Stars announced for Midwinta Ball

Stars announced for Midwinta Ball

LAST UPDATED // Sunday, 22 June 2014 12:20 Written by // James Findlay

With the inaugural Midwinta Ball fast approaching, organisers have announced some special guests for the fundraiser.

Celebrated Indigenous soprano, Deborah Cheetham AO, and pianist, Toni Lalich, will perform on the night and much loved actor of stage and screen, Spencer McLaren, will be Master of Ceremonies.

“We’re very excited that distinguished performers like Deborah Cheetham and Toni Lalich will be performing exclusively for us at our inaugural Midwinta Ball. Guests should expect an evening of superb performances and fine dining,” said Midsumma Chair Aaron Hockly.

“Midwinta is a great opportunity for the community to forget about Melbourne’s dreary weather and enjoy a night of great entertainment.  Who wouldn’t want to attend a gala ball where the dress code is frocked up and fabulous?”


Other performances will include Midsumma’s favourite diva, Dolly Diamond, dance group the Real Hot Bitches, plus a fashion parade hosted by awarded milliner, Kerrie Stanley.

The Midwinta Gala Ball will be held on Friday, August 15, at the Savoy Ballroom, Grand Hyatt Melbourne.

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James Findlay

James Findlay

James Findlay is a Melbourne-based journalist and broadcaster who has worked in community media for many years. He has won awards for his work on The Naughty Rude Show on SYN, and can be heard on JOY 94.9's breakfast program, Triple Threat, and Hide and Seek - exploring sex, sexuality and self. He is currently completing his Master of Public Health specialising in Sexual Health at Melbourne University, and a tutor in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University.

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