Welcome to 2016

2016 will offer you a full musical year. We kick off the 2016 event calendar with The Enchanted Flute which is performed by visiting musicians Melissa Doecke and Mark Isaacs, Tuesday 1st March. All of our visiting musicians will be offering ORC students and the Orange community masterclasses or workshops. This is such an exciting opportunity for a regional conservatorium!

We are forever growing and developing our ensembles and choirs for anyone and everyone to be involved in. Being part of an ensemble is not only beneficial for your musicality and performance but also your overall wellbeing and health. Have a look at our ensemble page to find out more.

The Come Together Choir are now rehearsing at the ORC on Tuesdays 10am – 12noon, instead of the previous location of the Orange Senior Citizens Centre on Kite Street. The Symphonic Choir are pushing to be a substantial performing choir this year with lots of performances already planned about booked. They will no longer be restrained to the school terms for rehearsals and instead of $95/term ($95 x 4 = $380) is is now only $350 for a full year membership! The Symphonic Choir closed off 2015 by performing at the Sydney Town Hall with Ben Macpherson OAM and then turned around and presented a magical evening at Orange’s St James Church with an evening of traditional carols and song.

We hope that you have a fabulous 2016 and we look forward to making music with you.

Interactive Proms Concert Gets Young Kids Involved in Music

Mums, dads, brothers and sisters alike poured into the ORC auditorium last Saturday morning for a special interactive treat, hosted by the Orange Youth Orchestra and conducted by Prem Love.

Parents and kids joined the orchestra onstage to play and sing along, helping out with the actions and sounds accompanying pieces such as the Barber of Seville and What’s Up at the Symphony.

OYO members performed their own short little musical pieces throughout the show recognizable from famous children’s TV shows, video games and movies, including Harry Potter, Star Wars and Super Mario Brothers – with costumes to go along with their selection.

Kids were even shown how to use some of the instruments and make interesting sounds, including how to blow into a trumpet, hitting the drums and seagull noises on a violin.

Fun, Games and Music at the Toddlers Proms this Weekend

Bring your kids to the Orange Regional Conservatorium this Saturday the 20th of June for an hour and a half of music and fun with the Orange Youth Orchestra.

OYO players will be engaging with pre-school and early school aged children, introducing them to the world of music with interactive activities, costumes, sing-alongs and even their own instruments to play.

The youngsters will be entertained with some familiar songs, including orchestral pieces from Looney Tunes. Kids can come dressed up as one of their favourite characters from a cartoon show, book or story.

Parents and grandparents are also encouraged to come along and enjoy the fun.

The Toddlers Proms kicks off at 10am and finishes at 11:30am. Tickets are available at the door, $10 for adults and free entry for kids. We hope to see you there!

Golden Guitar Winner Headlines Music Workshops at the ORC

MikeCarrRenowned Australian song writer Mike Carr, will be hosting a song-writing workshop at the Orange Regional Conservatorium’s annual Winter Workshops these upcoming school holidays.

Winner of two Golden Guitar awards, Mike has written well-known country songs for Adam Brand and Melissa Schneider, to name a few.

The song-writing workshop with Mike Carr and well-known local musician Kyle Manning, will run over two days on Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th June – cost $40.

The Winter Workshop program will also include many other exciting music workshops including Glee Workshops; Guitar Start Up; Test Drive the Violin and a Piano Masterclass with ORC piano teacher Meriel Owen. These workshops are $10/session and will be held over two weeks from Monday 29th June to Friday 10th July.

All workshops will be held at the Orange Regional Conservatorium, 73a Hill Street, and are open to everyone – not just the kids. There is a workshop for all ages and abilities.

ORC Music Director, Donna Riles is thoroughly excited to be offering these workshops to the Orange community, “It is important for the ORC and the Orange community to be able to offer these workshops that increase music accessibility and music education delivery to more than just our regular students. Make your holiday’s fun and come and sign up for a workshop of two.”

Further details of the workshops can be found here or by calling the ORC Admin on 6361 7974.

NEW Early Childhood Music Classes

ECM 32015 brings new Early Childhood Music Classes!

We have our usual Wednesday and Friday morning classes for the under 5 yrs. From 9:30am until 10:10am in Studio 6. We are also continuing our Saturday morning classes at 9:30am, which was launched late 2014, for under 5 yrs.

This year we are launching 2 new classes for the 12mths and under on Thursday and Friday mornings at 9am – 9:30am.

We would also like to offer expressions of interest for another under 5 yrs class on Thursday at 9:30am.

Weekday classes are with Carmel Follent and Saturday mornigns are with Samantha Bartholomeusz.

$110/term per child.