Anthony's Charity Support
Posted 12 July 2010 - 12:25 PM
-Thank you to all members who contribute information, links, reviews and photos -
* it is with respect that we take this opportunity to dedicate this thread to Anthony's compassion, sincerity, humility and time in his support of many worthy causes and charities. We believe that the time and support given to these causes by Anthony, brings joy, smiles, laughter, friendship and hope to many.
Thank you Anthony.
* as members of ACOF support Anthony, so too, have they also been able to give of their support in many ways; attending functions, charity auctions, voting etc.
The Salvation Army
The Oasis Ball
Oasis gives homeless and disadvantaged young people hope, help and opportunities to access relevant education, training, jobs, counseling, and drug/alcohol programs.
Oasis cannot effectively undertake this intensive work until young people are off the street and in a safe, stable environment. On any given night, Oasis helps to accommodate and feed more than 100 homeless young people.
The Grand Harbour Ballroom
Star City, Sydney
post Sep 12 2007, 03:29 PM
There are a lot of things Anthony does that don't necessarily get reported in the media or by his fans. Some of those may have been private functions, others perhaps corporate gigs. But largely they remain out of the public eye.
Then there is Anthony's charity work. Anthony is not unique in being an artist who performs to help charities. Many, many artists do this and should all be commended for their contributions in that field. But I am not so sure that the majority of them would go completely out of their way to perform at a charity event if it interfered with other schedules. In that respect my hat goes off to Anthony for his latest effort in that direction.
As it was not reported in the media many of you would be unaware that Anthony performed at the Oasis Ball on Saturday, 25th August. This event took place in the Grand Harbour Ballroom at Star City in Sydney, a familiar place for those who attended his Star City concert. The Oasis Ball is a major fundraiser for Sydney's street kids in an effort to help homeless and disadvantaged youth find their feet again. A line-up of entertainers performed at this Ball and Anthony was part of that line-up.
You might ask yourselves what is so unique about Anthony in this instance, considering that there were quite a number of other artists involved? Maybe nothing. But then again, how many of the others were in the middle of a concert tour, performing the night before in Melbourne, flying to Sydney to perform at the Ball, and then flying back to Melbourne for their next concert which was scheduled for the afternoon after the Ball. Yes, I wonder how many. Maybe, just maybe, he was unique in that respect.
Yes, Anthony, I salute both the artist and the caring man that you are.
For anyone interested in seeing the photos from this event, they are now up on the 'two de force' website in their gallery section under 'Oasis Ball 2007.' There are several of Anthony which you can save as low or high res images...#510-520 and #644-646
Posted 12 July 2010 - 02:35 PM
Mirabel assists children in Victoria and New South Wales who have been orphaned or abandoned due to parental illicit drug use and are now in the care of extended family (kinship care). Mirabel believes that every child deserves a childhood and its mission is to break the destructive cycle of addiction. Mirabel supports children aged 0-17 and works at restoring a child's sense of self-worth, belonging and hope for the future in order for them to reach their full potential as young adults.
Singer Anthony Callea visits children assisted by the Mirabel Foundation.
|"Every child has a right to a happy, stable life. That's why Comic relief believes in supporting kids like these and their careres, through small voluntary organizations, like Mirabel."|
A Fun Raiser
From: By Marcus Casey
November 02, 2005
|One of those contributing to the Australian Comic Relief is Kath And Kim's male dynamo Kel (Glenn Robbins) who visited Home And Away's Summer Bay to compare Aussie suburban notes. Here are his exclusive thoughts on the great meeting of the minds:|
"Being from Melbourne, it was a real thrill getting invited to Summer Bay. I only wish Kath could have joined me.
Meeting Alf was a real thrill. I didn't know he was a meat lover like me, we actually spent all afternoon comparing sausages.
I surprised him with one based on Summer Bay, it's a pork sausage with a little bit of spice - very nice, very Sydney.
I asked Leah and Hayley what their favourite sausage is and you know what they said - "give us a pork anytime Kel".
Just like my wife Kath, I said.
I joined the boys for a bit of slip, slop and slap and a power walk on Summer Bay, very special.
Eat your heart out Kath.
Unfortunately I pulled me clack going for it a bit hard up the other end of the beach.
I'll get Kath to give it a rub when I get home." LIFE can be hard but laughs can make it seem a bit better. Especially when they inspire punters to donate money to charities which struggle in the bigger world of benevolence.
That's what Comic Relief's mission has been since 1985 when UK writer Richard Curtis (Blackadder, Mr Bean, Four Weddings And A Funeral) set up an annual TV comedy festival to raise money for those in need.
Since then it has collected more than $800 million and on Sunday the concept officially migrates to Australian TV for the first time.
The two-and-a-half-hour special will combine best-of moments from recent UK Comic Relief extravaganzas with prerecorded Australian skits and live performances by Australian personalities (mainly from Seven, which is airing the special).
"Comic Relief has been trying to establish a foothold here for sometime," says executive producer Rob Menzies.
"So this is the first official representation of the brand name here which means we'll see lots of footage never aired here before.
"There's a classic Ali G interview with the Beckhams which is hilarious and the great thing is they and other celebs all signed off for this stuff to be seen outside the UK for the first time.
"People like Elton John, Robbie Williams, George Michael - they've allowed themselves to be seen being sent right up."
An interview with Elton John has the star in hysterics while answering double-entendre loaded questions and the Ali G meeting with the Beckhams sounds typical of his foot-in-mouth style.
"Ali G is relentless and it's full of great lines, but the Beckhams are such great sports," Menzies says.
"There's one moment where Ali G is talking about their child Brooklyn. Ali asks if David wants his son to grow up to be a successful footballer like his dad, or a singer like Mariah Carey.
