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Memorial concert

David had no formal funeral; he wanted a concert instead. This programme was planned by him in his last few weeks.

A huge thank you to everyone who was there, especially the musicians for fulfilling David's wishes so completely, and everyone at the Church for hosting and organising it. The collection raised close to $1000 for each of the conservation organisations AMCS and The Climate Council. Anyone interested in having a recording of the concert, please contact Elizabeth Rumsey on ejrumsey(at)bluewin.ch.


Concert Recording

Concert Flyer

Concert programme (pdf)

9th July 2017, 8pm (20Uhr)
Herz Jesu Catholic Church, Laufen BL
There will be drinks outside the church after the concert. (Or in the church hall if it rains.)


Organ - Brett Leighton, David Blunden
Soprano - Melinda Parsons, Sabine Lutzenberger, Monika Mauch
Alto - Victor de Souza Soares
Tenor - Daniel Issa
Bass - Marcus Niedermayr, Peter Zimpel
Violin - Johannes Frisch, Michelle Party
Viola da gamba - Silvia Tecardi, Randall Cook, Caroline Ritchie
Theorbo - Julian Behr, Ziv Braha
Violone - Elizabeth Rumsey
Organs by - Winold van der Putten, Walter Chinaglia

If anyone wants to make a donation to something in David's name, I would suggest one of these organisations, which are working to avert the destruction of the Great Barrier Reef:

© David Rumsey 2009, 2010 and ongoing