AVALON BAPTIST CHURCH helps Amnesty International to fight injustice
“ON THE ROAD”
“LOOSELY WOVEN” CONCERT in AVALON
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 Saturday 29th March at 1 pm.
You can enjoy a musical treat and also support human rights by coming .
Wayne Richmond, the leader of the group, is one of the Peninsula’s inspirational leaders in giving live music to the community . Wayne and many of the musicians are Amnesty Members and regularly raise money for Amnesty at Avalon.
In “On the Road” 22 instrumentalists and singers including the wonderful folk singer Sonia Bennett, will bring to Avalon the concert they are taking ‘On the road’ to regional locations such as Canberra, Wingello and Milthorpe.
The program will include highlights from previous concerts and will be the usual eclectic mix including:
‘Chimes of Freedom’, the Bob Dylan song that was used by Amnesty International as part of its 50th Anniversary
- Alistair Hulett’s song ‘Destitution Road’ about the plight of the Scottish poor
- ‘Privatising Power’, the recently deceased John Dengate’s ironic protest about privatization
- the beautiful Annie Lennox song, ‘Universal Child’
- ‘Bogong Ranges’, an original Sonia Bennett song set to Billie Wye’s beautiful homage to a particularly wonderful part of Australia’s bushland
There are also lots of lighter songs including:
- ‘I will follow him’ (from ‘Sister Act’),
- the popular Doris Day duet ‘Everybody Loves a Lover’
- Roy Oribison’s ‘Crying’,
- the magnificent ‘O Happy Day’ (also from ‘Sister Act’)
- Ike & Tina Turner’s ‘Nutbush City Limits’ (be ready to dance!)
- the Bee Gees beautiful ‘First of May’and
- a very unusual arrangement of The Beatles’ song ‘Something’.
Instruments this time will include violin, viola, flute, harp, saxophone, trumpet, glockenspiel, guitars, mandolin, concertina, accordion, melodeon, keyboard and percussion
The concert is free and there will be a free light lunch..Voluntary donations will go to Amnesty International and help people around the world suffering human rights abuse.
Avalon Amnesty International group is at present working on several campaigns. At our concert we will give supporters a chance to sign letters as part of the Amnesty ‘s work – around the world millions send letters on behalf of people who face unjust discrimination, violence, imprisonment and even death.
Free Concert: “On the Road” (Loosely Woven)
Free: light Lunch
Date: Saturday 29th March 1 p.m.
Place: Avalon Baptist Church – 2 George St.
including the wonderful folk singer Sonia Bennett