"Posh is such a good sport - she actually interrupts and says she wants to grow up and be a singer like Mariah Carey."
More than 20 Australians - including Effie, Bud Tingwell, Kath And Kim, Jimeoin, Andrew O'Keefe, Tony Squires and Lano and Woodley - will appear live or in pre-recorded segments.
And not all are necessarily funny.
Australian Idol favourite Anthony Callea turns up at a charity called Mirabel which cares for kids whose parents have run off the rails, or were never quite on them.
"Anthony does a lovely story with a group of seven-year-old girls and turns up to their house and performs for them, and then we'll have him live," Menzies says. "It's a lovely, heartwarming story.
"They are the kind of charities we're helping - battlers given little or no government assistance and run by volunteers."
From the donations raised, 40 per cent will go to Australian causes and 40 per cent to overseas charities, mainly in Asia Pacific. The remaining 20 per cent could go to either region.
* Comic Relief, Sunday Nov 6, Seven, 7.30pm
Anthony's performance of Per Sempre, Channel 7.
Posted 12 July 2010 - 02:55 PM
True Colours Ball
Sony Foundation Australia True Colours Ball 2005
Event Type: fundraising & community
Venue: Wharf 8, Sydney
TP Events were delighted to produce the 2005 Sony Foundation Australia "True Colours Ball".
Issue 14, November 2005
'Beating The Blues'
The 7th Annual Sony Foundation Ball
|Close to 700 guests were treated to a great night out, and a three-course dinner, at Sydney's Wharf 8 recently - all in the name of charity, of course!|
Entertainment supplied by Shannon Noll - who arrived in the Seven Network helicopter - Dancing With The Stars' Sonia Kruger and Trenton Shipley, Kane Alexander and Anthony Callea (who gave an impromptu performance at volunteer emcee Richard Wilkins' request) put party goers in a generous mood. The Sony Foundation presented a $500,000 cheque to former Victorian Premier Jeff Kennett's national depression initiative, beyondblue and the ball raised $920,000, which will be distributed to various youth-related charities by the Sony Foundation Australia.
|Wharf 8 was transformed into a stylish enclave for the event.? Delicious canapes by Belinda Franks Catering were served in the foyer, while guests enjoyed new fundraising activities such as the Great Wall of Sony and pampering by the Benefit Cosmetics team.|
Guests then entered the main room, which was adorned with candles and a giant wall-to-wall projection of the natural colours of the rainbow (the Foundation's logo) in a forest setting. The evening was a feast of entertainment for nearly 700 guests with performances by Sony BMG artists, celebrities, fine food, fun and fundraising.
Highlights of the evening included: Shannon Noll arriving by Channel 7 chopper and belting out hits from his chart topping album; Sonia Kruger dancing up a storm; vocal artist extraordinaire Kane Alexander; Anthony Callea serenading the audience, and three young performers from the prestigious Talent Development Project.
The event was hailed a huge success with a staggering $920,000 raised for youth-related causes.
Shannon Noll, Anthony Callea, Kane Alexander and Denis Handlin (Sony Chairman)
Posted 12 July 2010 - 03:02 PM
Ferrari Gala Dinner
Australian Grand Prix 2006
SIDS and Kids is dedicated to saving the lives of babies and children during pregnancy, birth infancy and childhood. We deliver on our vision through world class research; evidence based education and bereavement support and advocacy.
Friday 31st March
Atlantic South Wharf
Shed 7, South Wharf Road, Melbourne
7.30pm for 8pm Start
Special guest performance on the night by Anthony Callea.
|Anthony Callea |
Anthony is very excited to be a part of the 2006 Ferrari Gala Dinner, supporting SIDS and Kids Victoria. Anthony will sing his award winning song 'The Prayer', along with other hit titles from his award winning album.
Two years ago, Anthony Callea was a twenty-year old singing teacher in Melbourne. He held private classes for some 27 young students by day and worked as a professional singer at Melbourne's Crown Casino by night. In fact, he had been earning a living as a professional musician from the age of 17.
Anthony started singing tuition at the age of 5. And, it proved to be the right move as a child you may have heard his voice on TV for commercials like 'Milky Way'and the 'Uno' card game.
By the end of his school days, and thirteen years of private tuition later, he topped the state with a perfect score in the Victorian equivalent of the HSC for Music solo performance.
In 2004 he, like thousands of young Australians around the nation (50,000 in fact) auditioned for the new series of Australian Idol. But his joy of reaching the final 30 turned to disappointment when he was voted out.
It was no surprise when this obvious talent was soon returned to the competition as a 'wild card entrant'. But what was amazing was his fight to the end down to the very line alongside Casey Donovan.?
His extraordinarily precise and emotive performance of Andrea Bocelli's 'The Prayer' shot straight to number one where it remained for an amazing 5 weeks.
'The Prayer' is officially the fastest selling Australian single of all time, and the ARIA Award winning, highest selling Australian single ever!
He has proved he is more than an 'Idol' and followed his debut single with another number one single, a number one Album, two Top 10 singles, a top 10 DVD, and an extensive national tour.
An in demand artist, Anthony has been hand-picked to sing the national anthem at the Melbourne Grand Prix, to sing for Pavarotti, and perform for Prince Frederik and Princess Mary of Denmark. He was even asked by Disney to record a song on the soundtrack for the new animation Bambi 2.
