Retirement Villages and Communities
Verity and Mike volunteer their entertainment services free of charge to local retirement villages and communities including seniors clubs and other venues which provide daytime entertainment for seniors. 'Songs from the Show' are very suitable for these venues because most Australian retirees have lived through the heyday of the artists we review and instantly relate to the songs.
In a show preview of A Portrait of Matt Monro at Tuggeranong Seniors, Canberra, Australia on 14 July 2015, a lady in the audience who had seen a live performance of Matt Monro at Twin Towns RSL in 1984, his very last show in Australia (Matt made 16 visits to Australia) was very moved by Softly As I leave You. Later she explained she had not realised until then just how sick Matt must have been at the time. This spoke very strongly of the lady's emotional connection with the original performance (as well as Matt’s professionalism).
Verity and Mike are both registered in relation to working with vulnerable people.
Songs from the Show: A Portrait of Matt Monro by Michael Whittaker, performed with limited production at Tuggeranong Seniors, Canberra, Australia on 14 July 2015
An 'out-of-town-run-through' of Magic Moments of Perry Como by Michael Whittaker, featuring Michael's guest 'Verity', performed at a combined (Ginninderra, Hall, Gungahlin, Aurora Gungahlin) Rotary International dinner at Raiders Belconnen, Kippax, on 20 September 2016
Songs from the Show: Magic Moments of Perry Como by Michael Whittaker, performed with limited production at IRT Kangara Waters seniors community, Belconnen, on 6 September 2016