Hope, Harmony and helping hands from the ashes – Top musicians performing for fire relief

St Matthews Albury will always be associated with fire and recovery since its destruction and re-building 30 years ago.

On Sunday 16th February at 2.30 pm St Matthews will ring out in a concert of hope and solidarity to help re-build the fences that burnt down in fire affected communities.

Australian opera’s favourite mezzo soprano, Sally-Ann Russell, and some of her friends from the concert stages of Melbourne will join local musicians under the leadership of violinist Kaori Sparks in a tribute to the communities banding together to re-build and support each other in times of crisis.

Entry will be by donation with all proceeds going immediately to the Wodonga Belvoir Rotary Project rebuilding fences to assist in the area around Corryong and the alpine region.

Former conservatorium head and award winning composer, John Ross will join his son, guitarist James Ross to perform water music composed on the theme of the construction of the Albury Weir, and local Oboist Scott Marshall will lead a meditation on the damaged lives and properties in the performance of the famous Gabriel’s Oboe from ‘The Mission’.

Violinist Damien Jones and Cellist Katriona Byles will also be performing among many other wonderful talents. The concert is also supported by Cofield Wines representing the many local wineries who have been affected through the fire and its knock on affect to tourism.

The concert Harmony for a Helping Hand will be compered by ABC’s Gaye Pattison. Please try to support this important event.


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