THE Swoon twilight concert series at Holy Trinity Church is coming to an end after nine concerts.
Organiser Margaret Balsom is determined to go out with a bang, with one last ‘Superswoon’ at 6pm tonight, showcasing local singers and musicians.
The Swoon twilight concerts have raised more than $10,000 over the past four years to help restore the bell tower at Holy Trinity, but for Mrs Balsom the rewards have also occurred on a personal level.
“I’ve had a great interest in the bells and the restoration and I am glad to have played a part in making that happen,” she said.
“But I’m also pleased to have been able to give musicians an opportunity to play, especially young people, the audience loved hearing them perform,” she said.
Tonight’s concert will features several original performers, along with some new faces, as well as a bell ringing from 5.30pm.
Performers include David Shaw on flute with Craig Wattam on piano, percussionist Rocky Rochelli and Ray Campbell on bass, pianists Angela Hodgkins, Meriel Owen and Pauline Arnold.
There will also be instrumentalists such as Dennis Dorwick on the Chinese flute, Miles Diment-Smith on trombone, violinist Jessica Wright and flautist Emma Armstrong, while Margaret Balsom and Bryce Furner will sing solo pieces and local a cappella group ‘Good Companye’ will perform.
Tickets cost $15 for adults, $10 for concession and $30 for a family, which includes tastings of Toogoolah Wines and Willis entrees, and are available from Book City in Summer Street, Impressions in the Orange Arcade or at the door.