Dear Music Shoalhaven friends
Last evening, 24 January 2019, at the City of Shoalhaven Australia Day 2019 Awards at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre, our Music Director, Ona Frazier, received a Highly Commended Award for the category, Outstanding Contribution to Arts and Culture.
This year is the first time our Council has included this category. We, on the Music Shoalhaven committee, on your behalf, nominated Ona, so that her continuing work for and love of classical music would be acknowledged by the larger community.
We are so pleased that Ona has been recognised for her years of commitment to classical music in many varieties—especially through our wonderful Music Shoalhaven.
The commendation received by Ona is below. Even though it doesn’t mention Music Shoalhaven, we know that it is due to Ona’s continuing work on our behalf that we have concert after concert, year after year, for our enrichment and pleasure.
Thanks for your continued support of beautiful music in the Shoalhaven.
Outstanding Contribution to Arts & Culture – Highly Commended Ona Frazier.
For more than 30 years Ona has been enriching the lives of others through the art of classical music. A classical opera singer and a tireless advocate for promoting classical music throughout the region. With students from the age of five to ninety-five, Ona’s great love for music has been inspiring. Ona has been involved in working with and fundraising for many community groups including: Shoalhaven Eisteddfods, Shoalhaven Lydian Singers, Albatross Musical Theatre Company, Noah’s Ark, Royal Institute for the Deaf and Blind and Parkinson’s Support Group.