GuitarFest

The ORC is lucky enough to have five guitar teachers from a wide range of styles and backgrounds. To celebrate this they are presenting GuitarFest, an afternoon of workshops, masterclasses and concerts for all skill levels and interests.
As a bonus, all participants will also receive FREE entry to the Callum Henshaw concert that evening.

GYPSY JAZZ GUITAR 2pm | $5
Learn the fundamentals of this iconic and fun style from jazz guitarist Andrew French-Northam. Explore the techniques and tools used to play like Django!

CLASSICAL GUITAR 101 3pm | $5
Kick start you journey into the beautiful world of classical guitar with accomplished classical guitarist Phil Moran.

HSC PREPARATION 4pm | $5
Expert guitar educator Matt Arthur will teach high school students vital skills to maximise results and achieve their full potential.

STUDENT CONCERT
 5pm | Free
Up and coming guitarists perform on stage. Featuring a selection of students from the ORC and local schools.

CALLUM HENSHAW 6pm
Concert by award winning classical guitarist
Adults $20 | Concession $15
 All workshop participants receive FREE entry!

If you would like more information please contact ORC Admin on (02) 6361 7974 or get in touch directly with Head of Guitar – James Buchanan at james.buchanan@orangecon.org.au

Beatlemania

Join us March 24th to celebrate the music of the Fab Four! ORC students, ensembles, choirs and staff will be getting together to perform Beatles hits.
Enjoy classics such as Yesterday, Hey Jude, Can’t Buy Me Love and more performed by orchestras, choirs and big bands.
Make sure to get your tickets in advance to avoid missing out, this is shaping up to be a big one!
Tickets on sale now through ORC Admin and www.orangecon.org.au

General Admission $10
ORC School Aged Students FREE

School Holiday Workshops

Looking for something musical to do these July School Holidays? Are you an AMEB or HSC student? The ORC is offering a huge selection of workshops and masterclasses with something for everyone, plus some exciting guest artists.

This year will feature a special selection of workshops specifically for AMEB and HSC students. Exams are just around the corner, to help everyone achieve their best we’ve got sessions covering Composition, Aural and Technical work, Musicianship and more!

We’re also very excited to be bringing two special guests to deliver masterclasses. Tim Hansen is a renowned composer who will use his extensive experience to work with HSC composition students. Lisa Cooper will also be joining us to deliver two exciting vocals workshops, Lisa is an exceptionally talented Soprano who worked with Opera Australia for over 10 years.

See the full list of workshops below –

General Workshops:

Monday 3rd July

Glee Club Back to the 80’s!

High School students and adults will prepare song and dance in this fun 80’s inspired session.

4pm – 6pm $15

Tuesday 4th July

Glee Club Back to the 80’s!

Junior primary students will prepare song and dance in this fun 80’s inspired session.

10am – 12pm $15

Digital Recording Workshop

Learn the fundamentals of recording music and how to capture your own performances.

2pm – 5pm $20

Wednesday 5th July

Contemporary Musicianship Workshop

Covering a wide variety of topics for anyone interested in modern music theory.

2pm – 4pm $15

Lisa Cooper Singing Masterclass

AMEB singing students will learn from this acclaimed Opera Australia vocalist (2004-14).

2pm – 4pm $30

Thursday 6th July

Glee Club Back to the 80’s!

Upper primary students will prepare song and dance in this fun 80’s inspired session.

10am – 12pm $15

Monday 10th July

Performance Class

Practice performance session for HSC and AMEB students with expert feedback.

10am – 12pm $15

Tuesday 11th July

Beginner Ukulele Workshop for Kids

Primary school students will learn Uke basics in a fun filled session. BYO uke.

2pm – 3pm $15

Wednesday 12th July

Beginner Ukulele Workshop for Kids

Primary school students will learn Uke basics in a fun filled session. BYO uke.

2pm – 3pm $15

Thursday 13th July

Beginner Ukulele Workshop for Kids

Primary school students will learn Uke basics in a fun filled session. BYO uke.

2pm – 3pm $15

FRIDAY 14th July

Adult Ukulele Class

A relaxed and fun way for adults to get together, play ukulele and sing. New members always welcome and morning tea is included. BYO uke.