At only 23, he is one of Australia's premier voices and most awarded singers:
2005 ARIA Awards:
- Highest Selling Single Of The Year (The Prayer);
- #1 Single of 2005 - Australian End Of Year Chart;
- Three ARIA #1 Awards 2005 (The Prayer/Rain/Bridge Over Troubled Water/Anthony Callea - the album)
Channel V Artist of the Year 2005
Pop Republic Male Artist of the Year 2005
Variety Heart Young Entertainer of the Year Award 2005
MO Award Best Contemporary Performer, Rock 2005
Performed at Commonwealth Day Service in presence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Anthony is currently working on his highly-anticipated second album. Having collaborated with some of the best writers and producers in Australia, the UK and Europe, it promises to be another hit for this singing sensation.
Photo Credit: Sam D'Agostino
* Click on links below for high resolution photos
Anthony photo 1 Ferrari
Anthony photo 2 Ferrari
Anthony photo 3 Ferrari
Anthony photo 4 Ferrari
Posted 12 July 2010 - 03:08 PM
"One Enchanted Evening"
The Westin in Sydney City
March 2nd, 2005
Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark to attend 90th Gala Event
2 March 2005
|One Enchanted Evening|
Australian Red Cross proudly announces the attendance of their Royal Highnesses, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark at the Australian Red Cross 90th Anniversary Gala Event to be held on 2 March 2005.
The event, to benefit Australian Red Cross, will be held in Sydney and their Royal Highnesses have confirmed attendance as guests of honour.
The gala coincides with the launch of national annual fundraising campaign, Red Cross Calling, and will be the major national celebration of 90 years of Red Cross in Australia. The Royal couple will attend the event during a two-week visit to Sydney and Tasmania.
The Crown Princess has captured the hearts of the Australian public; her obvious concern for the less fortunate makes her presence at the event particularly relevant. As the high commissioner of the Danish Red Cross, his Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik continues a tradition over many years of the Danish Royal Court supporting Red Cross.
As the Danish Red Cross holds many parallels with the Australian Red Cross, it is with the humanitarian and unification spirit of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement in mind that the Australian Red Cross extended the invitation to their Royal Highnesses.
Anthony performed: The Prayer
Posted 12 July 2010 - 03:16 PM
Since being formed as an Australian children?s charity in 1988, Starlight has brightened the lives of seriously ill and hospitalised children, and their families, throughout Australia. Starlight programs are delivered both in and out of hospital, providing positive distraction to children in their time of need.
Living with illness or injury can cause enormous strain in the lives of children and their families. The pain, loneliness and isolation that sick children feel dominates their lives, and they often miss out on normal experiences that healthy children take for granted. Physical recovery is only part of the solution. Starlight delivers innovative programs designed to make children happy and lift their spirits when they need it most. Starlight brings fun and laughter to children no matter what their illness or where they live.
Anthony attends the Starlight Foundation's 'Star Ball' in Melbourne, 2005.
"It's rewarding to walk through the wards and at times, it's not even for the kids, it's for their families. These kids are doing it really really hard so just to walk through there and spend 5 minutes with each one, it puts a smile on their face. And you walk away and think, all these things I complain about I'm such an idiot. I shouldn't be complaining. There are kids there who are not going to leave, and speaking with the parents, it's hard on them as well. Usually, the person who is the strongest, is that sick child."?
Source: Weekly Australian OK!
August 6th 2007, Issue 64, page from article called ?A Day in the Life of?Anthony Callea -Taking His Voice On The Road, page 50-54
Please Click on the image for a larger view of article
Quote from Anthony:
|"It really does put things into perspective. Whatever I can do, I want to do. If you can put a smile on a kid's face or a parent's face, that's the least you can do."|
Source: Woman's Day
October Issue, ' Music Eases My Pain' page 91
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Posted 13 July 2010 - 07:58 AM
Jamm 4 Genes
www.jeans4genes.com.au or www.cmri.com.au
Jamm 4 Genes was established to support the hugely popular Jeans for Genes Day, which raises funds for the Children's Medical Research Institute (CMRI). CMRI investigates the causes of genetic diseases and conducts research to help develop better treatments or even prevention of many diseases such as epilepsy, muscular dystrophy and many childhood cancers.
Anthony is involved with the Jamm 4 Genes event this year in support of Jeans For Genes day. The photos below were taken on 26th March 2007 by Elli Ioannou.
May 2, 2007
Australia: Get Your Act Together!
|Some of Australia's top rock, blues and country performers will be among those taking part in live events across Australia to coincide with Jeans for Genes Day, Friday August 3. |
The line-up of talent in this year's Jamm 4 Genes represents the sweet diversity of a healthy music scene, blues singer Jade MacCrae, legends Jon Stevens and Glenn Shorrock, new country sensations The McClymonts, Adam Harvey and Beccy Cole, and Australian Idol hits Courtney Act and Anthony Callea
These stars will be asking all Australians of all ages and musical tastes to run their own gig or attend a live music event and support the fundraising objectives of Jeans for Genes for the Children's Medical Research Institute (CMRI).
Jamm 4 Genes patron, rock historian Glenn A Baker, is passionate in his commitment to the event as a music industry initiative that urges everyone to perform or attend an event while also donating to a great cause, children's health.
Jamm 4 Genes calls on music venues and all bands to get involved. Big bands or small, young and old, new or established, workplace or school, town and country, if everyone played or attended a live music on August 3, this would be one of the biggest grassroots music events in Australia, said the ever-enthusiastic Mr Baker!
His message is clear, get involved and start planning your own Jamm event. The call is also out for volunteers, Jamm Genies, to collect donations in the Jamm jar at all music venues. To register your gig, or as Jamm Genie, and see what's on, visit www.jamm4genes.com.au and download some of the helpful do-it-yourself tips and posters.
