Il Concerto di Natale The Blue Gem è un evento di beneficenza, iniziata nel 2006 a Sydney dai musicisti Nadia Piave e Matthew Ridley, il cui ricavato andrà in beneficenza diverso ogni anno: quest’anno andrà a Salvation Army Safe House per le persone che hanno sperimentato traffico di esseri umani e la schiavitù, l’unico rifugio nel suo tipo nel NSW.
The Blue Gem Shining Among The Stars
Sunday 9 December 2012 from 6pm
Italian Cultural Centre, The Forum
23 Norton St, Leichhardt
Gastronomia 8.15pm – 10pm
una celebrazione musicale jazzata e piccante all’insegna del cibo che amo mangiare a Natale, narrato da Nadia Piave
Peyman Entezari – a star from afar with a Tar
Pino Scuro – a song so Blue, in Italianoo
Michelle Maria Leonard – who knew?
Gino Pengue and the Lane Cove Public School Senior Guitar Group – they’ve packed a bell or two and will get themselves across the wide water for this concert
Han(d)s On Recorders with Hans-Dieter Michatz, Rhia Parker, Daniel Murphy, and Theo Small – sounds like a smallgoods company, and their instruments look like cabanossis, but their music is the food of love
Mara-Jean Tilly and Pursey – a voice like a river of moonlight that will have us all floating, flying up to the stars…
Rachel Whealy – a mellow cello
Imogen Granwal – a fellow mellow cello
Lukas Maio – an accord with the Blue Gem Horde that will see us never bored
Sally Whitwell – always Good, never Bad, and only ever a little bit Awkward when necessary – always a Mad Rush to hear Sally play!
Evan Harris – mutton chop barbershop and maybe some be bop – oh blow blow thou wunder kind
Brendan Berlach – takes us to the twilight zone, in a mellow tone, with his saxophone…
Kinzey Alexander – providing the ethereal touch…and then a double-shot!
Nicole Thompson – just for the (golden) record, this is the silverest of voices
Zoe Vrachnas – Zoe zooming through zelestial zounds
The Men of LEC (that’s Leichhardt Espresso Chorus) – a brawling, sprawling Australian summertime anthem sung by brawny blokes
Doug Hansell – regret’ll get’cha if you miss his Sutra recitation, it’s True, man!
Emma Stephenson – jazz gem and joie de ‘vraie livre’ (that’s a ‘real book’…)!
Trio Matiz – how can we resist a man called Hernan!
John Martin – piano tunes that come ringing up like Christmas Bells…
Neil Kirkby – Baritone to the stars…
Michael Gioiello – a gem by name and by nature with a voice that holds the tenor of the evening
Raff and Janet Agostino – guitars from Bars and maybe from Mars too
Fuego Blanco Minus Dos – take us to delightful oblivion
Paola Vertechi and Vento Del Sud – a warm change in the weather..
Simon o’Toole – expert exponent of Exo planets
Meta Cohen – awakening the stars with this voice
Fortissimo Choir – blue moons and true tunes like ave verum corpus
Katherine Foster – Christmas bliss with corpus christi carol…
Morgan Merrell – crash, thump, boom…and va va voom taking off at the speed of light, keeping the beat of the Blue Gem night…