Christmas concert aims to save Herdsman Lake Wildlife Centre

WA Classical Guitar Society director Jane Darcey (left) with fellow musicians and WA Gould  League secretary Karen Cullen (far right).
WA Classical Guitar Society director Jane Darcey (left) with fellow musicians and WA Gould League secretary Karen Cullen (far right).

A GROUP of musicians are hoping the magic of music will help save Herdsman Lake Wildlife Centre.

The WA Classical Guitar Society is supporting the WA Gould League in its bid to avoid closure, after the State Government announced $165,000 would be cut from its budget next year.

The society’s orchestra is holding a fundraising Christmas concert at the centre on Sunday, December 2 to assist with the campaign.

Orchestra director Jane Darcey said the guitarists were passionate environmental advocates, who appreciated the value of the centre.

“Much of our program is inspired by nature, reflecting the important influence of nature on the human spirit and creative expression,” she said.

“The Herdsman Lake Wildlife Centre plays a critical role in connecting young people with the environment and the natural world around them, which is essential to preserving wellbeing in our fast-paced modern society.

“Its specialist teachers, with their expertise, vast knowledge and passion, provide visitors – young and old – with a great education that combines science, culture, history and aboriginal knowledge.”

An ensemble of 14 guitarists will play a program of mostly modern Australian music, with folk, jazz and rock influences, in the stunning lake setting.

Tickets cost $25 for adults and $15 for seniors, with children under five free.

Book at www.trybooking.com/ZGOO.