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Thanks to the 136 performers and the 500 plus audience members who took part in the program and also to St. Margaret’s Anglican Church for providing a great venue.

For the record, Trek musical launched the week with the maiden Melbourne performance of their opera ‘Such is Life’. Vocalist Janet Vague led ‘J and the Jazzmen’ under U3A member Tony Lee’s musical direction, while Tony also fronted a behind-the-scenes rehearsal and concert by the Diamond Valley Big Band. Franciscus Henri’s glimpse of life as an internationally recognised children’s entertainer, folk singer and composer through his music was a highlight, while the ubiquitous Tony Lee took the stage again with the Dandenong Ranges Big Band. The Diamond Valley Singers, directed by Maxine Lemcke with accompanist Ian Lowe, paid tribute to the music of Charles Schwartz. The program concluded with the 50 strong Diamond Valley Open Door Choir under maestro Shaun Islip in a near sell out finale.