Last year events were held in all states and there was something for everyone in clubs, pubs, workplaces and schools. It was truly fantastic.
Orchestras, rock n' roll groups, air guitarists and schools bands are encouraged to get on stage and rock-out for this worthy cause.
Hotsource is the music marketing firm organising the national Jamm 4 Genes event. The Host Event in Sydney on the night of August 3, Jeans for Genes Day, will be at the Gaelic Club where Glenn Shorrock and some of the other spokespeople will perform on the night.
MEDIA for information or images, call Feehan Communications 02 9267 2711
August 3-5 - Jamm 4 Genes, a weekend of live music and fundraising in pubs, clubs, schools and businesses across Australia.
Posted 13 July 2010 - 08:30 AM
The Channel 7 Telethon Trust is a registered charitable trust dedicated to raising funds to improve the lives of children and young people throughout Western Australia. Its philosophy is to financially support the medical and social welfare of children and young people, and to fund research into children?s diseases.
Anthony was asked to be Ambassador for the 40th Perth Telethon Appeal. As Ambassador, Anthony spent time with 'Telethon Child', Bridget Gilmour and her family, opened the Telethon Appeal performing 'The Prayer' and appeared on the telethon panel, accepting donations. Anthony also performed for the live Channel 7 audience, 'Rain', 'What You Own' a duet from Rent with Tim Campbell and 'Seasons of Love' with the cast of Rent. Anthony was in Perth, to appear in the Musical, Rent.
'The Prayer' -ad for the Telethon
Promotion photos with 'Telethon Child', Bridget Gilmour.
October 14, 2007
|TELETHON has smashed all past records raising a total of more than $6.5 million for children's charity at its 40th annual telecast.|
State and Federal Governments, private enterprise and the general public all contributed significantly to the total.
An ambitious target of $4 million had been set before this year's telecast which is the culmination of a year of fund raising events.
But donations of $1.1 million from the State Government, $500,000 from the Federal Government and $1 million from Australian Capital Equity, the owners of the Seven Network as the first in a new series of business equity partnerships, helped push the total well above the target.
The final total on the night was $6,527,576.
In its 40-year history Telethon has raised more than $74 million for children's charities.
Posted 13 July 2010 - 09:17 AM
Oct 14 2007, 02:52 PM
Hey guys, here's a bit of a review for you
He was on the red carpet and was wearing a white shirt, black pants and a black vest (I assumed it was the concert outfit, but after look back at the pictures it wasnt the same vest, sorry Wendy ) Everyone was yelling out for him to sign stuff and i asked for a picture so he was like "of course!" and so he put his arm around me and Kiara took the picture and then he went over to pose with Kiara and I was so nervous that i couldnt get the camera in the right mode and i was like "just a second!!" and anth was laughing at me and kiara was like after "thanks for stalling, i got to be that close to him for longer"
so then we waited a bit, took pictures of other stars, my sister got heaps of autographs and then omg Chris Vance came walking up (he used to be on All Saints and now he's Whistler on Prisonbreak) and kiara and i are HUUUUUUUUGE PB fans so we got heaps excited and got a picture with him too
So then we ran into the theatre place, found out seats (we were 4th row from the front, centre stage) and Anthony was singing first, he sang The Prayer and it was just absolutely beautiful!! His voice sounded huskier and lower than usual but he really went for the notes and man did he hit them!! There were a few really long, powerful notes in there and it was just incredible!! he got a huge round of applause after and he looked so pleased! and then it was so funny, the camera zoomed in on me and kiara cheering for anth after his song, out of everyone in the theatre, they picked us!! and my phone kept going off afterwards "we just saw u guys on tv after Anthony!!"
Then after heaps of other performances and stuff he strolled out with the cast of RENT, and they were all wearing black shirts with the rent logo but Anth had a black collared shirt on, jeans and his pointy shoes and he looked devine!! So the group sang together for a bit and he was dancing along and swinging his hips!! and then he broke out solo and it was amazing!! It was Seasons of Love..i think but he looked like he was having heaps of fun and im even more excited for RENT now!
I left about 10.30pm and then turned telethon on when i got home and Anth was on the panel, where celebs sit and read out what people have donated. with him was grant denyer, jamie durie and bazil zemplis so they had a competition to see who was shortest, it was adorable!! pretty sure Anth was the smallest!!
and then they watched Darren Hayes perform and he came and sat next to Anthony afterwards and Anth was saying how nervous he was sitting next to him cuz he's a huge fan!
Can't wait to go back tonight for the closing ceremony!!
Oct 16 2007, 07:58 PM
Firstly I just like to say I have a totally awesome at the opening and closing at Telethon .
Anthony arrived in the Red Carpet first and was being interview by Sonia Kuger and Basil Sampre .
All I have to say that Anthony performance was totally fantastic . I love it especially when he sung The Payer at the opening of Telethon and it was beautifully sung and it touched my heart , I also love it when he sung Rain , but he aso sung with the whole cast of Rent and even a duet with Tim Campell as well and they were great too . Later on that night at the opening Anthony came back to sit as a panel , he was on so so long . I got to met him at the opening and closing of Telethon 3 times in totally when he came down to the side of the stage , he signed my autography book and my Idol book and he even posted a photo with me and also he even remembered me and I told him I am going to see him in Rent . What a nice guy he is , he signed so many autographys for so many fans and even posted so many photos with so many fans .
Videos can be found following this link -
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Posted 13 July 2010 - 09:17 AM
post Oct 15 2007, 01:07 AM
I took some pictures from tonight's closing ENJOY!!
