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NECOM and AYO Showcase Concert

The last week of term heralded a new venture with a huge Showcase Concert of Armidale Youth Orchestra and NECOM Ensembles with special guests, Rose Bay Secondary College (RBSC), who were in the midst of […]

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August Strings Report

Over the last month, there has been much activity in the String Department.  The first weekend of August, NECOM staff members, with Joanna Fairs-Wu as concertmaster, were involved in the Armidale Symphony Orchestra’s “Purple Fusion” […]

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AYO Gala Concert

The 2019 Armidale Youth Orchestras Gala Concert was held at Lazenby Hall, UNE on Sunday 18 August and was attended by hundreds of music lovers. The Armidale Youth Wind Ensemble took us around the world […]

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AYO Sawtell Report 2019

Every year the Armidale Youth Orchestra ensembles and families travel to Sawtell Beach in late February for our Annual Music Camp weekend! This is a wonderful weekend of music making, and is an essential component […]

AYO Garden Party

Tickets are on sale now for the AYO Garden Party to be held in the magnificent gardens of Chevy Chase. You don’t want to miss out on this beautiful morning of music followed by lunch […]

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AYO’s Trip to Bellingen

This year was momentous for the Armidale Youth Orchestra, 50 years!  It has been another busy year, with performances at the Garden party, Eisteddfod and a celebratory Gala concert and world premiere of “Where the […]

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Armidale Youth Orchestra 50th Anniversary

It is a rare occurrence when a regional arts organisation is able to celebrate its 50th Birthday and show no signs of slowing down. By comparison, the Newcastle and Wollongong Youth Orchestras recently turned 7 […]

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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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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 […]

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AYO Garden Party

Knowing that New England weather can be unpredictable, all fingers were crossed on the morning of the annual Rosemary Leitch Garden Party, this year held at Chevy Chase on Dangarsleigh Road. The young musicians from […]