BENDIGO singer Rebecca Moore will return home to sing the national anthem at this weekend’s Golden Mile race day.
Ms Moore performed her first show in Bendigo when she was four years old and has been gracing Australian stages since moving to Melbourne in 2006, with a lead role in musical comedy Motherhood among her successes.
Now she is looking forward to Saturday’s performance and said it was an honour to be selected.
“Singing the national anthem is a nice way to start performing and I love telling stories through song and communicating to people through acting,” she said.
“I love race days and it’s beautiful to come home and have a show in your home town – I’m not nervous, it’s just super fun.”
She was recommended for the role by fellow singer Adam Lyon.
The future is bright for the Bendigo performer, who now teaches singing at Arts Collective and is looking forward to a part in Like Love at the Melbourne Cabaret Festival.
“There are definitely peaks and troughs in this job and there is quite a lot of rejection but you have those fantastic moments as well that keep you going,” Rebecca said.
“I figure, with the current job climate, any career path is going to be difficult so you might as well do something you love.”
Ms Moore said the opportunities in Bendigo had allowed her to pursue her theatre dream and encouraged others to join a choir or get involved in performance.
She will take to the stage at 1.40pm on Saturday, preceding the Yalumba Golden Mile.