LOOSELY WOVEN joins with AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
FREE CHRISTMAS CONCERT in AVALON – SUNDAY 10th Dec. 4 p.m.
The local music group “LOOSELY WOVEN”, led by Wayne Richmond, will be giving a free community concert in Avalon Baptist Church (2 George St.) on Sunday 10th Dec. at 4 p.m
Wayne Richmond, the leader of the group, is one of the Peninsula’s inspirational leaders in giving live music to the community . The group will include 21 instrumentalists and singers. Wayne and his musicians have been contributing to Amnesty’s great work for more than 20 years and helping those who suffer injustice ,unfair imprisonment , torture, execution and other human rights abuse. At the last concert held in August Wayne received an award from Amnesty International for his wonderful work!
Christmas-related items include:
- Silent Night (a rather different but very beautiful arrangement)
- A Babe is Born (ditto)
- Bring a torch
- A La Nanita Nana (Spanish)
Australian songs include:
- Wind Harps (Fay White)
- Meet me there (Rachel Collis)
- Oscar’s Song (Maria Dunn)
Well known items include:
- River (Joni Mitchell)
- Greatest Love of All (Whitney Houston)
- Brand New Key (Melanie)
- These boots are made for walking’ (Nancy Sinatra)
- Bless this House (Perry Como version)
- Heart like a wheel (Linda Ronstadt)
- Through the long night (Billy Joel)
- Act Naturally (Ringo Starr)
Instruments this time include violin, viola, cello, flute, saxophones, recorder, harp, concertina, melodica, glockenspiel, guitars, keyboard and percussion.
Some comments on previous concerts from reviewer Paul Cruise:
“Loosely Woven again demonstrated their uncanny ability to encompass the gamut of human experience in a single performance.
Leader Wayne Richmond and his talented crew took their audience to many places – some enchanting, some disturbing, some hilarious, some mournful; I felt I’d been given a grand tour of my own heart. What more could you ask of a night out? “* .
. Loosely Woven encourage audience participation in their concerts which are always lots of fun, and you can enjoy a musical treat and also support human rights by coming because voluntary donations will go to Amnesty International
Avalon Amnesty International group works for the rights of:-
refugees and asylum seekers; indigenous people, many victims of unjust treatment; those at risk of torture and execution;and to gain human rights for disadvantaged people all over the world. This year have been working hard to change the prison incarceration of children as young as 10 years old. At the concert we will have petitions for the Write for Rights campaign which tries to prevent injustice in many countries..
Free Concert: “RIVER” (Loosely Woven)
Free: afternoon tea
Date: Sunday 10 DEC. 4p.m.
Place: Avalon Baptist Church – 2 George St.
Voluntary Donations: Avalon Amnesty International Group