THE ‘ VILLE IS ALIVE WITH THE SOUND OF MUSIC
AUSTRALIAN Festival of Chamber Music organisers are gearing up for the biggest and best event yet.
The popular festival will officially begin on Friday with thousands of people expected to travel from all over the country to attend the numerous concerts during the jam- packed program.
To celebrate the festival’s 25- year anniversary, families are encouraged to throw down a picnic rug and join in the Anniversary Celebration Concert: The 1812 on Sunday. The free event will see crowds fill out Queens Gardens to hear musicians Amy Dickson, Cheryl Barker, Rainer Hersch and the Australian Brass Quintet and Camerata of St John’s.
Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill was looking forward to the significant North Queensland event.
“The AFCM is a signature festival on the city’s events calendar and Towns- ville City Council is pleased to be presenting this free concert in Queens Gardens in the festival’s 25th year,” Cr Hill said. “We hope everyone comes down to enjoy the high calibre of local, national and international chamber musicians with our beautiful Queens Gardens as the backdrop.”
Townsville’s popular 1RAR band willll entertain crowds alongside the Barrier Reef Orchestra and premier AFCM artists. The concert begins at 3pm in Queens Gardens.
For more information on the Australian Festival of Chamber Music and the full program, visit afcm.com.au
SOAKING IT UP: Rachael and Richard
White with Zach, 4, Henry, 2, Thomas,Thom homas, 10, and Caden, 9, and ( right) ht) Helen and Bart Bartulovich
with Amali, 5, and Milla, 10.