Testimonials

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DivaLicious at The Ellington Jazz Club

“What a show! Thank you for a brilliant evening of music and song. The show was thoroughly enjoyed by all and very entertaining. It was just what we needed for Chamber Jam at The Ellington” Thank you for all your efforts promoting the show and getting people to buy tickets. You had a fantastic turn out. Great to see you all again and many thanks.” Bianca Jade, North Street Music

“Cunning “DivaLicious” debut at The Ellington last night; showstopping act from start to finish. Vocal energy from Fiona Cooper Smyth and Penny Shaw, electrifying. Great wads of comedy slapped between a pair of divas. Loved it! Oh, and the dude at the piano, David Wickam, was on fire too. Encore at Fremantle Festival, November. Catch it!” Brian Dawson (Lyrist “Jackson B Sutcliff”)

“Bravo! Most enjoyable”, Angela Whittington, Chief Operating Officer, Peel Health Campus

“Thanks for inviting us to the show and reserving the table last night – it was a great performance and we all enjoyed the evening immensely. Well done!” Vaughan Emery, Managing Director, Corporate Theatre Productions

Full review of show Carol Flavell Neist at ArtsHub:
Follow this link to review: http://www.artshub.com.au/au/news-article/reviews/performing-arts/chamber-jam-185858

West Australian Local Government Convention & Trade Exhibition at Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre
Jay and Fiona sang two verses of the Australian National Anthem (in harmony) at the start of the Awards Ceremony. “Daniel Watters who managed the conference production from Corporate Theatre said you and Jay were magnificent so thank-you.” Vaughan Emery, Corporate Theatre.
MS Society Dinner Auction at Burswood.
David Jones thanks his wonderful colleagues from WA Opera:  Courtney Pitman, Fiona Cooper Smyth and Caroline Badnall for joining him on stage on Thursday. We performed operatic highlights for 200 guests at the MS Society’s Dinner Auction. I’m told that the guests, including ministers and His Excellency the Governor, loved the performance. Thanks for donating your talents to this important cause. The event raised over $40,000!
Gala dinner for the Commonwealth Bank at Perth Town Hall.
Fiona and Jay (tenor) performed three numbers; Sempre Libera (a great party song!), This is the Moment, and Libiamo (Drinking song) duet from La Traviata as guests enjoyed a sumptuous meal in atmospherically lit surroundings as part of an awards & speeches night. “The client, myself and guests are LOVED the performance!” Tingen Emery, Tingen Emery Event & Productions.
“Sorcery & Seduction in Song with Cabaret Cadenza” - Sunday Serenades at the Civic Chambers, Joondalup.
Fiona, Courtney, Christopher & David performed a selection of opera, musical theatre, Gilbert & Sullivan, and art song to a very appreciative audience. Once again, we had 100% customer satisfaction and very positive comments including the following:

“Always good but today above average!; Wonderful concert. The best for quiet a while. Thanks to all involved; This group was the best we have heard. Well done all of you. Superb concert and a wonderful mix of music and singing.;  A selection to suit everyone’s taste; Extravagant, beautiful performance; Good variety of items – sparkling, lots of skill; Very entertaining.  A lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon!”

The Loreto Grand Concert featuring Cabaret Cadenza
Showcasing the new Loreto Performing Arts Centre and raising money for a grand piano, Fiona, Courtney, Jun, Robert and David presented an entertaining concert comprising of operatic and musical hits achieving rave reviews from the audience and inadvertently converting non-opera goers into opera lovers!
“What an amazing night! The concert was superb, the artists were so talented and you yourself were magnificent. How fortunate we were to have David Wickham to showcase our piano. It was all so fantastic and I am so thrilled that we were able to have such an event here. I can’t thank you enough for bringing Cabaret Cadenza to us.” Jennifer Healey, Principal, Loreto Nedlands
Performance at Sheraton Hotel, Perth the Furniture Design Awards
” Fiona & Jay, Thanks for a great performance! It set the evening off in great fashion and laid the foundation for a fabulous night.” Vaughan Emery, Managing Director, Corporate Theatre
 A Prima Donna’s Guide to A Good Party!
Fiona, accompanied on piano by Jangoo Chapkhana, entertained an appreciative audience at the Civic Chambers, Joondalup with a string of popular songs and arias from opera, operetta and musical theatre as she gave tips on how to put on a good party. According to the organisers, the feedback had a 100% satisfaction rating from those who filled out forms.
“Thanks for putting on such a spectacular show and I look forward to exploring other opportunities to work together in the future.” Marie-Claire Hunter, A/Event Support Officer, City of Joondalup.
Orphans of Rwanda – Music at Dusk Concert
Fiona, Courtney, Robert,and Caroline performed to a sold out venue in a fundraising concert in the Hills.

