Moorambilla Voices | 2017 Regional Tour03.03.2017
For the twelfth consecutive year, Moorambilla Voices’ award-winning Artistic Director Michelle Leonard OAM will be conducting workshops and auditioning over 2500 children across north-west NSW.
If accepted into the program, children have the opportunity to take part in extraordinary performances and concerts. “We have learnt that lots of children don’t think they can sing or dance – but they will never know unless they give it a try! That’s what Moorambilla is about,” says Michelle.
Any child enrolled in school between Year 3 and 11 can attend the workshops and audition to become part of the Moorambilla Voices gifted and talented program. The program is a unique cultural experience in our rural and remote region.
It helps young people to find their voice, their passion and path for the future.
Moorambilla Voices was set up to encourage children in remote and regional New South Wales to learn about artistic expression.
Each year 300 students attend two camps where they dance, sing, compose, paint, weave, play drums and learn about the cultural traditions and stories of their landscape. This is delivered in partnership with the highest quality professional musicians, performers, composers, choreographers and visual artists including Taikoz, Song Company and the Australian World Orchestra.
This year, award-winning Artistic Director Michelle Leonard OAM teams up with dancer Tainga Savage in the workshops. In a huge bonus, Moorambilla Voices are excited to be part of the BOSTES teacher professional development accreditation scheme through the NSW Department of Education. Moorambilla Voices are also proud to be part of the National Library of Australia’s PANDORA archive initiative.
Artistic Director Michelle Leonard will audition over 2,500 children and run skills development workshops for students from Year 3 to Year 11. Student participation in the workshops is FREE to all Schools.
The children experience:
- choral singing and repertoire
- music theory and sight-singing
- drumming and percussion
This year, teacher participation in the workshops will form part of the BOSTES accreditation through the NSW Department of Education.
TOUR DATES AND SCHOOLS
MONDAY 20: Dubbo and Guerie and Wellington and Narromine
TUESDAY 21: Gilgandra and Tooraweenah and Warren
WEDNESDAY 22: Warren and Trangie and Nyngan
THURSDAY 23: Cobar
FRIDAY 24: Wilcannia
MONDAY 27: Bourke
TUESDAY 28: Brewarrina
WEDNESDAY 29: Walgett, Rowena and Burren Junction, Wee Waa, Bellata
THURSDAY 30: Lightning Ridge, Goodooga, Collarenebri and Walgett
FRIDAY 31: Coonamble, Quambone, Carinda and Gulargambone
MONDAY 3: Coonabarabran and Binnaway
TUESDAY 4: Baradine, Piliha, Gwabegar, Dunedoo and Mendooran
WEDNESDAY 5: Dunedoo, Mendooran and Coolah
THURSDAY 6: Coolah
FRIDAY 7: Dubbo
The first Round of Offers will be emailed to your School on May 1, 2017.
Contact Moorambilla Voices for further information about your school and area or visit the website.