Gippsland Acoustic Music Club celebrates 40th this Sunday

The Gippsland Acoustic Music Club celebrates its 40th birthday this weekend.

Staff writers

After an accumulation of negative events in the last few years, including the pandemic and various natural disasters for many in local Gippsland communities, a wonderful opportunity to reconnect is coming up with a special family friendly music event and concert which has been organised by the Gippsland Acoustic Music Club to mark its 40th year this Sunday.

“The volunteer club has always fostered and supported local musicians and provided opportunities for the Gippsland community to engage in the joys, challenges and benefits of music making, singing and learning,” president Joan Griffiths said.

“We encourage people of all ages and abilities to get involved.”

The British neurologist and writer Oliver Stacks wrote “music is part of being human. Music can lift us out of depression or move us to tears – it is remedy, a tonic, orange juice to the ear. It has the power to move people, bring people together and produce a sense of collectivity and community.”

This Sunday (June 5), starting at 2pm, the GAMC will host an afternoon of workshops for singing and tunes and a history/memorabilia display.

A concert from 7.30pm will include the Club Ukulele Band, Ukelicious, Gippsapella Singers and the amazing Rambling Roses Trio.

The event has seen very strong interest from members past and present.

“The club and the wider Gippsland music community needs now more than ever opportunities to reconnect and lift our spirits through the power of music,” Ms Griffiths said.

“We have been delighted that we received support from AGL community grants to assist and enable us to arrange and recognise the extensive volunteer efforts of the Club supporting local Gippsland music at a 40th anniversary event.”