We finished the year with a concert performed in the church. Our harp and violin students impressed us with what they had learnt this year, along with some Christmas favourites. A highlight was our current volunteer, Jennifer Beckner, accompanying them with her oboe. She led Gabriel’s Oboe, a piece written for The Mission, a film about a Jesuit missionary among the Guarani people.
We were very grateful to have an oboe donated a couple of years ago, and are finally able to put it to use in Santa Maria with Jennifer teaching Gustavo (seen here playing the viola on the far right). He has proven his dedication and capability and we hope with a year’s tuition from Jennifer he will have a solid basis to continue practising by himself.