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Credo for the people

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Composer, arts activist, and founder of Pianos for the People, Yantra de Vilder, is bringing a free concert –  CREDO, a multi-arts performance – to Kohinur Hall on Saturday, 17 Ferbruary.

With over 15 members of The Central Coast and Northern Rivers Ephemera Choir, CREDO is an inspiring manifesto of freedom, a unique production of storytelling through music and a multi-disciplinary artist’s eye.

Composed and created by Yantra de Vilder, CREDO expands and develops award-winning music, art, and films from a film festival audience into a dynamic theatrical event.

Immersed in stunning film visuals, this multi-arts manifesto was written during lockdown and the Northern Rivers floods.

‘Credo means ‘to believe’ – to believe in the power of arts and culture holding the space for a brave new world. I believe music and the arts have the power to lift our spirits. I believe they are essential services. I believe in a brave new world where we rise up for creativity and humanity,’ says Yantra de Vilder.

A love of music and the environment led de Vilder to start the community-based initiative Pianos for the People, and she brought a pre-loved grand piano to The Aquarius Festival. ‘Pianos are reinvented trees’, says de Vilder who is returning to the rainbow region after experiencing the power of music and the arts during her involvement to save the forests with the Terania Creek protests in 1979.

In November 2022 as Founder of Pianos for The People, Yantra de Vilder, with the help of her patron, David Helfgott, delivered 12 pre-loved pianos to flood-affected families and public spaces in the Northern Rivers.

May 2023 marked the arrival of six more recycled pianos to Northern Rivers destinations, including The Paddock in Mullumbimby, The Village in Byron Bay and The Church of Aquarius in Nimbin.

This concert of Credo celebrates the launch of the Pianos for the People at Kohinur Hall.

Free concert for the community on Saturday, 17 February from 5.30pm, performance from 7.30pm.

Food and beverages available for purchase from 5.30pm (cash only). The garden will have lights and fire pits.

The venue has chairs, please bring a cushion or blanket if you would like more comfort. Children are welcome, however with respect for the performance, must be taken outside if unsettled or noisy.

More information www.yantra.com.au.

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