Lismore couple Anton and Lyn Covrie get into the spirit of the annual event.
Lismore couple Anton and Lyn Covrie get into the spirit of the annual event.

Music lovers flock in their finest to Opera at the Channon

FINE dining, glam outfits and superb voices ringing through the air were among the sights and sounds of the 18th Opera at The Channon.

Following the luncheon, performers Iain Henderson, Meg Kiddle, Roger Davy and Simone Nicole lit up the stage with their Broadway to Pavarotti show, a tribute to some of the best-loved Broadway and opera favourites.

IN PICTURES: Opera at the Channon 2015

Organised by the combined Rotary Clubs of Lismore, the event attracted about 500 people with profits to benefit Rotary charities.

"It's a terrific day out, great weather, perfect ambiance," volunteer Gai Ferris said.

Among those enjoying the event were Lismore Heights couple Lyn and Anton Covrie whose glamorous table setting, including an antique gramophone, drew plenty of admiring glances from other patrons.

The pair has been attending the annual event for a decade, adopting a different theme each year. This year, they chose Great Gatsby as their inspiration.

"We just love dressing up," Mrs Covrie said.

"It's a bit of refinement and culture and it's great to support the charities."

Mr Covrie said the event continued to impress.

"We take our hats off to the volunteers who do a great job every year," he said.

Opera at the Channon is a special occasion for the Covries who first attended the event 10 years ago, having just returned from their honeymoon.

Since then they have missed the event just once, missing out last year after heading to Scotland to watch their son compete at the Commonwealth Games.


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