The Administrator's Pleasure Concert 


The Administrator’s Pleasure Concert will be held on Saturday 23 September at the Darwin Entertainment Centre with performances from local and interstate guests, including Gina Jeffreys.

The Top End has immense talent and His Honour the Administrator, Mr Ted Egan AO, showcases this talent in an old fashioned variety concert format that will appeal to every age.

This is the third in an annual series of Administrator’s Pleasure concerts. The first of these gala evenings, held in 2004, raised funds for NT Breast Cancer.

In 2005, the event contributed to the Leukaemia Foundation, and this year’s event aims to benefit Autism NT and their critical work supporting families and carers.

The first half of this year’s concert will include choirs, dance (contemporary Aboriginal dance and a Can Can from the 2006 Eisteddfod prize winning performers), a couple of gentle country numbers, and the ever popular Australian Army Band.

Straight after interval, the audience will enjoy a special première—excerpts from The Administrator’s brand new musical Balls and Chains. Highly talented singers and musicians will showcase songs that have dramatic links to the convict era.

30 children from the Charles Darwin University Centre for Youth Music children’s choirs are performing as convict children. CYM tutor, Alison Tapper, has a leading role and several CDU higher education music students are in the chorus. Kathy Banks, lecturer in vocal studies and Deputy Director of the Centre, is guest artistic director of the excerpts.

Gina Jeffreys and her husband Rod McCormack, renowned performers on the Australian country music scene and winners of numerous Golden Guitars, will also take to the stage in the second half.

Finally, the finale with those perennial favourites The Territory Song and I am Australian.

For more information visit