Coastal cabaret

Hes called by some the Irish voice of romance. We call him John MacNally. He will join light opera singer Helen Zerefos for a Candlelight Dinner Show in Ballina.

When Irish singer John MacNally and light opera singer Helen Zerefos take the stage for a Candlelight Dinner Show at the Ballina RSL on Friday, June 23, the audience can expect some popular and some classical music with stylish dining and cabaret club ambience.

Did you know that John MacNally has released 40 albums? Thats a lot of songs. Hes also hosted a string of television specials and radio programs in Australia, America, Canada and Ireland. MacNally is comfortable with his trademark affection for love songs.

A love song can be romantic or it can be a song of inspiration, and I love to sing both, he said. Ill be singing a mixture of love songs, as well as a new song that my brother sent me from Ireland that was released not long ago by Westlife, called You Raise Me Up. Groover.

Joining MacNally is light opera singer, Helen Zerefos.

Helen is a coloratura soprano. (Coloratura means she sings with musical ornamentation like trills and runs. Thought you should know.) She has more than 600 TV shows to her credit, and has starred in many stage shows, including The King and I, Musicman, Showboat, Hooray for Hollywood, From Russia with Love and The Andrew Lloyd Webber Song Book.

She particularly loves songs by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lerner and Loewe and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

To see John MacNally and Helen Zerefos perform phone 6686 2544. Tickets are $35 for a two-course dinner and the entertainment.


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