(I was front row, so they turned out pretty nice)
Posted 13 July 2010 - 10:16 AM
Light The Night Charity Concert
City Recital Hall
Angel Place, City
Nove, 10 2008, 7.30 pm
Light the Night is an annual benefit concert which raises money and awareness for leukaemia research. To date, over $200,000 has been donated to the The Arrow Bone Marrow Transplant Foundation - targeting a cure for leukaemia.
Tim Campbell and Anthony Callea
Posted 13 July 2010 - 10:20 AM
Nov 11 2008, 12:26 AM
Light the Night was fabulous - many wonderful talented artists, all giving their time for a great cause.
Of course our two boys were wonderful. Tim did a solo, which wasn't an easy song to sing, I can't remember the name of, but it was truly great. Then Tim said that it wasn't his favourite song but the next one really meant a lot to him and THEN ANTHONY AND TIM SANG A DUET WHICH WAS FANTASTIC. They sing so well together and have such an easy relationship on stage. After interval Anthony sang DON'T TELL ME.
I was in Heaven.
Nov 11 2008, 01:08 AM
I will write a proper review tomorrow night, but all I have to say it was an absolutely wonderful night of entertainment beautiful music and lots of laughs and great company and it was for an absolutely deserving cause.
All the artists appearing donated their time for this event and it was a star studded night.
Anthony sang absolutely beautifully 'Don't Tell Me' and he and Tim sang a duet together that gave me goosebumps.
Tim also sang a very lovely version of Time after Time.
I won't post the song they sang as a duet or might put it with a Spoiler on it, maybe its what they will sing at the concert I don't want to spoil it for anyone, but Tim did say it was a very special song before he introduced Anthony to join him on stage and that he was nervous singing with him. Their interaction through the song was just beautiful.
Lucy and Amanda were wonderful as usual. They sang a very beautiful version of For Good and Maggie (she hosted the concert along with Brendan Moir) said it was dedicated to Rob Guest and the very brave and lovely Kellie Dickerson accompanied them on the piano.
Penny sang a solo and was great.
Lior and Katie Noonan, Maria Venuti, The McClymont's, Virgina Gay (sang a wonderful KD Lang song) were just a few of the line up.
They had a female comdien who had everyone in stiches, I just need to work out what her name was.
Nov 11 2008, 10:43 AM
As Di said it was a wonderful night with some very entertaining acts.
Tim's performance was fabulous and the duet that he and Anthony did was just magical. I won't let the cat out of the bag either in case this is the song they are going to sing at their concert at Crown. When they sang it seemed that it was only Anthony and Tim in the room. Tim was very funny and joked about having to wear sanitary pads under his arms because he sweats a lot when he is nervous - very funny.
Anthony sang Don't Tell Me and once again he was just perfect. There aren't enough adjectives for this man. I can't wait to see his concert after our little appetiser last night.
The comedienne, I don't know her name, was just hilarious and I nearly fell out of my chair a couple of times from laughing so much.
When Amanda Harrison and Lucy Durack sang for For Good with Kellie Dickerson accompanying them on piano it just made me shake with emotion as this was dedicated to Rob Guest. It was the best I had ever heard them sing. Kellie blew a kiss to the heavens at the end of song and then the three girls hugged - very emotional.
It was a great night for such a great cause and Matthew Rennie's father said how important it is to give blood as it is so essential in treating patients with cancer and as you can only donate every three months it is important that as many people as possible give blood.
At the end of the night all the performers came on stage and sang Always look on the bright side of life from the movie Life of Brian which had everyone singing along.
I just got home from Sydney, so i thought i would post my review of night the light which was held last night..
As di and Alex have allready said Anthony and Tim sung a duet last night, i wont reveal too much as Di said there performing this particular song at Crown and what a job they did too. It was full of emotion and Anthony's voice just shone as it always does. Although i will say that Tim did let his nervous get the better of him, he was very nervous and it did show last night particularly when he sung with Anthony, then again who wouldnt be??? I too thought the sanitary pad thing was pretty funny
Tim's version of Time After Time was really good and i thoroughly enjoyed it. It is a good song and it suited Tim very well. Considering this was my first time hearing Tim perform live.
As mentioned, Anthony sung Don't Tell Me. What else can i say but it was effortless!!! I love that song and i really enjoyed hearing it again last night. The only problem was I wanted him to keep singing and might i add he looked very handsome as well
I also enjoyed Amanda and Lucy's version of For Good it was a very touching tribute to Rob Guest and I am sure he would have been very proud of them i thoroughly enjoyed their performance.
The Comedian was absolutely hysterical. I hadn't laughed that hard in a long time. She was very entertaining indeed.
It was great too see so many people coming out and supporting such a worthy charity. It really does bring home how important blood donation is and just how much good it does to people with blood related diseases. This is a charity that is very close to my heart so i could relate to Matthew's story in a personal way.
On a happier note, it was lovely to catch up with everyone again Di, Pat, Christine, Jan, Erol and Bev i look forward to seeing you all again very soon.
And finally to Judi (anthem) it was lovely too meet you last night and to finally put a face to the name i look forward to catching up with you in Melbourne
Nov 11 2008, 07:04 PM
I?m back from my surprise ?Light The Night? treat, and what a treat it was! My LSS didn?t tell me we were booked to go until Sunday so you can imagine how elated I was ? Mr Sneaky 2 indeed!!
Unfortunately, I didn?t have time to post about it because I spent the rest of Sunday running ?round like someone or something possessed, trying to remember to pack the essentials including the tickets!
Before the concert, we saw Anthony, Tim and a girl as we walked into Angel Place. They came out of the stage door and turned the corner at Pitt Street. It?s a shame I didn?t have my camera poised. The girl wasn?t the same as the lass who was not far behind them at the ARIAs.
