By Robert Harris
Public health statistics mean that it’s not quite the ‘Happy New Year’ for which we’d hoped. Nevertheless, The Galston Concerts are planning musical treats for better times ahead in 2022.
It’s a case of ‘Get ready, get set – Wait’! The concerts team have mapped out a great line-up in five concerts through the year ahead.
The first program, scheduled for a 2pm start Sunday 23 March in Galston Uniting Church, takes on a ‘hopes for the future’ theme with next generation young performers.
An array of piano, organ, strings and trumpet will offer popular Classical sounds before a likely ‘Disney’ finale from members of the North West Wind Ensemble, ‘Award winning’ is the other theme, with all performers being prizewinners in major competitions: the Organ Music Society of Sydney, the Sydney Eisteddfod, Musica Viva’s Strike A Chord awards and the NSW and national band championships.
Other Galston dates for your musical diary are 29 May (the Three’s Company trio of soprano, clarinet and piano), 24 July (Sydney Symphony Principal Harp alumna Louise Johnson), 18 September (Viola Power) and 20 November (the NSW Police Big Band).
Public health trends in coming weeks plus decrees from the government and from Uniting Church head office should allow Galston Uniting and the concerts team to decide sometime late February or early March about the 23 March program going ahead.
The Galston News March issue will provide an update.
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