Robert as the Toreador from Carmen with Fiona & Courtney

“Thank you so much for your beautiful singing on Saturday night. Everyone loved it. It was just stunning. Robert and Courtney were also divine – it was just magical and Caroline on the piano was truly amazing. It was lovely of you all to come up – I really did appreciate it Fiona. Thank you . Look Forward to keeping in contact. God Bless and good luck with Cabaret Cadenza.” Jane and Glade Pike, Concert Organisers.
20th Anniversary of Sister City Relations with Vasto, Italy
Fiona and Jay sang the Australian and Italian national anthems at a Civic reception in Perth Town Hall to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the sister city relations between Perth and the Italian city of Vasto. Attended by Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi and Vasto’s Lord Mayor plus many civic dignataries, they closed the ceremony with some popular Italian duets.
“Thanks again for last night – I was so pleased with the way your performances brought the evening to a grand and lavish finish – the selection of repertoire was perfect!” Vaughan Emery, Managing Director, Corporate Theatre
Concert Performances of Verdi’s La Traviata
Fremantle Chamber Orchestra & Perth Lyric Choral performed in Subiaco and Fremantle
Fiona (Violetta), Jun Zhang (Alfredo), Ian Westrip (Producer & Germont), Courtney (Flora) and Jay (Gaston) conducted by Tim Cunniffe.
“A very special performance. I thought there was a very good balance both artistically and acoustically. I have seen La Taviata in the Stadtoper Vienna and even though that was a full cast/costume event I truly enjoyed Sunday’s performance more. I thought it was more expressive and “warm”. Bob Summerville
“Absolutely brilliant, Fiona!!!!!” Hans Hug, Manager and ‘Cellist, Fremantle Chamber Orchestra
City of Perth presents Cabaret Cadenza in Concert at Forrest Place, Perth
Sponsored by The City of Perth, Cabaret Cadenza performed a free concert in Forrest Place as part of the campaign to bring culture into the city. This event was also proudly sponsored by Healthway promoting the SmokeFree WA message and the TAB.
“Bravo Cabaret Cadenza! That was excellent and greatly appreciated by the throngs of people!” Ali Biddiscombe, Public Relations Consultant, Alligator Media
“Just loved your performance on Friday! What a wonderful evening of song. Well Done!” Jenny Winkless, teacher
Cabaret Cadenza performed “You Raise Me Up” live for Channel 7′s Telethon appeal,
Perth Concert Hall
Cabaret Cadenza were the featured group performing in the Australian Youth Choir’s Choral Spectacular at the Perth Concert Hall this year.

Jay, Courtney, Fiona, Robert

“Many, many thanks for your wonderful contribution to Sunday’s concert. Cabaret Cadenza was wonderful and thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. It was an honour for our choristers to be singing with you and we know you will be a great example to the youngsters.
Best wishes for future performances.” Julie McKenna, Managing Director, NIYPA
Chamber Jam at The Ellington Jazz Club
Cabaret Cadenza performed to a sell out crowd at The Ellington Jazz Club as part of the Chamber Jam program and received wonderful feedback from an appreciative, classically biased audience.

Fiona, Courtney, Michael & Jay

“Cabaret Cadenza delights audiences with their stunning vocal melodies and lively performances. Whether you are wanting repertoire from the catalogues of opera classics or some well known musical favourites, Cabaret Cadenza will surely deliver.” North Street Music
Azure Finance’s 5th Birthday Dinner, Howard Park Winery, Margaret River
“Thanks a million for your fabulous performances… Everyone had a ball.” Claire Hanson, Events Director, Howard Park Winery
Christmas Show, City of Nedlands
“Many thanks for a fantastic performance on Tuesday! I had many positive remarks about the performance when everyone was leaving. Thanks again and hopefully we can book you again for more functions.”
West Coast Eagles, Subiaco Oval
Cabaret Cadenza performing “I Still Call Australia Home” just before a match. Audience number: 37,000 people

Fiona, Michael & Courtney singing "I Still Call Australia Home"

“Thanks for your wonderful performance yesterday! It was truly amazing. I thought the sound was perfect for the oval! Lovely to meet you, and look forward to working with you in the future.“ Rebecca Creer, Events Marketing & Promotions, West Coast Eagles
“Thanks again for your beautiful performance, you guys sounded amazing!” Anna Brandsma, Marketing & Events – Supporter Operations
Plaza Ballroom, Hyatt Regency Perth
Robert, Fiona, Zoe, and Tommaso performed a dinner-cabaret show called “Love, Marriage, Murder & Mayhem” at Hyatt Regency Perth

Robert, Fiona, Zoe & Tommaso at Hyatt Regency Perth

“The show was thoroughly entertaining, perfectly performed, and well received by everyone attending. One feels very special to be in the audience of a show put together by Fiona. Thank you!”
Catherine-Anne Rector, Manager, Club at the Hyatt, Hyatt Regency Perth