The magic has begun

Harriet D’Arcy, undertaking a BMus Performance at the Sydney University Conservatorium of Music, is a Moorambilla Voices Intern this year. She writes about her experiences at the Boys Regional Choir Camp. As the chatter of children on their morning tea break filled the room and the sunlight danced through the windows, I couldn’t help myself from reflecting on the sounds …

Carving culture with Coolamons

“The Coonamble Ceramics Collective is a pretty special place”, says Sooty Welsh, a Wailwan ceramicist from Coonamble. Sooty discovered ceramics working with Dharug people in a creative centre in Doonside and he hasn’t looked back. When he moved back home to Coonamble, he became involved in Outback Arts and discovered the Collective. “Now ceramics has taken over my life,” he …

That’s why we really love recording Christmas!

Moorambilla Voices has been in the recording studio at the ABC’s Eugene Goossens Hall this week, with members from the Australian World Orchestra, to record eight tracks for Moorambilla’s Christmas CD Yindyamarra: A Prospect of Peace. Yindyamarra means “the wisdom of respectfully knowing how to live well, in a world worth living in”.  The four-day tour was a huge learning opportunity …

17 Message Sticks: 17 Communities

Moorambilla Voices in 2017 is about unearthing the stories of our region with “17 Message Sticks: 17 Communities”. We have postponed the first two weeks of the Skills Development Workshop Tour. We will still be teaching, singing and dancing across the entire region over three weeks. And this year we’re still excited to be part of the BOSTES teacher accreditation scheme through the NSW Department …