It’s time to reach for the stars

Day one of Moorambilla Voices Residential Camps 2016 and Camp Cypress is ringing with the sound of 76 excited primary school boys from right across the north-west region. The very first day is always pumped with anticipation. For Braydon Jones from Cobar Public School, Moorambilla is the only opportunity he has to sing in a choir. “I watched the concert last …

Ancient markings, red dirt and night sky legends. Welcome to 2016!

Moorambilla Voices has launched the creative inspiration driving its 2016 program with the Artistic and Cultural Immersion at historic Mount Grenfell, near Cobar, north-west NSW. Facilitated in consultation with Ngiyampaa Indigenous and community leaders, the Immersion experience took place in April and will drive the artists’ source material. “This incredibly beautiful landscape has an ancient history as a meeting place for the Ngiyampaa …

We’re so proud of Wide Open Sky

The national release of the uplifting documentary Wide Open Sky, that explores the musical journey of Artistic Director Michelle Leonard and Moorambilla Voices, has received incredible acclaim across Australia. “Everyone at Moorambilla Voices is so proud of this positive film,” says Artistic Director and Conductor Michelle Leonard. “We’re particularly excited to have this chance to show the world about our beautiful region, our remarkably talented children and …

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 …

Go to the bend in the river

Interweaving new Australian choral music with contemporary dance is taking composer Andrew Howes and choreographer Jacob Williams into new territory at Moorambilla residential camps in 2015. “Narran Lakes was what I call an ‘ice bath’ to my system,” says Andrew. “I jumped off the plane straight from the intensity of London and drove on the same day to the utter …

Raising boys – through the power of music and dance

Creating new Australian music, immersing remote and regional children in creativity and celebrating their remarkable energy has always been the driving creative force of Moorambilla Voices – ever since its inception ten years ago in 2006. Every year young boys lap up the rare opportunity that Moorambilla presents them – to sing and dance and unleash their imaginative side. “Most …

Composer in the Sky

So the sky So the earth So the bird So the earth The big the small One thing within the other Andrew Batt-Rawden, Moorambilla composer in residence, is writing fast and furiously to create his choral and instrumental piece for our senior vocal ensemble MAXed OUT this year.   Originally an oboist, Andrew is working with a big company – the …

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 …

To The Ridge and Back

Moorambilla Voices children come from across the northwest of NSW – including the communities of Lightning Ridge and Grawin, the outback mining towns famous for Australia’s rare black opals. Brooke Brown from Lightning Ridge has been coming back to Moorambilla for two years for her love of music and singing. Opal Trumper from Grawin is excited to be back at Moorambilla this …