Past Gala Concerts

For the past seven years The Rob Guest Endowment Gala Concerts have been lucky enough to have some of Australia’s best performers and creatives involved, and we are deeply thankful to them all for volunteering their time. These include:

Judges

Kellie Dickerson, Jason Coleman, Stuart Maunder, Stephen Oremus, Guy Simpson, Roger Hodgman, Karen Johnson Mortimer, Jon Nicholls, Todd McKenney and Nancye Hayes.

Host

Mr David Campbell, Ms Lucy Durack

Past Winners

Daniel Assetta (2015), Joshua Robson (2014), Samatha Leigh Dodemaide (2013), Glenn Hill (2012), Blake Bowden (2011), Francine Cain (2010), Danielle Matthews (2009)

Past Finalists

2009 – Sarah Bakker, Daniel Belle, Zack Anthony Curran, Ross Hannaford, Laura Page

2010 – Sarah Bakker, Nathan Derrick, Bree Langridge, Simon Brook McLachlan, Drew Weston

2011 – Luigi Lucente, Kirby Lunn, Ashlea Pyke, Gretel Scarlett, Jamie Ward

2012 – Kirby Burgess, Andrew Conaghan, Euan Doidge, Samm Hagen, Allyce Martins

2013 – Angelique Cassimatis, Edward Grey, Elisa Colla, Euan Doidge, Robb Mallett

2014 – Ben Bennett, Andrew Cook, Angela Scundi, Monica Swayne, Karla Tonkich

2015 – Blake Appelqvist, Hilary Cole, Georgina Hopson, Robert McDougall, Ashleigh Rubenach

Past Technical Award Winners

2014 – Isabella Stadler

2015 – Drew Cipollone

Past Musician Award Winners

2014 – Isaac Heyward

2015 – Jack Earle

Guest Artists

Guest Artists have included Jemma Rix, Eddie Perfect, Rhonda Burchmore, Tony Sheldon, Adam Garcia, Lucy Durack, David Harris, Rob Mills, Silvie Paladino, Christie Whelan, Michael Snell, Daniel Koek, Chris Horsey, Lucy Maunder, Esther Hannaford, Alex Rathgeber, Danielle Barnes, Rachael Beck, Tom Burlinson, Mandy Carnie, Michael Cormick, Chloe Dallimore, Amanda Harrison, Mark Hill, Matt Lee, Mathew Robinson, Caroline O’Connor, Anthony Callea, Marina Prior, Peter Cousens, Bobby Fox, Kirby Burgess, Oscar and Joshua Han and Eddie Muliaumaseali’i.

As well as performances from the Australian String Quartet, Les Miserable Choir, Australian Ballet’s Calvin Hannaford & Vivienne Wong and the cast of Chicago, WICKED, Mary Poppins, Rock of Ages, Love Never Dies, South Pacific, Grease, King Kong, The King and I, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, ‘Swing on This’ featuring Michael Falzon, Luke Kennedy, Matt Lee and Ben Mingay, ‘The Tap Pack’ featuring Thomas J Egan, Jordan Pollard, Jesse Rasmussen, Daniel Raso and Nigel Turner-Carroll, cast members from Strictly Ballroom the Musical, the cast of CATS and the cast of Matilda.