Seven lucky, hardworking choristers from the Dorrigo Public School’s Concert Choir are preparing to be part of New England Sings!. The large photo above is from the same event two years ago. We’ll be joining 600 other choristers, plus a full symphony orchestra, to perform a program of all-Australian music, including two world premieres. We can’t wait!!
This Sunday, 5 August, hear some of the best young musicians in Australia. Renowned pianist David Miller is touring the north coast with an ensemble from Sydney Conservatorium: four incredibly talented saxophonists. The program is sure to grip you with its gutsy, mellow beauty.
Pieces include quartets by Michael Nyman, and Takashi Yoshimatsu. You've probably heard a saxophone quartet if you're a fan of Michael Nyman / Peter Greenaway films. The program may also have pieces by Piazolla, Dubois, and Singelee: the performers choose their selection on the day, playing a mix of quartets, and duos with David.
The afternoon concert starts at 2.30 PM. Tickets: $20 (full) and $12 (concession). Entry is free for school children. Venue: Uniting Church Hall, 7 Myrtle Street, Dorrigo. Tickets are available from Waterfall Way Gallery (Saturday), or at the venue on Sunday. If you can, please bring a plate to share for afternoon tea.
Proceeds will go towards the Piano Fund for Dorrigo Public School.
Celebrate Christmas in July with a mad-cap pantomime performed by the Dorrigo Public School Concert Choir. The ABC of Christmas by Andrew Yates features singing camels, dancing crackers, a lost snowflake, and guest appearances by Will.I.Am Shakespeare and Rockin' Robin.
Tickets are $15 (full), $10 (concession card), and $5 (school students). Two public performances only: 2.30pm and 5pm on Saturday, 7 July at the Old Gazette Theatre, Hickory Street, Dorrigo. After each 50-minute performance, share in some Christmassy themed light refreshments.
An open Dress Rehearsal will be held for students from primary schools on the Dorrigo Plateau, at 2pm Tuesday 3 July, Old Gazette Theatre. Entry by gold coin donation.
Book your tickets through Dorrigo Public School (weekdays) or Waterfall Way Gallery (Saturday mornings). All proceeds will go towards donating a new piano to Dorrigo Public.
From southern Italy, accordionist, guitarist and composer Salvatore Rossano grew up performing the music of Puglia and Basilicata. He returns to Dorrigo with members of Santa Taranta. Their concert last year earned a standing ovation, so be sure to book this year!
Enjoy a 70-minute concert by these wonderful musicians, followed by an Italian-inspired high afternoon tea by Dina Luciani of FingerPinch Catering.