A small town embraces us. we love them back.
Seventeen months after the tiny town of Bobin lost most of its homes and its school to bushfires, Endangered Productions was thrilled to present the 'Coffee Cantata' for the community in the School of Arts hall that had been miraculously saved. It was the first performance of the 'Bach to the Bush' tour to rural NSW.
Going to Bobin
The Bobin community is determined to bring their town back after the 2019 bushfires on the NSW mid-north coast. Already the historic Bobin Public School has been rebuilt in record time - just in time for Covid!
We sold out our Bobin show well in advance and then had to search for extra chairs as the Bobin folk kept coming ... The town held a dinner to accompany the 'Coffee Cantata' and 'Peer Gynt' excerpts and the SES had to set up a tent outside the hall because not everyone could fit. Locals apologised for not being able to billet the ED team, but their caravans and tents were already a bit cramped!
We loved performing for the community who've been through so much and they gave us a moving standing ovation. We give them one right back.
"Sensational. Hope to see you all back soon."
Brendan Parker, Musical Director 2BOB Radio 104.7FM
"Thanks to everyone ... It was a night to remember!"
Kim, Vice President, Bobin School Of Arts Hall
"Saw this fabulous show last night at Bobin. A standing ovation."
Manning Regional Art Gallery, Taree
and on to Taree
The second Bach to the Bush performance took place at the Manning Regional Gallery Taree (photos below), where we played to acclaim from another warm North Coast NSW audience.
We, of course, were supposed to go on tour in 2020 but COVID thwarted our plans, like it did for so many others. By the time we were able to perform for them, the floods had swept through these communities. We were very happy to get there at last!
THANKS FOR THE DOUBLE-BOOST DONORS!
The performances were made possible by the Australian Cultural Fund’s 2020 Boost funding program. Boost is designed to assist Australia’s independent artists, small groups and art organisations residing, practising or touring bushfire or drought-affected regions.
Funding had to be matched $ for $, so we called for donations – and we received them! We thank everyone who kindly made a tax-deductible donation.
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