National Excellence in Music Education award for Moorambilla Voices

Moorambilla Voices received the national Award for Excellence In Music Education from APRA AMCOS Australian Music Centre this week. An award for everyone involved in the 2016 program and for our relentlessly positive Artistic Director Michelle Leonard OAM. A well deserved recognition for your drive and passion! On behalf of our Board we’d like to thank all the parents and …

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 …

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 …

Moorambilla Voices Concert

Moorambilla Voices ring in the Christmas season

The sound of angelic voices singing Christmas carols soared across the city as Moorambilla Voices sang in the Christmas season at the Martin Place Christmas Tree Concert! We were joined on stage by Megan Washington, Taylor Henderson, Casey Donovan and MCs Mark Ferguson and Samantha Armytage from Channel Seven. A total of 53 children travelled from all over regional NSW to take part …

AWO and Song Company in the house!

Welcome Australian World Orchestra members, as chamber ensemble in residence, who arrived into Baradine today from Stuttgart, Vienna, Berlin, Denmark, Paris, Manchester, London and Sydney! Together with the six members of the Song Company and pianist Ben Burton they lifted the roof of the Baradine Memorial Hall with Moorambilla Voices boys and girls regional choir. Straight into rehearsals of Elena Kats-Chernin’s Baime’s Ngunnhu, what incredible …

Setting up and getting ready!

Moorambilla Voices are in residence in beautiful Baradine and the sun is coming out! The program relies on a regional network of supervisors, helpers, volunteers, parents to set up, rehearse and get ready for the two massive Gala Concerts in Dubbo. Photography: Noni Carroll.    

Moorambilla Concert 2016

Sensational Gala Concerts 2016

    Moorambilla Voices performed two sensational 2016 Gala Concerts of new Australian music inspired by the landscape, heritage and traditional owners of Brewarrina and Mount Grenfell. Dubbo Regional Theatre was home to a powerful celebration of creativity, joy and new Australian music! Led by Artistic Director Michelle Leonard, the impressive concerts involved nearly 300 children from primary and high schools all across the …

It’s our voice!

Moorambilla Voices provides the children of north-west NSW with a strong musical environment to explore the potential of their voice, from primary school to the end of high school. It’s a supportive program that leads them to the big performance: The Moorambilla Voices Gala Concert on September 24.  The program has been collaborating with the six members of the Song Company as ensemble-in-residence for four years and …

Hands of red

Andrew Howes felt the earth singing when he went to Mount Grenfell. He also sensed the tribal ancestors that Ngyiampaa Elder Elaine Ohlsen describes when he saw the ancient art, hand stencils and hieroglyphics painted on the rock shelters. He describes the inspiration behind the creation of his Mount Grenfell Suite which features in the 2016 Moorambilla Gala Concert. “I want the …