The Concert planned for Sunday afternoon, 22 October 2023, has been postponed due to circumstances beyond our control. It will now be held in May 2024. Come back for further details.
We need an arts administrator for the Concert - applications are now open, with the closing date extended to Monday 2 October 2023.
In conjunction with the Friends AGM on Thursday 26 October 2023, historian Dr Stella Barber will give an illustrated talk on the topic of the Philanthropy of Sidney Myer, with particular reference to the creation of the Myer Music Bowl. In the Eileen Pawsey Room at Auburn UC at 6pm sharp. No booking required.
Dr Barber joins a distinguished list of annual speakers to have addressed the Friends since its formation.
The next Tower Open event will be held on Sunday afternoon, 12 November 2023. Watch here for booking details.
Keep the date free - Sunday 14 April 2024. The Friends, in association with the Margaret Sutherland Bursary Fund of the Lyceum Club of Melbourne, will present a twilight concert of Dr Sutherland's music in the superb acoustic of Auburn Uniting Church, followed by a reception in the Hall, at which copies of Dr Jillian Graham's recent biography of Sutherland will be available for purchase.
From time to time we'll list other events which might be of interest to the Friends and their friends.
Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Victoria presents In a Persian Garden - Life and Love through the Victorian Lens at St Stephen's Church, 360 Church St Richmond on Saturday 7 October at 2.00pm. Tickets: www.gsov.org.au or 0490 465009.
The auditorium at Auburn Uniting Church is available for recitals, concerts, lectures and presentations. Full details are on the Congregation's website. The auditorium, seating 400, is in the amphitheatre style, with a sloping floor and excellent acoustics and sightlines. The choir and dais accommodate a choir of up to 60, and a small orchestra. Keyboard instruments provided are the original Fincham organ, of three manuals and pedals, and a Kawai KG-1 grand piano. Both are regularly maintained and tuned to concert pitch (A = 440). Another piano, a Rönisch upright grand, is located in the rehearsal/warmup room. Enquiries to email@example.com .
Preview: see an Australian Boys Choir Concert in just 2 minutes.