An evening with Christopher Hillier

Renowned international baritone and Orange local, Christopher Hillier, presented an evening of music and song in the Cathedral of St Michael and St John on 15th February. Close to 100 people enjoyed the beautiful performance by Chris, who was accompanied by pianist Anne Stevens.

Those is in attendance also enjoyed the delightful performances by MacKillop College students: Sarah Walls on violin and Brianna Adams on flute.

Chris generously offered his time for the evening as a fundraiser for the Cathedral Restoration Appeal and as a chance to assist local students to gain experience performing with a baritone with international credits to his name. More than $2,000 was raised for the appeal.

Mr Paul Hughes from MacKillop College and one of Chris' past teachers, hosted the evening, which was described as was a rare treat for music lovers of all kinds. Chris preformed songs from famous operas such as the Toreador song from Carmen by Bizet as well as some favourites from musical theatre. The highlight for many was the "Lord's Prayer" while the encore performance of "Jerusalem" was simply breathtaking. 

The Cathedral Restoration Appeal Management Committee sincerely thank Mr Hillier and his accompanying musicians for providing their time and talent for this evening’s performance. 

Kimbalee Clews