SANCTUARY REFUGEE FUND RAISING CONCERT | 22 APRIL at 2.30 pm MEMORIAL HALL BELLINGEN NSW
A CONCERT NOT TO BE MISSED AND FOR SUCH A GREAT CAUSE
The Sanctuary Helfgott Anniversary Concert will be held on Sunday, April 22nd at the Bellingen Memorial Hall, starting at 2.30pm.
This wonderful event will celebrate 30 years of Sanctuaryâ s work with refugees from all backgrounds.
Renowned international concert pianist DAVID HELFGOTT (of â~Shineâ fame) will be performing the classics, after recent sell-out concerts in Europe. David will be joined by Rosabella Stephen, trombonist, playing Rachmaninoff's 'Vocalize'.
Syrian musician Ali Eibo, former refugee, will perform the beautiful music of his homeland on the tanbur, a classic instrument of the Middle East area.
After the concert everybody is invited to join David and Ali for fine wine and delicious food, all included. There are also fantastic raffle prizes on offer.
Tickets are $65 online booking https://www.stickytickets.com.au/65756/ or ph.: 66522127
Sanctuary is multi-award winning, independent registered charity which began in Coffs Harbour in April 1988, and was set up to sponsor, welcome and assist refugees with all aspects of settlement into their new community. (See www.sanctuaryaustraliafoundation.org.au)
Since then, Sanctuary has inspired and initiated 10 Sanctuary groups across the nation, all following their successful model, and settled over 3,000 refugees from many war-torn areas of the world, both nationwide and locally. Based on their work, the government formally made Coffs Harbour a contract area for refugee settlement in 2002, as it continues today.
As an independent registered charity, Sanctuary continue to run solely on the generosity of volunteers, donors, business and small private grants, and receives no government funding.
PARIS BOOKINGS FOR 27 OCTOBER NOW OPEN | 13 February 2018
Exciting news that David Helfgott is returning to Paris to perform the Rachmaninov Third Piano Concerto for duo pianos with Rhodri Clarke at the fabulous theatre La Seine Musicale. This is a very exciting duo concerto and do hope you will join them on this occasion.
ACADEMY AWARD WINNING ACTOR GEOFFREY RUSH - IN ADMIRATION | 1 DECEMBER 2017
There have been allegations in the Australian newspapers about "inappropiate behaviour" by Geoffrey Rush and below are our thoughts.
David and I are appalled at the Sydney Theatre Company's handling of an inappropriate behaviour complaint made about Geoffrey Rush. His accuser remains nameless and the STC refuses to elaborate as to what the complaint contains to him or his lawyers.
If we allow the denigration of people's characters to occur without any facts being presented, one fears for the future of our nation. Let us hold to our law of innocent until proven guilty.
David and I reaffirm our great admiration of Geoffrey's integrity and dedication to his craft, and our boundless gratitude to him for his sensitive and brilliant portrayal of David in Shine. His empathy towards David since 1990 has never wavered.
MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE 28th APRIL 2018 NOW ON SALE | 28 APRIL 2018 7.30 PM
David is delighted to be returning to the Melbourne Recital Centre for his concert on 28th April and we are happy to inform all those enquiring about tickets that
they are now available at the link below.
The link is www.melbournerecital.com.au
HELLO I AM DAVID | WORLD WIDE ON NETFLIX NOW
David Helfgott returns to screens on NETFLIX with HELLO I AM DAVID, a very moving film of his life on concert tour with the Rachmaninov Third Piano concerto.
This is a very touching, funny and uplifting film and a wonderfully sincere portrait of the pianist and catches his irresistible personality and his music. Not to be missed.
Check his tour schedule for performances in Europe and UK in 2017 of this wonderful concerto on duo pianos where the full beauty of the piano score shines through.
HEFGOTT'S FINEST PLAYING | 16 November 2013
HELFGOTT TRIUMPHS AT CHATSWOOD CONCERT HALL, SYDNEY
David Helfgott's performance on Friday 15 November, at the beautiful Concourse Concert Hall was a musical triumph. To the largest audience ever in the venue, his playing electrified those attending and the resulting applause and cheering did justice to the extraordinary performance.
Audience members said they had never experienced such passionate playing and adulation before at a classical concert.
A REVIEW FROM SOUTH AFRICA | 9 October 2013
I just wanted to write and let you know that we were honoured to be a part of the audience at David's Johannesburg concert. Over the years I have seen many of the world's greatest artists - but this was simply the most memorable, haunting and hypnotic performance I have ever witnessed. Just one man and a piano. David seems to be able to pull those bottom notes from the centre of the earth - and fill the room with a cascade of notes like an endless waterfall. Never before have I seen or heard those pieces played with so much individuality and passion. We were seated in row D - so very close, and indeed privileged to see firsthand, this amazing relationship!
I just wanted you to know - and to please thank David from us for sharing his unique talent one more time here in South Africa.
Best to you both always,