Carols in the Park 2018 Vocalists

Abigail Cliffe
has always had a keen interest in theatre and has been constantly involved in school choirs and ensembles. Performing is something she loves and is very excited to see what the future holds.  Abigail had her amateur musical theatre debut this year in Matt Byrne Media’s production of ‘We Will Rock You’ and loved every minute of it! Abigail is very excited to be part of Carols in the Park 2018.

Alayna Hawke is a Year 12 student at Cornerstone College. She has been singing in choirs since primary school including the Festival of Music choir, J.I.V.E and ‘Cantabile’ at Cornerstone. Alayna is a regular member of the Mount Barker Baptist Church Worship team and is pleased to be part of Carols in the Park 2018.

Amy Hein is a vibrant, local singer from the Adelaide Hills. She delights in pop, soul, and jazz genres and enjoys challenge and diversity. Her passion for singing led her to receive the 2017 Lobethal Harmony Club Clara Serena Vocal Scholarship in addition to acceptance into the 2017 Class of Cabaret. As a Year 12 student at Cornerstone College, Amy has competed in the Generations in Jazz Festival in both 2017 and 2018 as a part of the school’s Jazz Vocal ensemble, Somethin’ Else. Amy hopes to pursue music further in tertiary studies and other performances in the years to come. She is looking forward to returning to Carols in the Park for 2018.

Ashleigh Jocks is a vocalist currently residing in the Adelaide Hills. After graduating from high school in 2015, she gained a position in the Jazz Performance degree at the Elder Conservatorium. In 2018, she received an award for Outstanding Soloist in the international DownBeat Music Awards. She was also named Top Voice Undergraduate at the Helpmann Academy Jazz Awards and performed alongside New York City jazz band “The Hot Sardines” earlier this year. Ashleigh is currently a lead vocalist in the show “Phoenix” produced by Spectak Entertainment which will present in the Adelaide Fringe 2019. Ashleigh is delighted to be part of Carols in the Park again for 2018.

Caitlin Melville is a 19-year-old university Visual Arts student with a longstanding love of the performing arts. Having completed her time with the Australian Girls Choir after 14 years and leaving her primary and high school choirs behind her, she greatly looks forward to getting back onto the stage to share the music and holiday joy with the community at Carols in the Park 2018.

Eliza Lovelock is fifteen and studies Stage 1 Music at St Francis de Sales College.  As a long-term Choir Captain of JazZone, and member of various ensembles at the college, including Musaic (directed by Lisa Duffield) and Heart’n’Soul (directed by Karen Redman), Eliza thrives in a performance environment.  She has studied voice under Lisa Duffield for several years, along with piano, and is aiming towards a future in musical theatre, particularly in comedy.  Along with her sister, Tilly, she enjoys performing and working with other people to make a great sound!

Georgia Malchow is a second year university student with a passion for music, singing and performing. Through school and individually she has been involved in many community events and performances such as the Festival of Music, SAPPS Choir, Mt Gambier’s Generations in Jazz, Team Kids Webathon and the Mt Barker, Callington, Strathalbyn and Balhannah Carols. Whilst studying at university she has kept up with vocal lessons with Lisa Duffield and is in the process of preparing to perform at local venues.

Isabella Jenke is a student at St Francis de Sales College, where she is having singing lessons with Lisa Duffield. She is very involved in the music program at school and is captain of one of two choirs he is in. Earlier this year, St Francis de Sales Jazz choir competed at Generations in Jazz in Mount Gambier and did very well. Bella performed at Carols in the Park last year, and is super excited to be back and singing again!

Matilda Lovelock is in Year 8 at St Francis de Sales College.  A keen Music student, Tilly studies Voice with Lisa Duffield, and is involved in numerous vocal ensembles at the College, including Musaic Senior Vocal and JazZone.  She also studies acoustic guitar and plays bass guitar with the St Francis de Sales College ensemble, Mixed Bag, under the guidance of Karen Redman.  Formerly a Choir Captain at the College, Tilly has only been singing solo performance in the last eighteen months, and often sings with her sister, Eliza.  In the future, Tilly intends to forge a career as a singer/songwriter.

Yvette Hawke studied music through high school with vocal as her instrument of choice in Year 12, continuing lessons throughout the years following. She has continued to sing and develop her skills playing the piano for many years.  Yvette has previously been involved in Christmas productions and also singing and playing piano at weddings and funerals. She is influenced by and enjoys singing songs by a variety of artists including Nina Simone, Rita Springer, Adele, Francesca Battistelli, Norah Jones, Bette Midler, & Eva Cassidy. Yvette is excited to be part of Carols in the Park, 2018.


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Community Event of the Year 2017

Mount Barker Carols in the Park 2018
Saturday December 1st, Keith Stephenson Park, from 5.00pm