As we walked into the auditorium, I saw a lass I thought I recognised from the Brisbane concerts last year, and indeed it was Eryl (mairanya) and much to my delight, I was sitting next to her so we were able to have a chat about ?the one and only? before the show started.
It was a wonderful concert and there were some great singers but Anthony?s voice was by far and away the best voice of the night imho, and the performance I enjoyed the most. His voice is like a vintage red wine ? rich, robust and full-bodied ? and I drank my fill last night altho? I could?ve drunk much, much more of it!! He looked immaculate as well to complement his immaculate voice. His duet with Tim was great, and there is certainly a whole lot of love between them.
The other big highlight of the night was meeting fellow forumers ? Di (diissee), Maria (melancholyrose), Bev Bohn (whom I met at the BGD earlier this year), Jan (jaffa), Pat (nonnapat), Christine (Alex), Annie, Margaret (Robinson), Nikki (angeleyes) and as mentioned, Eryl. It was so great to be able to put names to faces, and I loved meeting you all. I hope I?ve included the names of everyone I met; if not, I sincerely apologise. It would?ve been wonderful to meet you as well, Barbara ? hopefully at Anthony?s concert.
We had to check out of the hotel by 10:00 this morning so we wandered down to Martin Place where Larry and Kylie were hosting ?The Morning Show? (or one segment of it) outside the Channel 7 building, the theme of which appeared to be ?Bar Be School? a barbecue cooking school. A couple of guys were barbecuing what appeared to be some delicious treats. We then walked down further and there was a Remembrance Day service taking place at 11:00am.
Thank you so much acforever for the great photos and a big welcome to Anthony?s forum! It was announced at one stage during the concert that photos with a flash weren?t to be taken and then Maggie Kirkpatrick said they didn?t want videos ending up on YouTube or ?My Face? (that brought a laugh or two!) ? so you were lucky acforever to be able to take these photos before those announcements were made, and they?re hugely appreciated.
I feel as tho? I have jetlag at the moment when there?s only an hour?s difference between here and the southern States so maybe all the excitement is catching up with me, but it was such a beautiful experience, I?d do it again in a heartbeat.
Nov 11 2008, 09:30 PM
Wow, what a magical night it was last night!
I am so lucky to have been able to go to such a fantastic event and for a great cause too. It was truly remarkable in that it had a great variety of performers there, and of such a high calibre, who were so gracious and generous and helped to make it the success it was.
As has been mentioned, Tim sang on his own (Time after Time) and then admitted to being terribly nervous about the next song, that he would be singing with the best singer in the country but that he was a bit bias and then introduced Anthony as "the beautiful Anthony Callea." They both performed a wonderful duet, (which I'm not going to mention, just in case ) and you could not only the love, but also the respect they have for each other. It was a joy to watch. Then Anthony came on again after a break and performed Don't Tell Me. I don't think anyone's mentioned it yet, and I hope it wasn't just my impression, but I believe it was "uptempo'd" somewhat. He was in fine form as usual.
The comedienne conducting the raffle draw was an absolute crack up and most of us had to hang on to our seats for fear of falling off from laughter.
Maria Venuti had us on the edge our our seats too. There was a real fear in the audience that a "wardrobe malfunction" was about to happen.
Lucy, Amanda and Kellie performed Because I knew you from Wicked which was dedicated to Rob Guest. The performance was outstanding and very touching and I'm sure Rob was listening and was proud of the girls.
Amongst all the entertainment, there was the strong message that we can all have our worlds turned upside down in and instant. Cancers do not discriminate and the wonderful men and women in our research institutions need all the funding they can get - recovery rates have improved, but there is still so much to do. We just never know when it will strike you, me or one of our loved ones so to think about donating more blood and helping out however we can.
It's great to have met up with so many forumers with a special mention to Judi and Nikki who I'd never met before. It was a pleasure to meet you ladies finally.
Nov 11 2008, 11:42 PM
Hi everyone I'm back from Sydney after having an absolutely incredable time seeing Anthony at the concert and seeing everyone.
Wow Wow what a wonderful concert it was really terrific and what a fantastic cause. All the artists were wonderful but of course Anthony was the highlight of the night and Tim was so wonderful as well. It has made me want even more a whole concert of OUR beautiful ANTHONY.
First of all it was fantastic to have Jan's company going to Sydney and then to meet up with Eryl Di Maria Christine and Margaret . Thank you so much girls for a beautiful day and night. It was also really lovely to meet for the first time and get to talk to Judi and her husband who gave Judi such a very special surprise and also lovely to see and talk to Annie again. Also to see Nikki.
Maggie Kirkpatrick did a wonderful job of compairing along with Brendan Moir and the comedian drawing the raffle was so funny she had everyone in hysterics laughing at her.
Now to the important part. It was my first time seeing Tim perform live and he was really great. He sang " Time after Time " beautifully. Then Tim said he was really nervous to be singing with Anthony who was the best in the country and asked everyone to welcome the beautiful Anthony Callea.
They both sat on stools next to each other and the beautiful looks they exchanged with each other was so beautiful to watch. Tim was so gorgeous he would check with Anthony to see if he was going OK and Anthony would give Tim the most beautiful smile of approval. Anthony has the most beautiful smile in the world at any time as we all know but the smile that he gave to Tim was such a special loving smile you could just see and feel the love between them and it was so beautiful to see. I have never seen Anthony more happy and relaxed. I don't have to tell you how amazing Anthony was singing this beautiful song he was as always just brilliant.
Anthony looked absolutley gorgeous as always and Tim looked really handsome too.
