The Batemans Bay Uniting Church was a hive of activity on Sunday 25th March as all the church members buzzed around preparing for the afternoon concert. The church was converted to a concert hall in no time, while the kitchen produced mountains of food to feed the five thousand. The church had decided to hold a Variety Concert with all proceeds going to charity. An impressive $1890 was raised.
Little Annabelle Potts, only four but suffering from a cancer that is incurable in Australia was the recipient of funds to assist with treatment in Mexico, and the drought-stricken farmers of Western Queensland also got funding.
Tathra fires had not happened as the planning was done but a quick decision to have a retiring offering for Tathra raised $570.
From Kay Killick –
Time is running out to prepare yourself for a big afternoon at the Bateman’s Bay Uniting Church, Cnr Catlin Ave & Beach Rd on SUNDAY, MARCH 25 at 2:00 pm.
That’s right the Bateman’s Bay Variety Concert is back bigger and better than ever. The dazzling line up offers something for every one. Richo’s Ragtime Band offers just that – ragtime jazz to get you moving in your seat. As befits a Sunday afternoon the Rusty Pipes will enter the barbershop and sing songs that will soothe the soul. Local actor, Andrew Pond plans to step out of the limelight to do a vocal or two. The Coastal Bootscooters will shake their things and award-winning author Hunter Calder will read from his forthcoming memoirs.
And if that isn’t enough for you, the legendary afternoon tea will provide food for the soul.
A donation of $10 will be gratefully accepted. Proceeds go to 4 yr old Annabelle Potts’ ongoing treatment in Mexico for an inoperable brain tumour, and the fund for struggling farmers at Longreach. And to tie this all together is the familiar face of emcee Kay Killick to ensure nothing gets out of hand. So front up with a happy face and a warm heart – it is guaranteed to be warmer as the afternoon goes on. Enquiries: Kay Killick 4471 7600.
We are in the liturgical year of Matthew. That is why the prescribed Bible readings include the Gospel of Matthew.
St Matthew Passion poster
Bach’s St Matthew Passion
is being performed at 7.30pm on Saturday 5 April 2014, by The Llewellyn Choir (140 voices, as a double choir) and Symphonia (double orchestra), at the Llewellyn Hall, ANU School of Music. Details are here
Johan Sebastian BACH (1685-1750) was a major German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist of the Baroque period. He enriched established German styles through his skill in counterpoint, harmonic and motivic organisation, and the adaptation of rhythms, forms, and textures from abroad, particularly from Italy and France.
Bach’s St Matthew Passion BWV 244 is a sacred oratorio from the Passions written by Johann Sebastian Bach in 1727 for solo voices, double choir and double orchestra, with libretto by Picander (Christian Friedrich Henrici). It sets chapters 26 and 27 of the Gospel of Matthew (in the German translation of Martin Luther) to music, with interspersed chorales and arias. It is widely regarded as one of the masterpieces of classical sacred music.
Loosely Woven is an adhoc troupe of musicians based in Sydney’s Northern Beaches who put together and perform three to four free acoustic shows each year, just for the fun of it! Their April road tour this year culminates in an afternoon concert at Tuggeranong Uniting Church, 1-3 pm. The concert will be a cabaret style of singing and instruments. Entry is free but donations will be gladly received to further the work of Frontier Services and the Leprosy Mission. The program of music presents an eclectic selection that will bring enjoyment to folk of all ages. Further information and a brochure at www.tuc.org.au.
On Joy Sunday (the third Sunday of Advent, the season leading up to Christmas), the joyous Christmas story at Kippax UC was read by Dr Andrew Leigh MP, Member for Fraser, and the stage became filled with characters from the story.
A very Kippax Christmas (story) - Andrew Leigh MP as compere