A wonderful celebration of music to honour Lindsay Morehouse and what he contributed to the Parkes Shire for 40 years was held on Sunday.
The Spring Fling Festival event saw 150 people and musicians enjoy an afternoon of music at the Parkes Services Club. Many of the musicians had played with Lindsay in the Parkes Orchestra, and some in the audience were taught by him, while others enjoyed the concerts he had organised over all those years.
The concert achieved our expectations of a wonderful afternoon of music to celebrate Lindsay. It was a showcase of musicians who are playing in the Parkes Shire Concert Band, and also the Forbes Town & District Band.
“It was a great event and Dad would be so pleased that everyone was still enjoying music,” said Caroline Chapman, Lindsay’s daughter who attended the concert with her husband Steve and their son Patrick.
They also put up a wonderful display of memorabilia for everyone to reminisce about. The timeline depicted Lindsay’s career of years working in radio, teaching and conducting music in Parkes.
Thank you to our wonderful musicians, we all collaborated and supported each other. The stirring sounds the didgeridoo created with Welcome to Country. Thank you to Charlie and Tyrone… it was a memorable day for Lindsay.
Lindsay came to Parkes in 1973 as a radio engineer and violin and piano teacher who became a trailblazer for promoting and sustaining music in the Parkes community.
By Ellen Tom