After the interval Anthony sang " Don't Tell Me " which has always been one of my favourites. He sang it with such power intensity and passion it gave me goosebumps and bought tears to my eyes it was so beautiful.
Anthony was definately the best singer on the night and I have to agree with Tim that he's definately got the best voice in the country.
After Anthony had sung and was walking off Maggie blew him a kiss and you could see by the expression on her face just how much she loves and admires Anthony. It was beautiful.
Penny McNamee sang a song and she was also great. I really love her voice.
Lucy and Amanda sang a very beautiful but so emotional version of " For Good " and Kellie Dickerson bravely accompanied them on the piano. Amanda was very close to tears and Lucy was holding her hands so tight to comfort her and when they had finished the song that was so lovingly dedicated to Rob G Kellie raised her hands in the air towards heaven sending the song to Rob who would have been so proud of them. As Lucy Amanda and Kellie walked off the stage they comforted each other and Kellie raised her arms towards heaven again to Rob.
I also agree with everyone that the way Anthony and Tim are with each other does do so much good for the gay community they are just so beautiful relaxed and happy with each other that its so beautiful to watch and feel the love between them. I just love them and love seeing them so very happy and content.
I'm still feeling so excited and on top of the world from a really beautiful concert and beautiful company but Anthony's music always brings me so much joy.
Nov 12 2008, 08:17 PM
Thank you Acforever for the fabulous photos, did you get any of the girls from Wicked. Great reviews everyone, I had the pleasure of attending Light the Night on Monday. There appeared to be a lot of AC fans there who I'm yet to meet.
I enjoyed the entire show, especially The McClymonts, Trevor Ashley with a great Shirley Bassey impersonation, Penny's song from Legally Blonde and of course Lucy, Amanda and Kellie. The comedienne who drew the raffle was hilarious, I believe it may have been Queenie Van De Zandt aka Jan Van De Stool.
Maggie Kirkpatrick and Brendan Moir did a fantastic job.
Saving the best 2 till last - this was the first time that I've seen Tim perform and I must say that I was spellbound with his interpretation of Time After Time. Loved the duet and it goes without saying that I loved Anthony's performance. I just can't wait to see both of them at Star City. Loved Anthony's shoes.
My husband was inspired by the event and is now off to donate blood (if it's good enough).
Posted 13 July 2010 - 10:22 AM
post Nov 25 2008, 07:16 AM
Here are some photos of the night. Enjoy.
Posted 13 July 2010 - 10:46 AM
On Song For a Cause
Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide
29th July, 2009
$100 per ticket, Fashion Parade, Entertainment, VIP studded After Party
Anthony performed: This is the Moment, Rain and Into Your Heart
The Advertiser Sunday Mail Foundation (ASMF) Blanket Appeal is undertaken in conjunction with The Advertiser and Sunday Mail, with the objective of assisting disadvantaged people by providing warm blankets during winter months. In 2008 almost 2,000 blankets were delivered to various charities that provide services directly to needy families and people to ensure that the maximum benefit is received.
This is an annual charity event.
|"We are on this ocassion, very lucky to have as our special guest performer, one of Australia's most gifted and successful voices, Anthony Callea. Fresh from his critically acclaimed role in the musical Wicked, Anthony will be performing some of his best songs."|
|The Advertiser Sunday Mail Foundation (ASMF) Blanket Appeal is undertaken in conjunction with The Advertiser and Sunday Mail, with the objective of assisting disadvantaged people by providing warm blankets during winter months.? In 2008 almost 2,000 blankets were delivered to various charities that provide services directly to needy families and people to ensure that the maximum benefit is received.|
The Rotary Club of Adelaide assists with the appeal by providing its website to collect donations electronically and by arranging the allocation and distribution of blankets to charitable organisations.
This year we are aiming to raise enough money to fulfil the ever increasing requirements of the charitable organisations and community groups that are registered with the appeal.? Our target for 2009 is to raise over $40,000, which is sufficient for almost 2,000 blankets.
Blankets will be delivered to the charitable organisations and community groups and these organisations will then distribute the blankets to those in the community who might otherwise struggle to stay warm in the winter months.
Each year the number of charitable organisations and community groups that register with the ASMF's Blanket Appeal increases. With your help we can aim to meet the increasing demand of supplying warm, Australian made quality blankets to disadvantaged South Australians in need.
Posted 13 July 2010 - 10:46 AM
|Gig went down well, I think...... Great to see many familiar faces in the crowd. Enjoy the parade.|
about 8 hours ago from TwitterFon
Jul 31 2009, 09:38 PM
Well most of us have arrived back from Adelaide this evening after a great couple of days catch up and Anthony talk and of course seeing and hearing the man himself perform 3 songs.
We had an awesome time and loved seeing Anthony perform again. He was sublime as always and he looked gorgeous as well. As Di said the crowd responded well. They had lovely things to say about him and he talked about being in the studio working on his next album. No hints of course as to what or when though. He also talked about Wicked and how great a production it was and he hoped people would be able to get the chance to go see it. He said how he enjoyed his time and how he originally planned to work on his album while performing Wicked but quickly realised how that was not possible.
Did I say he looked gorgeous and sang beautifully?
As you know he left before the fashion parade but it was really good and I loved many of the clothes. Would have loved to be able to go out back and try them on but I think they would be a little out of my price range. As Di said it was a great cause and great to see so much money rasied for the charity. Anthony is very generous with his time.
Thanks Anthony for the twitter we loved being there and you were definitely a success. By the way are you ever thinking of going into the modelling, did I mention you really looked 'hot'.
Like Di will post some pics soon.
Aug 1 2009, 12:07 PM
Di, the "male models" were the firemen. Thanks Di for posting all the photos and to Di and Jan for their reviews.
