How does a passionate chamber music supporter survive the world’s longest lockdown? By starting a new community organisation, Continuo.

Helen Vorrath started working with Orchestra Victoria’s Associate Principal clarinetist and founder of the Melbourne Chamber Players, Justin Beere on Continuo’s concept during the May-June 2021 lockdown. The community organisation has two objectives: 1.) to provide a comprehensive listing of all chamber music gigs in Victoria; 2.) to provide opportunities for people to be more than just a member of a faceless audience in a concert hall.

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