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The Launch of the Jaguar XF


Tania de Jong launched the elegant Jaguar XF at a VIP event in Melbourne.  She performed from Bizet's Carmen and Puccini's O Mio Babbino Caro and serenaded the car and guests with special lyrics about the new model.

Tania de Jong at the Jaguar XF Launch

Opera in the Outback at the Undara Lava Tubes

Pot-Pourri performs at the Undara Lava Tubes"Undara Experience's Opera in the Outback has been a great success for Undara and the Gulf Savannah region since it began seven years ago.
And so it was with a great deal of excitement, and nervous energy that I engaged Pot Pourri for the first time to perform at Australia's most unique event, Opera in the Outback.
This was a move away from our more traditional opera presentations in previous years, and it was my wish to have a bigger production with more sound, lights and audience interaction.
Pot Pourri delivered the BEST OPERA IN THE OUTBACK so far. Great blend of classic and contempary hits from broadway and opera over two evenings which also carried a great deal of Glam, high energy, romance, drama and a great deal of fun for our audience."

Undara Experience

Pot-Pourri performs at the Undara Lava Tubes

Pot-Pourri at Melba GullySaturday 13th October 2007 from 1pm 
Gumboots and Pearls - Opera in the Otways featuring Pot-Pourri
Great Otway National Park
Melba Gully, Victoria

Thanks to Bill Bachman for the photos.

"On behalf of O.S.C.A and in particular the events committee, let me thank you for all your assistance and support as we were getting our inaugural "Gumboots and Pearls" Opera in the Otways up and running. The feedback has been fantastic and with the exception of the weather the show ran like a dream.

Thanks must go especially to Tania, Dominique, Jonathan and Rebecca for a beautiful performance in classic Otway conditions. They sang in rain, donned gum boots and entralled an audience who stayed and stayed. I have an enduring memory of a kid sitting on a picnic rug about 5 feet from the stage. He was completely engaged in the performance and totally oblivious to the rain streaming off his poncho and the 3 inches of mud that the grass he had sat down on had become. Grown men had tearson their cheeks as they were immersed in the "Flower Duet" (they later told me at dinner that it was rain!).

Pot-Pourri is a great ensemble of talent and very good sports into the bargain, they gave our event just the element of irreverence, fun and excellence we had hoped for THANK YOU ALL."

O.S.C.A Event Committee

NAB Climb Every Mountain Launch


MTA supplied vocal groups at 15 sites around Australia to launch NAB's new ad campaign to staff. All the groups performed "Climb Every Mountain" a cappella with gorgeous harmonies raising many smiles and spirits of NAB staff.

"The singers at Docklands were extraordinary and the feedback has been really positive. Having them sing at the same time the ad was going to air was a real coup and added significantly to that .... something very special is happening ... feeling.

By the last rendition of the song, people were hanging over the bannister rails so a great experience and everyone was smiling - to me that's the sign of success. The feedback from Sydney is that the team on site there were sensational and everyone got into it." NAB

MTA provides singers to launch NAB's "Climb Every Mountain" campaign
Pictured are Tania de Jong, Andrew Dunne, Dominique Oyston and Craig Macdonald

The Warbles Go to The Opera at the Sydney Opera House

The Warbles at the Sydney Opera HouseThe artists of Pot-Pourri performed "The Warbles Go to the Opera" for 2,000 disadvantaged children at the Sydney Opera House for The Song Room. It was a magical event with the kids singing along as the opera chorus.

The Song Room which was founded by Tania de Jong brings music and arts to disadvantaged children to enhance their education, personal development and community involvement. So far The Song Room has provided the gift of music to over 100,000 children nationally

The Pot-Pourri artists are pictured with the Honorable Pat Farmer, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education, Julie Bishop after announcing a major grant to The Song Room.

The Warbles perform at the Sydney Opera House

The Annual Song Room Soirée

On the Red Carpet Board Member Andrew Darbyshire, Ambassador Dr Alan Finkel AM, Patron Hugh Morgan AC, with Founder Tania de Jong and Sam Starr Golden Hollywood Statue in backgroundMTA once again produced The Annual Song Room Soirée. Held at the Sofitel Melbourne the theme was Red Carpet show time and the event was a sell-out with a star-studded guest list. Dame Elisabeth Murdoch AC, DBE was Guest of Honour. Entertainment for the night included Katie Noonan, Pot-Pourri, Stefan Cassomenos, Marilyn, Golden Human Hollywood Statues, Karen Knowles, caricaturists and Lounge.

Harry Unger, MD of Vision Group said: "It was the best dinner I've been to...the entertainment was world class and the whole event was so glamorous and smooth. All my guests just loved it. Congratulations!"

The Melbourne Musicians are pleased to present 2007 Concert Series

Wednesday 27th June at 8.15pm
St Johns Southgate - 20 City Road, Southbank
  • DONIZETTI - Introduzione in D minor
  • PERGOLESI - Stabat Mater
  • WASSENAER - Concerto No. 5 in F minor
  • AVISON - Concerto No. 5 (after Scarlatti) in D minor
  • L.MOZART - Sinfonia in G major
Tania de Jong, soprano; Chris Field, countertenor

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Adult $40
Seniors/Concession $35
Students $20
Melbourne Musicians - StabatMater


Enchanted - the new Disney movie

Tania and Jont from Pot-Pourri masqueraded as workmen at the Launch of this new movie at Crown for Staging Connections.  After convincing everyone they were the health and safety experts they brought down the house with some beautiful singing including the love duet from Phantom of the Opera.

Pot-Pourri masquerade as workmen




Mukesh Haikerwal, outgoing President of the AMA, is serenaded by Pot-Pourri

Mukesh Haikerwal, outgoing President of the AMA, is serenaded by Pot-Pourri



AMA National Conference DinnerAMA Reference

"On behalf of the AMA thank you for the wonderful performance Pot-Pourri provided at the AMA National Conference Dinner. Thank you also for taking the time to personalise the material performed to include relevant issues for doctors and the AMA. The performance was extremely well received with very positive feedback from guests."  AMA  





Australian Pipeline Industry Association

Pot-Pourri at The War Museum"On behalf of the Australian Pipeline Industry Association (APIA) I would like to express our appreciation and admiration for the wonderful performance that Pot Pourri gave at our dinner at the War Memorial in Canberra on the 17th April.

The event was extremely important to us because we were hosting our colleagues from around the world at a Joint Technical Meeting on Pipeline Research. These meetings are held every two years and the host organisation always goes to considerable effort to put on a good show. Our people have always received wonderful hospitality and fine entertainment in the past, and since this was the first such meeting to be held in Australia it meant a great deal to us to be able to impress our guests with something out of the box.

We selected Pot Pourri to provide the entertainment after a wonderful performance that you gave at our annual convention in Hobart in 2002, and we were not disappointed in Canberra.All our APIA people enjoyed the evening enormously, but what meant even more to us was the wonderful reception that our visitors gave to your performance on the night and over the remaining time of the meeting. Everybody was full of praise! The music was extremely appropriate, the singing was beautiful, and the melding into the performance of special material relevant to our industry was the cream on the cake. We noticed in particular how the visitors from countries such as France, Italy, and Germany amongst others appreciated having their own songs that they know and love sung in their own language at an event being held so far from home. They really appreciated being recognised in that way.

So, on behalf of APIA, thank you very much. The next Joint Technical Meeting is going to be held in Milan in 2009, and we Australians have already put in a request for the program to include an event at La Scala. If that does come about, and if it is as good as the entertainment that Pot Pourri gave us in Canberra then we’ll be more than happy."

Leigh Fletcher - APIA"


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