Australian Boys Choir Concert: postponed from Saturday 19 June
Zoo Doings is an annual joint fundraising concert in our church.
With music by Sherri Porterfield, Ron Nelson, David Hamilton, Dan Walker, Stephen Leek and the boys’ favourite folk songs, singers on stage will include the Tyro, Junior Singer & Cambiata levels of the Institute.
This concert will also feature the Kelly Gang - the ABCI’s outstanding ensemble of teenaged changed voices.
Further details and online bookings at: https://www.australianboyschoir.com.au/blog/zoo-doings/
Servicemen from Auburn Church killed in WW2
As part of the research for the celebration day, 75 Years that Changed the World, we are preparing a booklet telling the stories of the seven servicemen from Auburn Church who did not return from WW2 and who are honoured on the plaque on the south wall. There is uncertainty as to the identity of H Howard and F Watson. If anyone remembers these men, or knows of any descendants, please contact Philip Powell, 0422 312 088.
Edited highlights of a concert, 75 Years that Changed the World, may be available online at a later date.
The Friends of the Auburn Tower Inc. organised this concert on Sunday 2 May to mark (belatedly) the 75th Anniversary of the End of World War 2. Thanks to generous sponsorship by the State Government and the City of Boroondara, this was a free event.
The programme included musical items by Cathedral Brass Quintet; the Melbourne Chamber Choir; and organist Anthony Halliday. The compère was Kenneth Park. Interspersed between the musical items are videotaped presentations by an ex-serviceman, a pre-war refugee and a post-war migrant, together with composer and Boroondara resident George Dreyfus, whose music is featured.
Tower Open Days
The next Tower Open Day will be in the Spring 2021. (21 November - Covid19 restrictions permitting)
Our first public opening of the Tower for 2021 was a twilight affair, from 4pm on Sunday 28 March. The weather was perfect with a colourful sunset and an equinox full moon. 56 visitors climbed the Tower (including 9 children).
Sunday, 13 December 2020, (midday to 4pm). The Friends of the Auburn Tower Inc: auburntowerfriends.org.au held a successful Open Day. Due to COVID restrictions, numbers were limited to 120, and nearly every one of these places was taken up by members of the public keen to see what had been happening behind the scaffolding.
24 November 2019: Between 2pm and 6pm we welcomed over two dozen visitors – all of whom were climbing the Tower for the first time. This coincided with a concert of the combined Victoria Welsh Choir and Geelong Welsh Ladies Choir and, throughout the afternoon, sublime music floated around the Church and foyer and up through the stairwell.
7 April 2019 (2-4pm) when 33 people (23 adults and 10 children) went up the Tower
2 December 2018 (midday-4pm), 34 people went up the Tower
There are also panoramic photos taken from the Tower Viewing Deck on display at the 3rd level of the tower.
Coffee Morning Meetings
The next meeting at 10.15 am on Thursday 2 September 2021 has been postponed until sometime in 2022.
Rev Dr James Donaldson will be the guest speaker at the 7th October meeting.
Coffee Morning Meetings are held 9 times a year on the first Thursday of the month: March-November.