MUSIC AND SONG IN AVALON
“ CHIMES OF FREEDOM”
free ‘LOOSELY WOVEN CONCERT
to bring joy and also to help others
Avalon Group of Amnesty International
Led by charismatic and talented Wayne Richmond, this acoustic group will give the community a feast of music at the 5th May concert in Avalon. This is the first new concert for 2013 and is called “Chimes of Freedom” after the song and album released by Bob Dylan last year honouring 50 years of Amnesty International’s work.
This concert will raise your spirits, and arouse your emotions, and provoke your thoughts! Always an eclectic mix, the program includes some great songs about justice as well as light hearted songs
Hear these great songs:
- an original song called ‘Life’s Savings’ which angrily addresses the shameful way we treat people seeking refuge in our country,
- Eric Bogle’s powerful anti-war song ‘All the fine young men’,
- Kavisha Mazzella’s ‘Love & Justice’ anthem,
- Alistair Hulett’s song ‘Destitution Road’ about the plight of the Scottish poor and
- Chris Wheeler’s song ‘Woomera’ bemoaning the fate of Australia’s original inhabitants.
Light – hearted songs are always included :
- Linda Rondstadt’s ‘When will I be loved?’, ‘
- I will follow him’ from Sister Act, ‘
- Button up your overcoat’,
- John Farnham’s ‘You’re the voice’ and
- a beautiful arrangement of The Beatles’ song ‘Blackbird’.
Instruments this time will include flutes, harp, clarinets, saxophones, recorders, violin, guitars, mandolin, concertinas, accordion, keyboard and percussion.
These musicians believe music should be free, but they are also about helping others. They are famous in this area for the generosity with which they raise money for Amnesty International at this venue and at their own venue Humph Hall.. Voluntary donations at this concert will go to help Avalon Group of Amnesty International in its work on various campaigns – Women’s Rights, Refugee issues, Indigenous Rights, Prisoners of Conscience, and against Child trafficking and executions.
There will be petitions to sign for those who wish to do so.
Afternoon tea is also free!
Place: Avalon Baptist Church 2 George St.
Time: 4 p.m.
Day: Sunday 5th MAY
Donations: Avalon Group of Amnesty Int.Aust.
Info: Kath Moody 9918 2502
(Sec. Avalon Amnesty International )
(Social Justice Co-ordinator Avalon Baptist Church)