23rd Annual Glebe Music Festival

The Annual Glebe Music Festival would not happen without the robust support of many individuals and organisations. This year is no exception. David Gaunt, Roger Mackell, Christopher Cyril and all the staff at Gleebooks are gratefully acknowledged for making their bookshop available for the opening concert on Friday 9 November at 7pm (Agostino Duo and Sam Sheumack, guitar). On 28 September, the Murdoch Children's Research Institute (Melbourne) announced the appointment of its next Director, Professor Kathryn North. Kathy, as we know her, is the current incumbent at Margaretta Cottage along with her husband Robert Dowsett, and she is warmly congratulated on her appointment. They are also thanked for their indulgence in hosting Glebe Music Festival concerts over many years. But Saturday 10 November will see them host their last concerts at Margaretta Cottage. We wish them well in their move to Melbourne.

Clover Moore and the Council of the City of Sydney are warmly thanked for allowing the use of Benledi at the Glebe Library free of charge, for a free concert by soprano (Donna Cain), clarinet (Johanna Petsche) and piano (Dorine Tolley) on Thursday 15 November at 7pm (Schubert's The Shepherd on the Rock). And importantly, Hutchings Pianos (www.hutchingspianos.com.au) are gratefully acknowledged for waiving the hire fee for the piano. This is a significant contribution towards the Glebe Music Festival in particular and the community in general. St John's Anglican Church has also agreed to waive hire fees for use of the Record Reign Hall on Saturday 17 November at 2pm for the Accordions Alfresco free concert, in lieu of a voluntary donation.

The staff of Christ Church St Laurence and the sisters of the Good Samaritan Congregational Centre St Scholastica's are thanked for allowing the use of their beautiful buildings for the choral concerts (Bel a cappella and Coro Innominata respectively). Denise Schoupp and FM102.5 are thanked for providing publicity – please listen for the Evgeny Genchev interview at 8.10am Wednesday 14 November. Finally, amongst many individuals, Ted McIntosh (box office) and Edwina Doe (Bulletin) are thanked personally, along with the Glebe Society, the musicians and Sasha Morrow who will be doing a trainee internship assisting the Artistic Director.

Further information at www.glebemusicfestival.com