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'Wonderland by Night' played for Bob


Bob has travelled around Australia, but it was in a Wollongong cafe surrounded by friends almost 60 years ago that he heard the song that would quickly become his favourite. As you get older and lose touch with friends, it’s special musical memories like Bob’s that keep you connected to your past. Head back to that cafe in 1961 with Bob in this episode of Anglicare Southern Queensland’s ‘By Request’, as he hears an incredible performance from a surprise award-winning folk, pop, soprano superstar and St Aidan’s Anglican Girls School alumna

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‘By Request’ celebrates the transformative power of music. Everyday Queenslanders living in aged-care homes are given the chance to share the story behind their special song, giving us a glimpse into the lives they have lived in their own words.
This year, as COVID-19 separates many of us physically, ‘By Request’ celebrates the ways that songs can connect us all. As the stories unfold, we explore music’s ability to heal, provide joy and evoke memories. Warm your heart with these special stories, and share in the surprise as special musical guests give the gift of song to our aged-care residents.

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