What to do on New Years Eve?
Rachel writes… “2020 has been a year I’ll be pleased to see the back of. First there were awful, awful bushfires. Skies filled with smoke, animals and trees burning and the loss of so much for so many. Then came the floods. And then came COVID.
The arts community was brought to its’ knees. So many of my friends and colleagues lost huge amounts of work. They have struggled terribly. Through it all, though, I have been so very lucky. With the support of all of YOU I have been able to keep performing to you all. My living room to yours.
So I thought I’d finish the year as I started it – playing Bach. At 11.15 on December 31, I’ll sit and play Bach’s 3rd cello suite. It’s a suite full of joy. Full of hope. Full of energy. And I hope it springs us all into 2021.”
Watch and listen to Rachel play a Bach cello suite, leading up to midnight, then switch over (or look out the window) and watch the fireworks!
This is a free concert. However, if you’d like, feel free to make a donation. At one of the schools she goes to, Rachel teaches class music to a year 5 student who is having violin lessons on a scholarship (but it doesn’t last much longer…). This particular little person has has a really tough start to life – their family has fled to Australia for a better start to life. They are here legally, and starting afresh. But violin lessons are expensive. They cost $30 a week for this family. Perhaps you might consider giving this lovely little young musician part of a lesson in return for Rachel’s Bach, if you are able?
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