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Armidale Youth Orchestra Turns 50!

One of regional Australia’s most successful Youth Orchestras is about to turn 50 in August, with a special celebratory concert in honour of all members both past and present. This much-loved ensemble has long been […]

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Junior Orchestra Workshop 2018

Over two days on July 4 and 5, more than 100 young musicians from Armidale and surrounds (including Coffs Harbour) came together in the Old Teachers College to form a Youth Orchestra of incredible size […]

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“A Dog’s Life” Silent Movie Night

On Saturday evening, 21 July, more than 100 patrons were transported back exactly 100 years to enjoy a Charlie Chaplin classic, A Dog’s Life, in all of its black-and-white glory. Coming from the ‘silent’ era, […]

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July Strings Report

Towards the end of last term, NECOM String students had the opportunity to attend masterclasses, workshops and lessons with Tor Fromhyr (violin) and David Pereira (cello), both leading teachers from ANU, School of Music.  HSC performance […]

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New England Sings! Preparations

Preparations for the New England Sings! event are underway in earnest. Last week the first of the Primary choir mass rehearsals were held with composer Dan Walker leading the choirs through the commissioned work, Fire […]

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Chamber Music in Schools July Update

Lots of children in North West regional schools have been exposed to the repertoire from the highly successful “Chamber Music in Schools” programme which is administered through NECOM. The image in this newsletter shows Flautist […]

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Walk Through the Orchestra

The annual Armidale Youth Orchestra “Walk Through The Orchestra” was a huge success this year. In conjunction with international “Make Music Day”, 100 preschool and 200 primary school students enjoyed live orchestral music in the […]