Good news … make that ‘better’ news … recently. Public health stats are improving, with relaxed regulations allowing for a trend back to normal life.
Not quite ‘better’ enough for The Galston Concerts team to confirm their final program for the year. With great regret, the Galston Gala on 21 November has been postponed.
Galston Uniting Church and Uniting Church HQ have decided it will be wiser to ‘clear the decks’ of any public gatherings and prepare for a new armada of concerts in 2022.
Performers postponed from 2021 will be re-scheduled if possible, joined by some ‘new faces, new sounds: maybe the NSW Police Big Band, maybe a tango ensemble.
The Young Performers who were to play the 21 November Gala will certainly return in ’22. These prizewinners at the 2021 Musica Viva Strike A Chord national championship for high school ensembles are top talents deserving their chance to meet new audiences.
If health trends continue to improve the concerts team may consider some ‘music for a summer’s eve’ twilight recitals for smaller audience numbers, as a friendly way to bring us back to live Classical music in The Hills.
The Galston Concerts will also continue their once-a-month newsletters through summer, providing news of other art events taking shape for Hornsby and The Hills in 2022, together with links to virtual concerts and you-tubes available online – a look and listen to option until live concerts return.
To join the audience database phone Elizabeth Garlick at the church office on 9653 2039 or Robert Harris on 0428 248 348.