The Winter Soulstice concert was held in June at St Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Rose Bay.
The Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival
The Honeybees at the Kangaroo Valley
Our first gig for 2018 was by invitation of the Gerrigong Music Club. One of their members had seen us perform at the Kiama Jazz Festivaland they were keen to get us along to do a private concert! The concert was held at the Gerrigong Town Hall on a warm summer afternoon to a packed room. Songs included People Get Ready, Peace in the Valley, Let the Fire Burn, I Am Ready, Hallelujah and Didn't it Rain - spookily enough the dry spell broke that very evening!
In May, The Honeybees were invited to perform for the weather segment of Channel 7's Sunrise show. Early on a beautfully crisp winter morning we assembled at Barangaroo to sing live snippets of Didn't it Rain & Oh Happy Day. We were also asked at short notice (10 minutes) to learn and perform The Spice Girl's' classic Wannabe, which was on the back of a tenous link/rumour that they were due to perfrom at the Royal Wedding of Harry & Meghan the following day (they didn't!) You can have a peek at the video here.
Kevin performing Didn't it Rain on Ch7 Sunrise
Early June saw The Bees perfrom at the Ceremony of Remembrance for those wishing to honour and remember the important people in their lives who have died, are dying or are lost to them. This service offered solace through sharing experiences of grief. The Honeybees were an integral part of the event, bringing our own gentle magic to the day.
Our June Winter Soulstice was once again held at St Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Rose Bay. Proceeds from the concert went to Rural Aid Australia.
Towards the end of August we were delighted to perform with Cafe Of The Gate Of Salvation at an event very dear to our hearts - the farewell of Wayside Chapel's outgoing CEO and Pastor Graham Long. Held at the Sydney Masonic Centre, this service also served to welcome new CEO/Pastor Jon Owen. The recently deposed Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull gave a moving speech as did a number of guests, including the Wayside Chairman, Ian Martin.
The Honeybees and The Cafe Of The Gate Of Salvation
Mid-September saw The Bees perform a short set at the Stairwell to Heaven 20th birthday fundraising concert in Glebe. Proceeds of the concert were donated to Elsie's Women's Refuge, Glebe.
The Honeybees performing at the Stairwell to Heaven celebration
Our Summer Concert in 2018 was once againa held at Syney Boys' High School, Moore park. Proceeds from the concert will be donated to Gunawirra Young Aboriginal Mothers Program. Gunawirra is a not-for-profit organisation which provides support for young Aboriginal women and teenagers through the crucial first five years of their child’s life. We sang a number of new songs but highlights included Revelation, Peace be Still, Lift Every Voice & Sing and Bura Fera. The 250 or so strong audience not only provided us with a great atmosphere but thanks to them we were able to raise $6,000.
Our final performance of the year was a Christmas affair on the steps of St Mary's Cathedral for The Lights of Christmas. We did two sets, each of about 6 songs including Oh Happy Day, Revelation (to much applause) Walk in the Light & Glory Manger. After our performance the light show began with an animated Christimas story projected on to the face of the cathedral.
To view other past performances, select a year from the list below: