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Music By The Sea – Celebration

Story: Donna Phillips
Published On : May 27, 2024
Music By the Sea – Celebration
Do you remember the cheerful 80’s hit song Celebration? With lyrics like, ‘Yahoo! It’s time to come together, let’s all celebrate and have a good time,” – it’s a great analogy for the upcoming gala event, ‘Music By The Sea - Celebration!’ on Sunday, 16 June.

In its heyday, Celebration the song was touted to transcend time and cultures, bringing people together in joy and harmony. Similarly, ‘Celebration!’ the gala (perhaps we could even call it a mini-festival with time out to have a nosh at a local) will bring nine top multicultural acts (all favourites of a loyal MBTS audience) to Sandgate.

How did this grand idea emerge? Enter genius Philip Griffin, Shanasheel Arabic Classical Music group. Philip says: “Zoli Mauritz’s programming of Music By The Sea was so wide-ranging, and his passion and support for music and musicians was so evident to everyone who played in his legendary series, that when he decided to step down and the concerts came to an end, it was imperative that, in some way, Zoli’s achievements were recognised and celebrated by the community and by the musicians that he had supported over the years.

“I decided to stage this concert at Sandgate Town Hall on Sunday, 16 June at 4pm and invited a broad cross-section of artists from classical guitarist Karin Schaupp, to Didjeribone adventurer Tjupurru, from iconic Sandgate musician Sarah Hopkins to the high energy Irish sounds of Sásta, with singer-songwriter Kavisha Mazzella, Arabic classical music from Shanasheel, world music trio Gosti, and classical virtuosi Joe Chindamo and Myee Clohessy on piano and violin respectively.

“Everyone is very much looking forward to giving Zoli a huge thank-you present and we sincerely hope that people will book early and make this a sell-out concert.”

Final note: Yahoo!

Music By the Sea - Celebration!
Sunday, 16 June, 4pm-9pm
Sandgate Town Hall