Bright Morning Star (Loosely Woven)

1.30pm + 6pm, Saturday 15th December 2018

Loosely Woven
Publicity Material

Poster (PDF, JPG)
Leaflet (PDF - 3up) 

A free, light-hearted, folky, acoustic concert/cabaret . . .

Loosely Woven is a community based group of people who put together and perform two to three new shows each year. Loosely Woven is the main reason Gial and I bought the former Allambie Heights Uniting Church and established Humph Hall in the first place.

'Bright Morning Star' is the third concert for 2018.  There will be 8 performances including two here at Humph Hall.  The concert will feature 19 instrumentalists and singers.

The 'all new' program includes a few Christmas songs:
  • The First Nowell (fabulous 'Renaissance Players' arrangement)
  • Santa Baby (made famous by Marilyn Monroe)
  • Watts's Cradle Hymn (an American carol)
  • Bright Morning Star
  • Auld Lang Syne (but not quite what you are familiar with!)
There are a few of songs which address social injustice and other important issues:
  • The Futures Exchange (Judy Small's powerful song in the name of sustainable development)
  • Song for the ABC (Bernard Carney's song in support of our wonderful national broadcaster)
  • The Climate is a-changin' (our own Alan Clarke has borrowed Bob Dylan's tune to plea his case for action on Climate Change)
Some well known songs:
  • End of the line (Travelling Wilburys)
  • I say a little prayer (Aretha Franklin)
  • Green Grow the Rushes (a very beautiful arrangement)
  • The Galway Girl
  • Pleasant & Delightful
  • a bit of fun with 'The Unfortunate Tale of a Country Chicken'
  • Pass me my hat (an original song by Noema & Katie)
  • Wang Bu Liao (a beautiful and very popular Chinese song
Instruments this time will include violins, flute, saxophone, harp, cello, melodicas, harmonium, accordion, guitars, keyboard and percussion.

"I LOVE being moved by the beautiful and varied song choices, stunning arrangements, the message of the songs and the emotional connection to the songs."

" . . . this fascinating and fun-filled group provided an excellent afternoon of entertainment!"

"Once again a great performance.  I have seen performances by choirs this year and they are not a patch on your concert . . . the quality of the performance was exceptional this year.  I have never met anyone who did not leave one of your concerts without their spirits greatly uplifted."

"Loosely Woven is unique. An amoebic mass of performing musicians, singers and dancers who range from absolute beginners to the classically trained and even boasting a music professor. The group, ranging in age from 20 to 70, ebbs and flows with a constant influx of newcomers, frequent recidivists and a small core of foundation members."

"Loosely Woven groupies never know what the next concert will bring, and that's the way we like it! Keep your eyes peeled for the next one and make a big effort to attend – you won't regret it!" 


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