Second year Musical Theatre students recently raised over $1400 for charity across two performances at the Queensland Conservatorium.
Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens is a moving piece of theatre centred around the lives, and deaths, of people diagnosed with AIDS and HIV. Despite the sombre tone of the work, the underlying theme is of celebrating life.
The second year students raised $1463.25 for The Hope Fund, a Queensland charity established to support HIV+ people across Queensland, and received standing ovations across both performances.
Head of Musical Theatre Paul Sabey said that, in addition to the rehearsals, the students researched how the disease affects people living with and caring for loved ones affected by HIV/AIDS, as well as the ways help can be given.
“We were delighted to support such a relevant and invaluable Queensland based charity, and to contribute the students’ talents to such a worthwhile cause.”
The Musical Theatre students hold their final performances for the year with The Wishing Well, 15 — 18 November at Brisbane Powerhouse, and Celebrating A Musical Christmas, 5 December at St John’s Cathedral.
For more information on either performance, visit: www.conevents.com.au.