The Shelter concert, an initiative of the Blackheath choir the Heathens, held in Woollahra Sunday 20 August, was a great success. The event raised some thousands of dollars for BMRSG and a percentage of which will be given to Music for Refugees who do wonderful work with detainees in Villawood Detention Centre .

The Sydney Jewish Choral Society and an instrumental trio of world class musicians that consisted of Francesco Celtata, Michael Kruger and Hugh Kruger inspired the audience with the beauty of their music.

Hal Ginges, BMRSG Chairperson, spoke passionately about the vital work that the group does on behalf of refugees and asylum seekers in Sydney and the Blue Mountains and of the need for a more compassionate and humane refugee policy that abides by international human rights treaties.

The organisation of Jewish Women NCJW provided their spacious and light filled hall free for the fundraiser.
Thank you to all those involved for their wonderful and inspiring generosity and musical virtuosity.

Report by Kathie Herbert

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