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Art Music Award Nominations Sweeten Moorambilla Voices 10th Birthday Celebrations

Moorambilla Voices has had not one, but three delicious sweeteners added to its 10th birthday celebrations.

The choir, which offers a unique and life changing opportunity to young people in Western NSW, received three nominations in the 2015 Art Music Awards in the categories of Excellence by an Organisation, Excellence in Music Education and Excellence in a Regional Area.

The winners of the awards will be announced on Tuesday 11 August at the City Recital Hall Sydney.

Artistic director, Michelle Leonard said the choir was very excited to be given the acknowledgment, especially in its tenth year.

‘This allows the incredible effort, resilience and creative capacity of the region to be shown to a national audience. We are proud of our primary school choirs and our high school choir, MAXed OUT,’ Michelle said.

Michelle said since its inception, Moorambilla Voices has been based on the three pillars of excellence, opportunity and equity.

‘To be finalists in three areas in Excellence, Education and Regional Contribution categories is a wonderful way to be recognised amongst our peers.

‘Our goal is to be around for the next ten years at least, and to continue to inspire and create opportunity for integrated art forms not only in North West NSW but across the nation,’ she said.

Since its inception the choir has also enjoyed a strong relationship with  Outback Arts, and although the gala concert will move from Coonamble to Dubbo this year, Regional Arts Development Officer, Jamie-Lea Hodges said Outback Arts continues to be a supporting partner for the choir.

Moorambilla Voices will celebrate its 10th Birthday with performances at the Baradine Proms Concert on Friday, 18 September, and a gala concert to be held in Dubbo at the Dubbo Theatre and Convention Centre, 6pm, Saturday 19 September with percussion ensemble, Taikoz, and premier vocal group, The Song Company.

Here’s a taste of the talent of Moorambilla Voices at Baradine in 2011, and the creation of artworks with Ngemba Wailwan art group from Warren as a backdrop for the concert.


Read more about the choir at

Moorambilla Voices is supported by the Australian Government Attorney General’s Department Ministry of the Arts, Arts NSW, the Vincent Fairfax Foundation and many generous private donors through its public fund.