Boorowa M&D Celebrates 60 years

Derrick Mason and Mick Farrell sang a duet from Oklahoma at Saturday’s Boorowa M&D reunion luncheon. This production was staged by the group in 1985.

There was a large gathering at the Boorowa Ex-Services Club on Saturday to celebrate 60 years of music, song and theatrical activity by the Boorowa Musical and
Dramatic Society.

The organisation was formed in May 1958, when its inaugural production, Canemumbola Capers, was staged.

Many other productions were to follow in subsequent years, and a large number of people have been involved.

During Saturday’s luncheon meal, present members of the organisation performed a series of choir items from past shows. Along with the choir segments, soloists Pat Croker, Mick Farrell, Derrick Mason, Bede Morrissey and Peter Roberts contributed items from past productions.

Visitor Barbara Newton, a former member of the M&D, also sang two vocal solos.

Video glimpses of past productions were screened in the background during the luncheon and afternoon tea, where participants socialised, renewed acquaintances and shared many treasured memories.

There was great interest in a display of programmes of many past M&D shows and other memorabilia.

Special tributes were paid to the Society’s Musical Director, Mary Corcoran, who has been a driving force behind its activities, and to two highly valued former members, the late Margaret Cusack and Sylvia Gregory, who were deeply involved in directing and producing many of the Society’s theatrical productions.

The Boorowa M&D Society received generous sponsorship from Boorowa Bendigo Community Bank to allow it to organise and conduct the reunion activities.

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