2023 NSW Seniors Christmas Concerts

Festive season concerts to say thank you to NSW seniors. A time to sing along to all your Christmas favourites as our stars take to the stage and reach beyond!

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Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 2023 NSW Seniors Christmas Concerts in Orange, Tamworth and Wagga Wagga! 

The NSW Seniors Christmas Concerts are free performances presented by the Department of Communities and Justice to thank NSW seniors for their valued and ongoing contributions to their families and communities.

Christmas Concert talent 2023

Arlo Sim

Arlo Sim

Arlo Sim is a Sydney-based singer-songwriter whose music moves seamlessly between folk, indie and jazz. Currently undergoing a Bachelor of Music (performance), majoring in Jazz Vocals, he brings his own life experience and influences from artists like Jeff Buckley and Fleet Foxes, and jazz stalwarts such as Chet Baker, Nat King Cole, and Kurt Elling.

Arlo's passion for music began at the very young age of 11 when he made his debut on the Opera House stage. He is passionate about mentoring young, aspiring musicians. Arlo made his way through the ranks of Schools Spectacular, from Arena choir, all the way through to being a featured artist. A graduate of the esteemed Talent Development Project, he utilised this opportunity to begin his songwriting journey. 

Mentored by Keith Urban, in 2021 Arlo came 2nd in The Voice Australia and released his debut single “Falling Under” that same year.

“I always feel Arlo's humanity. He has a beautiful heart and is the real deal. It's very rare to have that kind of a gift, in that kind of a soul” - Keith Urban"

Stefanie Jones

Stefanie Jones

Stefanie is fast establishing herself as one of Australia’s leading ladies of theatre having just completed a national tour as Mary Poppins in Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s production of Mary Poppins for which she won a Sydney Theatre Award for Best Performance in a Leading Role in a Musical.

Further professional theatre credits include Rhonda in Muriel’s Wedding The Musical (Sydney Theatre Award Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical), Liesl von Trapp in The Sound of Music, Once The Musical, Giulietta in Aspects of Love, Jean MacLaren in Brigadoon, Oklahoma!, Dream Lover, South Pacific, and was also a 2016 finalist in the ANZ Trustees Rob Guest Endowment Competition.

Stefanie graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts having completed a Bachelor of Music Theatre and whilst at the VCA, received the Cassidy Bequest Fund Award on behalf of the University of Melbourne Trust. Stefanie has trained extensively in dance, having studied with the Queensland Ballet through their Junior Extension Program and also holds her Associate Diploma in Music for Violin.

Liz Player

Liz Player

Liz Player is an emerging Sydney based jazz vocalist currently studying at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. As a 6-time Schools Spectacular Featured Artist and graduate of the Talent Development Project, Liz has sung on some of the largest stages in Australia including Qudos Bank Arena, The Opera House and the ICC.

Whilst gigging all around Sydney she has toured with major artists such as Jane Rutter and Jessica O’Donoghue. Having completed three sold-out headline shows with her band the Player Quartet, she has recently released her first album “Liz Player | Live At Foundry 616”.

After finishing her Bachelor of Jazz Performance in 2025, Liz aims to become part of the New York jazz scene and begin a Master’s Degree. 

Will Skarpona

Will Skarpona

Will Skarpona is a 19-year-old performer from the South Coast of NSW. He is a true stage animal who has been delighting audiences with his larger-than-life personality since the age of 7.

Will has appeared in over 30 theatrical productions and in 2022, graduated from the esteemed Talent Development Project. He was also a co-host and Featured Artist in Schools Spectacular. Will performed his first cabaret “Life is a Cabaret” to a sold-out audience and most recently, hosted the 2023 Southern Stars Arena Spectacular. He is currently completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music Theatre) at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne.

Will is thrilled to be joining the incredible company of performers to bring holiday cheer and celebrate the contributions of NSW Seniors. 

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