Thursday, December 12th | 6:30 am - 8:30 am
More details coming soon.
- Interview with Patrice Topoki including a musical performance
- Chasing your dreams
- The qualities it takes to never give up
- Christmas Shopping Market - we want to attract enough quality trade tables/stalls so that guests can do their Xmas shopping at the event
- A chance to give back to the community
- Giving tree - details TBC by Kaitlyn Aikers
- Early call out for trade tables
- Early call out for raffle prizes
Patrice Tipoki has enjoyed a career in the entertainment industry from a young age. Her rich history of music and culture stems from her Maori/ Irish background. Growing up in a musical family, performing was what they did. Since then Patrice went on to do her first professional musical when she was 7 (The King & I), to be one of the youngest graduates from the Music Theatre course at WAAPA (Western Academy of Performing Arts) and to play lead roles in some of the most successful musicals in the world. Patrice was asked by Sir Cameron Mackintosh to play Fantine in his new production of Les Miserables. She performed this role around Australia, Singapore, Dubai and on the West End in London. Patrice was also nominated for a Helpmann Award for her portrayal as Fantine. Other musical credits include Nala in Disney’s The Lion King, alternating the role of Elphaba in Wicked, and Belle in Beauty and the Beast.
Patrice also loves recording and has released a few singles including “Christmas All Year Long”, “Son of God” from internationally acclaimed pianist Paul Cardall’s album “A New Creation” and her debut album “A Musical Heart” which was released to rave reviews and topped the iTunes Charts. Patrice was signed to Sony BMG as a part of Girlband who also released the singles “Party Girl” and “Electric”, toured Australia supporting the Rogue Traders and had their own TV show and clothing range.
Patrice was blessed to perform as a soloist with the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square, formerly known as the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Her collaboration with Paul Cardall has just been acknowledged by the Gospel Music Association in the US when it was included on his award-winning album, “Christmas” and won Best Instrumental Album.
When Patrice isn’t on tour, she’s based in Queensland, Australia and also loves being a wife and a mother of 4.