Plans for the Galston Concerts’ future programs are locking in following the successful return of their live performances in late March.
Sunday 23 May, starting 2pm in the Galston Uniting Church, will see the return by popular demand of the Sydney Balalaika Orchestra, which proved to be a highlight of the concerts in 2019.
The orchestra’s mix of plucked strings, accordion and wind instrument highlights creates a rich sound spectrum of Russian passion and flair, with vocalist Dmitry Kuevda a special feature.
Reduced COVID Plan audience capacity suggests that advanced bookings are welladvised online at www.trybooking.com (search Galston) or by a phone call to 9653 2039 or 0428 248 348 is an option for those who are ‘internet cautious’.
The concerts team, cautious of unpredictable public health statistics, encourage best practice COVID Plan standards to ensure audience safety and comfort.
Future concerts will continue global travels of musical styles, from Germanic Bach and Beethoven in March, to Russia, then to Vienna on 25 July, a mix of Celtic, Latin American and Jazz on 26 September – a great way to ‘travel’ before international airlines regulations relax post-COVID.
As a lead up to the end of year Galston Gala on 21 November, all the programs will maintain their tradition of pre-concert organ preludes, starting 1.30 pm, which present prize-winning young organists playing Galston Uniting’s heritage-listed but superbly restored 1888 pipe organ.
The audience database also receives monthly e-bulletin newsletters that include links to online video performances and news of other Hills and Hornsby district concerts. To join the email database, contact Robert Harris on 0428 248 348