugural Perth International Cabaret Festival and Koolbardi wer Wardong for a sell-out season for the West Australian Opera.

Currently they are working on the third instalment of their Kalyakoorl song cycle, ‘Moort’, to be released at the end of 2023. In 2024 they will premier their next major work, Wundig wer Wilura, commissioned by West Australian Opera.

Performing with the all-important blessings of Gina’s elders and her community, this duo will leave you breathless.

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Coming Up at WASO

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Frozen in Concert

Experience the adventure of Elsa, Anna, Olaf and Kristoff as the complete Frozen movie plays on the big screen with Christophe Beck’s Academy Award-winning music performed live on stage by WASO.

In Frozen, the fearless optimist Anna sets off on an epic journey – teaming up with the rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven – to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom.

Fri 12 Jul 2024, 6.30pm
Sat 13 Jul 2024, 1pm & 6.30pm

Riverside Theatre, Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre


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