The entertainment for the Saturday night dinner will be provided by Stuart Coats. Stuart will take you through the themes of the conference via song, with some interesting diversions on the way!
Stuart is a distinguished and experienced performer. He first stepped onto stage in 1985 and has been performing ever since. He has worked professionally for many organisations, including New Zealand Opera, Capital E’s National Theatre for Children, Class Act Opera, Operatunity and Stetson Productions. He has written and performed in an award-winning comedy show, entertained thousands of corporate clients and provided voice-overs for many websites and phone systems. Recently he was part of the Freemasons New Zealand Opera Ensemble for the touring productions of Sweeney Todd and The Mikado, and toured schools as the title role in New Zealand Opera’s Don Pasquale. He also created and starred in The Don, a one-man version of Mozart’s Don Giovanni.
Stuart will be accompanied on this musical journey by the multi-talented musician Thomas Nikora.