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Music Relief for Braidwood and Villages

It’s been a tough time for Braidwood and the villages of Mongarlowe, Charleys Forest, Majors Creek, Reidsdale, Araluen and out to Nerriga and Sassafras with severe bushfire destruction and water restrictions. The support from within the communities themselves and also from outside with fresh RFS, SES and international firefighting crews have been tremendous and tiring. In planning the Summer/Autumn Concert Series at St Andrews Anglican Church, we have been overwhelmed with a wonderful selection and also tremendous generosity.

Firstly, one of Australia’s most outstanding contemporary jazz collaborations, a super group comprising Mike Nock, Jonathan Swartz, Julien Wilson and Hamish Stuart has offered to perform in Braidwood for FREE as a gesture of goodwill to our fire-ravaged, water-deprived region and those who have supported the monumental bushfire effort here. They are touring their new album THIS WORLD which has such prescient new works entitled ‘We shall rise again’ and ‘And in the night comes rain’. A collection will be taken up at the end of the concert and all the proceeds will be donated to a nominated Braidwood bushfire fund. They will be performing on Monday 10 February starting at 7pm. First in, best dressed!

Australian born and Italy-based organist, David Chynoweth, who will be performing at St Andrews on Sunday 15 March from 2pm, has also offered 50% of the concert takings to a nominated Braidwood bushfire relief fund.  May we encourage all your readers to come and support these wonderful musicians and their extraordinary generosity.

Organist David Chynoweth

The 2020 Summer/Autumn Concert Series at St Andrews Anglican Church, Braidwood includes:

Monday 10 February 7pm Mike Nock+Jonathan Zwartz+Julien Wilson+Hamish Stuart ’This World’  Donations welcome for bushfire relief
Friday 14 February 8pm Chamber Philharmonia Cologne. Tickets: $40 adults, $35 concessions and $30 students
Sunday 1 March 2pm Maddie Anderson and Grant Roberts. Tickets: $25 adults, $20 concessions
Sunday 15 March 2pm Organist David Chynoweth. Tickets: $25 adults, $20 concessions. 50% proceeds for bushfire relief
Sunday 19 April 2pm Oriana Chorale, ‘Two Worlds’
TBC May 2pm Ben Marston Trio

Readers interested in St Andrews musical programs are encourage to join our mailing list for regular updates: Make a lovely day or evening trip to Braidwood! You’ll be made very welcome.  Tickets can be purchased on the day at the door, cash only.