Mary Camphuis said she gets a sign when she hits the mark during a performance.
"Sometimes I can feel the hair on the back of my neck stand up and when I feel that I know I'm delivering the song properly," she said. "But, to me, I have to convince myself."
Mary hit the mark in the 2018 Taree Arts Council production of Les Misérables in the role of Fantine. It was the third time Mary had appeared in a Taree Arts Council production, with previous performances as Kim in 2010's Miss Saigon and Mrs Corry in 2015's Mary Poppins.
Christmas carols are her current focus as she prepares to hit the mark at the Coopernook Carols in the Park on December 14. She is the featured performer with the Club Taree Community Band.
"For me singing takes me to another world. When I'm singing all the problems are left behind and I am in a world at peace.
"Music is just beautiful. You touch someone's soul when you're singing."
The annual Carols in the Park is the largest Coopernook community event and organisers describe it as a "traditional, family-friendly, community-based Christmas celebration."
The free event begins at 6.30pm at Coopernook Park in Macquarie Street, and will feature a nativity scene, a visit from Santa, raffles, and there will be a sausage sizzle. People are encouraged to bring their own chairs or picnic blanket.
The winner of Coopernook's Best Decorated House Lights competition will also be announced.
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