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Thank you to everyone involved in The Gift of Music.

Check out some great photos!

ONE DAY TO GO!! Make sure you get your tickets.

We have sent out the final letter to all The Gift of Music Performers with information for next week.

You can see it below.

A big thank you to Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for donating a two adult return Skyrail experience to The Gift of Music for us to auction during one of the evening performances.

Further support is being given freely by

Krishna Kitchen NQ

Will be providing the food for both events.

Please check them out on Facebook.

Tickets are now on SALE!

Click here to purchase your tickets.

The Gift of Music is Fast Approaching!


The Gift of Music is fast approaching and is promising to be an outstanding showcase of music and community solidary. We have had a great response from the extended community regarding our concert at the TANKS Arts Centre. In the lead up to this event, we will be doing our very best to keep you informed through our website and emails.

Below is a list of groups which are performing at the two Gift of Music concerts.


This is not the final order of the evenings.

Wednesday Night:

Cairns Brass No.1

St Andrew’s Catholic College Concert Band

St Andrew’s Catholic College Jazz Band

St Andrew’s Catholic College Percussion Ensemble

Holy Cross School Children’s Choir

St Augustine's  College Percussion Ensemble

Cairns Chamber Ensemble

Drum Mugendai

Cairns Flute Ensemble

Cairns Youth Orchestra No.1

Cairns Youth Orchestra No.2

Thursday Night:

Cairns Choral Society

St Monica's College Jazz Band

St Monica's College Senior Choir

St Monica's College Bella Voce

St Monica's College Handbell Choir

St Andrew's Catholic College Tuba Consort

St Augustine's College Choir

Far Northern Brass

Cairns RSL Pipes and Drums

Joint Choirs of St Monica's and St Augustine's

The Gift of Music 2017


We are proud to announce that The Gift of Music 2017 Concert Series will be on the evenings of August 9 & 10 2017. Please find below and Expression of Interest form to be involved and more information about the Concert Series.

Delivery to Batase Village in Nepal!


At last, we made it to Batase Village and were able to spend time distributing the many socks that were donated by St Andrew’s Catholic College.

As soon as we arrived we started the distribution and so it continued in to the night as more people arrived from the village and beyond. We were treated to songs and laughter and a friendly ‘Namaste’ from everyone we met.

 As we had been given extra baggage allowance from Silk Air, we took the opportunity to help FHC further by carrying many donated clothing, shoes, blankets, beanies and underwear for the Hostel families.

As you can see from the pictures, we were able to help not only the hostel families, but your kindness and donations reached much further to the rest of the village, Batase School and also the outlying villages.

Thanks so much to everyone who contributed in any way towards this appeal, it has made such an impact in the lives of the people over in Batase, not only in the gifts that they received but more so in knowing that they have friends around the world who care a lot about them and want to help.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

The donations do not need to stop here! There is another consignment being organised around Christmas time by the friends of FHC, and all donations are gratefully received. We are continuing to take donations of socks, but also ask for items of ‘good quality’ clothing that will last the test of weather and conditions.

Thank you all again for everything. I am overwhelmed by your generosity and kindness.

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