Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you…
The film music journey that ‘Take One’ began in October 2018 continues through some of the most intense tales of fallen heroes that have been witnessed on stage and screen, including ‘The Phantom Menace’, ‘The Two Towers’, ‘The Godfather’ and ‘One-Winged Angel’. To better serve this purpose, we are moving from The Tramsheds to Balmain Town Hall and joining forces with a choir to fully embrace the power and tragedy in this music. This move does cost us more but is one we believe audiences will appreciate and so we are asking for your help.
Operating as a not-for-profit organisation (NFP) with the sole purpose of bringing quality (and often lesser-heard) film and game music to the public, we rely solely upon the continued interest and generosity of our audiences to continue functioning.
Our first two concerts have completely sold out (including standing room) which proved the need to make the move to a larger venue.
As we move forward, the orchestra is also looking to secure quality percussion instruments for Innocence and Corruption and future concerts, especially given how critical the percussion section is to creating the intensity and drama in this music. A quality drumkit is a necessary investment and any remaining funds will be put towards specialised equipment such as bodhrans and other auxiliary percussion which are frequently called upon in film and game repertoire.
$3000 in donations will allow us to completely cover venue and percussion hire for the concert and begin investing in our own percussion resources. This, in turn, allows a larger audience to discover the quality music that we are bringing to Sydney audiences off the screen and into the concert hall for the thrill of live performance. This music brings people together through memories and shared experience. We invite you to be part of the shared experience that will bring this music to other people too. The support of all donors will be gratefully acknowledged in the program and on our website.