Digital donation aids concert

By Ashleigh Fielding | posted on June 17, 2019

A CONCERT will be held at Albany’s Oceans Church next week to raise money for YouthCARE school chaplaincy programs in the region.

Albany City Wind Ensemble will join forces with AboutFACE Youth Choir for the family-friendly event A Concert for Chappy featuring a highly-varied program.

From the soundtrack of Shrek to Lord of the Dance, to children’s fables and pieces from the Glenn Miller Big Band, music director Sue Findlay promises there will be something for everyone.

She said the addition of a brand-new instrument would take the performance to another level.

“We’re usually locked into venues with grand pianos for our concerts,” Ms Findlay explained.

“Particularly if we want a soloist to perform.

“This new digital piano will make such a difference and the great thing about it being based at Oceans Church is that other community groups can use it too.”

The new digital grand piano is a gift from Albany accountancy firm Lincolns, who had the instrument in storage.

Lincolns partner Craig Anderson was happy to see the piano go to community use.

“It’s better than it sitting and collecting dust!” he laughed.

Ms Findlay said tickets to the June 22 concert commencing at 7.30pm would include a light supper, and proceeds would go to YouthCARE Albany programs.

Adults are $22, concession $18, children aged six to 17 $8, and children under five are free.

Tickets are available at the door or online via