Think big, dream wide!

If you are inspired by the Wide Open Sky film, please consider a donation to help us to continue to support fabulous children like those in the film. We rely on private donations, and some government support to continue and your donation will really make a difference. Moorambilla Voices is continuing each year – just like in the film. This year …

Opportunity Knocks – Iyasa!

MAXed OUT Company is back in rehearsal on Dhinawan, the MAXed OUT segment of this year’s Gala Concert.  Very, very few high schools offer music to HSC level in this region – with ensemble experience rare and opportunities to perform few. Some of the teenagers have been practicing their contemporary and taiko choreography at home, calling out Iyasa! as they do. …

Composer on Tap!

Young composer Alice Chance is writing music for this year’s Moorambilla Voices Gala Concert. The composer in residence describes herself as composer on tap! “It’s because I work with the children during the day, then overnight I write music for them to sing the very next morning.” “This year I’m really excited to be working across so many art forms – dance, stories, music, visual …

Collaborate!

Artistic collaboration is one of the hallmarks of Moorambilla. This year Queensland Ballet Education Coordinator Jacob Williams joins the residential camps. Jacob Williams grew up in the North West town of Dubbo, and from an early age watched his sisters go off to dance classes at the Dubbo Ballet Studio. From age 10 he wanted to dance too! So off he …

Fan-forced Creativity!

Making fans, writing music, dancing to Indigenous stories about Pallah-Pallah – another creative day at Moorambilla Voices boys camp! William Eather and Arthur ‘Arty’ Taylor from Wellington near Dubbo, and Callum Robinson from Bourke, had never heard of the Pallah-Pallah Indigenous story before, but they’d heard other Indigenous stories. Arty knew the story of “how the kangaroo got his tail, how …

Baradine: Small Town, Big Heart

  The small town of Baradine, home to the Pilliga Forest, opened its heart again to the incredibly angelic sound of young boys voices today as Moorambilla regional boys choir took up residence. The boys have a lot of work to do preparing for the Gala Concert in Coonamble in September.  Camp Cypress is again home for three days to …

Coonabarabran Calling

 From the Artistic Director Michelle Leonard: “We’re on the last few days of the 2014 Skills Workshop Tour for Moorambilla Voices! We’ve been particularly focusing on our potential MAXed OUT students and there are lots of them! I’m so inspired by the energy of the kids here, many of whom just relish the chance to show me what they can …

Beyond Bourke

    From Artistic Director Moorambilla Voices Michelle Leonard: “Heading out to Brewarrina and Bourke, we are overjoyed to be connecting with our friends and the wonderful children who are so keen to give Moorambilla Voices a go. I’ve been seeing children from stages 2 and 3 and into High School for this workshop skills tour – there is so much …

Lightning Ridge welcomes Moorambilla Voices

There’s no rest for the Moorambilla team! From Dubbo, the Moorambilla Workshop Skills tour, with Moorambilla Mum Annie Berrell at the wheel, drove on to Gilgandra, Coonamble, Gulargambone, Quanbone, Baradine, Pilliga and spent a few nights in Lightning Ridge. Michelle is listening to every child available to see if they have the musical or creative capacity to attend this year’s …