Music to their ears


Rohan Smith | North Shore Times | Friday, July 27, 2012

NORTH shore talent converged on Chatswood this month for The Annual Mandarin Centre Talent Quest grand final.

Andrea Morris (left) and Rachel Schmaltz (right) with senior talent winners AcroGym
members, Shannon Marstaeller and Joseph Raso.

The event showcased talent from performers aged 5 to 18 years over four days between July 9-13.

Two professional judges were on the panel each day and awards were handed out for first, second and third place in both junior and senior categories.

Beau Cregan, 12, performed a Michael Jackson routine and took home the junior grand final prize while vocalist Joseph Raso, 17, was named the best senior performer.

Susie Smither from the Mandarin Centre helped put this year’s event together and said interest was especially high and the standard was excellent.

‘‘We’re always inundated with great talent and this year was no exception.’’ Auditions are held each year for the talent quest before eight acts are selected for junior and senior age groups.

Mandarin Centre manager Andrea Morris (back) and professional judge Rachel
Schmaltz (right) with junior talents winners Cody, Sophie, Sienna Henderson, Beau Cregan.

Mrs Smither said she was proud of what the centre was achieving.