Benefit concert a boon for Alwyn
A heart-warming afternoon of music and emotional tributes was enjoyed by a capacity audience at the Orange Regional Conservatorium for the Orange Male Voice Choir’s fundraiser for Alwyn Roweth.
Alwyn, a long-time member of the Orange Male Voice Choir was seriously injured on his farm at Errowanbang in April last year.
Although thrown clear of the quad bike he was driving, Alwyn sustained severe injuries and spent many months in Sydney in intensive care and in rehabilitation before returning to Orange for further treatment.
The concert raised almost $6,000 for Alwyn and his wife Gillian, with all proceeds from the entry donations, afternoon tea and an auctioned painting (donated by choir member Denis Bradley) going to the cause
“Audience members dug deep to support the couple and tributes flowed during the afternoon saluting the courage and tenacity of two fine people,” said Choir Vice President David Kennedy.
“Alwyn is working hard to regain some use of his limbs and his wife Gillian hopes that a fully equipped vehicle, which would facilitate loading of his special electric wheelchair, may one day become a possibility. The generosity of those at the concert lays the foundation for Gillian’s vision!”
The fundraising concert presented “Songs from the Shows” with a cavalcade of numbers from Showboat to Chess, performed by the Orange Male Voice Choir combining with Cantar and led respectively by Barry Patterson and Gabe Ray.
The afternoon also featured solo spots by outstanding young singers Vaughan Bienik and Will Munday. Audience members spoke enthusiastically of the program and its quality.