There's not much else I can say except to say how much I enjoyed the whole event and the speech that Angela made about this charity was very moving and is obviously very close to her heart.
We had great seats as we were just three rows back (the first two rows were reserved for the VIPs and sponsors) and we were able to see Anthony so clearly. As Anthony was first on we didn't have long to wait. I can't believe how wonderful he sounded. Anthony's voice just gets better and better. I think the last note of This is the Moment went for 12 amazing seconds. There is no-one better than this man. The jeans he wore were the same as The Palms - gorgeous - white shirt, Apra jacket and a thin sparkly tie though the top couple of buttons on his shirt were undone (not that I noticed). The audience also loved him and there were others nearby who were clearly fans, not just us. It was lovely to read Anthony's twitter that he recognised some us. It was my pleasure and privilege to be hear him sing.
I am so glad that I had the opportunity to go to this event. The clothes from George Gross and Harry Who were gorgeous and I will be looking out for a couple of items when they hit the stores, there goes the credit card again. The auction items were all Adelaide based and went for over $2,000 so quite a big out of my league but all going to a very worthy cause.
Anthony did mention how he was recording and writing right now and how he was a bit misguided in thinking he could record an album and do 8 shows a week whilst in Wicked. He also mentioned about touring though no clues to when. I hope it's soon.
Sorry for my delay in posting about the event guys but I got a bit jet lagged travelling all day on Friday. Left Adelaide in the morning to Sydney and headed straight for the International terminal and then had a bit of a wait until my flight to NZ. Got home just after 12 am on Saturday morning so I have had a good sleep in the last two days and also had family stuff to catch up with.
Anyway nothing to add to the wonderful reviews of Di, Christine and Jan. Anthony was just wonderful, looked great and sounded fantastic. The fashion show was lovely, the clothes were gorgeous. The weather was not wonderful but I enjoyed Adelaide and would like to go back for a better look another time. We had fun and went to a couple of lovely restaurants and Central Market has the most amazing produce I have ever seen, the variety and freshness was amazing.
Thank you Di for the gorgeous photos and youtube link.
I am really sorry that I do not have any photos for you all as I usually do or any video for youtube but, I had some technical problems with my camera. I do however have audio of Angela's moving speech including her wonderful mention of Anthony, Troy's intro, Anthony singing and the interview with Troy at the end. I have added the link below for now through mediafire but I assume that admin will move it to the media threads when they can:-
Adelaide Advertiser George & Harry Who Anthony Performance July 2009
Jul 31 2009, 11:33 PM
It was a great couple of days in Adelaide a little bit wet but we still had fun, great company, great food and the best entertainer in the country.
The Harry Who & George Gross fashion/charity event for the blanket appeal, was something so different to go to, and I really enjoyed it all.
When we arrived we had nibbles and drinks in one area and there was a big curtain dividing the room where the fashion show was going to be held.
The place was totally crowded and looks like it was the who's who of Adelaide there in their best finery and even a local celebrity Lady Di lookalike , after about an hour the curtains came back and we took our seats either side of the catwalk.
ASMF patron Angela Condous opened the evening and talked about what the night was all about and was something very close to her heart and who the special guest's where and the fabulous voice of Anthony Callea to enterain us. She was really lovely, we saw her later in the evening when we where leaving and she stopped and thanked us for coming and she said how fabulous Anthony was and how lucky they were to have him at the event.
Angela introduced the MC who is a local Adelaide newsreader Troy Gray and he gave Anthony a wonderful introduction.
Anthony came on and sang Into Your Heart first which was just great his voice was so rich and smooth, it was a wonderful opening song he then had a little talk with the audience about loving coming to Adelaide and he promised he didn't bring the swine flu with him , and then about the next song he was going to sing which was This is the Moment and it was one of his favourite songs. He sang this song so beautifully and I swear he held that last note forever. he charmed & captivated the audience.
He talked about Adelaide a bit more and about the great wines.. and also about supporting the such a worthy cause and what a wonderful job that Angela does and that it was a priviledge it was to be there.
He sang RAIN next a great way to finish.
The crowd was very responsive he got great applause and laughter at his little jokes..
After he finished his set, Troy interviewed him and they talked about finishing Wicked and Anthony said it was wonderful to be a part of it and if you hadn't seen it yet you should get over to Melbourne as its about to finish up there in a week or to Sydney when it opens in September, he also told them that it just won a slew of awards at the Helpmanns. Troy asked him about the next album, and he said he was excited about being back in the studio writing and recording and looking forward to touring again. He said he was suppossed to do the album last year but realised it was impossible to do 8 shows a week and the album at the same time.
Troy said at the end what a superstar and what a voice.
After Anthony finished they had the Auction which got great response and hope they raised their target, but they didn't seem to have a lack of bidders they were flying thick and fast. Then the fashion parade which had some gorgeous clothes.
I will add a bit more about the event tomorrow and a bit more about Anthony's performance of This is The Moment, which was an absolute standout.
Did I mention how gorgeous he looked.
Posted 13 July 2010 - 12:52 PM
A Night With The Stars Charity Event
Westmead Millennium Institute (WMI), a medical research centre with more than 400 staff researching a wide range of health disorders affecting adults and children. The Institute is ranked amongst the top research bodies in Australia and conducts vital research in areas including Infection and Immunity, Cancer and Leukaemia, Heart and Eye Disease and Neurological Disorders.
6th March, 2009
"Anthony Callea and Tim Campbell wowed the audience with an acoustic set"
Anthony performed: The Horses with Tim doing BV
Anthony and Tim performed: Get Here
Tim performed: Time After Time with Anthony doing BV
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