10am – 12pm $5

 

AMEB and HSC Workshops:

Monday 3rd July

AMEB Violin Fun with the Extras

Preliminary to grade 2 students will work on scales, exercises and pieces.

10am – 12pm $15

Tuesday 4th July

Digital Recording Workshop

Learn the fundamentals of recording music and how to capture your own performances.

2pm – 5pm $20

Wednesday 5th July

Lisa Cooper Singing Masterclass

HSC and advanced AMEB students will learn from this acclaimed Opera Australia vocalist (2004-14).

10am – 12pm $30

Contemporary Musicianship Workshop

Covering a wide variety of topics for anyone interested in modern music theory.

2pm – 4pm $15

Lisa Cooper Singing Masterclass

AMEB singing students will learn from this acclaimed Opera Australia vocalist (2004-14).

2pm – 4pm $30

Thursday 6th July

AMEB Aural and General Knowledge

Grade 1 to 4 students will cover skills essential to their AMEB exam.

10am – 12pm $15

Friday 7th July

AMEB Aural and General Knowledge

Grade 5 and above students will cover skills essential to their AMEB exam.

10am – 12pm $15

Monday 10th July

HSC Composition Workshop with Tim Hansen

Year 11 and 12 Music 2 students will learn from acclaimed composer Tim Hansen.

9am – 12pm $30

Performance Class

Practice performance for HSC and AMEB students with expert feedback.

10am – 12pm $15

HSC Composition Lessons with Tim Hansen

Individual lessons with acclaimed composer Tim Hansen for year 11 and 12 students.

2pm – 4pm

Easter School Holiday Workshops

Come join the fun these School Holidays at the ORC. Glee Clubs, Improvisation Workshops, Ukulele Groups and more!

10th – 21st April 2017

Monday 10th April
GLEE CLUB – Junior Primary Ages: 4-7 Cost: $15
Junior Primary students will prepare song and dance in a fun-filled session.
10:00am – 12:00pm

Monday 10th April
GLEE CLUB – Upper Primary Ages: 8-12 Cost: $15
Upper Primary students will prepare song and dance in a fun-filled session.
2:00pm – 4:00pm

Monday 10th April
Rock & Jazz Improvisation
Ages: Adults and Students Grade 3 or above  Cost: $15
Bring along your instrument to learn the basics of improvisation.
11:00am – 2:00pm (B.Y.O lunch)

Tuesday 11th April
Choral Gala Workshop
ORC Students: FREE
Open to all ORC choir members who are taking part in this year’s Choral Gala.
10:00am – 12:00pm

Tuesday 11th April
GLEE CLUB – High School/Adult Cost: $15
High School and Adult students will prepare song and dance in a fun-filled session.
4:30pm – 6:30pm

Friday 21st April
Adult Ukulele Class & Morning Tea

Cost: FREE
Workshop for all ORC ukulele groups. New members always welcome, bring along your Ukulele
10:00am – 12:00pm

Friday 21st April
Philip Moran Classical Guitar Recital
Cost: Adults $15 – Concession $10
ORC Guitar Tutor Phil Moran performs works by Scarlatti, Barrios and more.
6:30pm – 7:30pm

Workshop Registration Required – Limited Numbers
Guitar Recital Tickets Available At The Door
Contact ORC Admin on 6361 7974, admin@orangecon.org.au

Term 3

Welcome back to another exciting term at the ORC.

This term we will see many of our students complete their AMEB exams, perform in the 2016 City of Orange Eisteddfod and complete HSC Music exams. It is a very busy term for the students.

However, we do have some exciting concerts on the horizon and masterclass opportunities. Arcadia Quintet will be performing for us on Friday, 5th August. This wind Quintet will be offering a lovely wind chamber music concert. The Arcadia Quintet will also be offering a masterclass on Saturday, 6th August. For tickets and registration please give the ORC Admin a call on 6361 7974. On Saturday 10th Septembert, the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs will also be joining us at the ORC for a day workshop followed by a concert in the late afternoon which is a great opportunity of any choristers and vocal student to get involved in. We will also have Pastance offering a free workshop and concert for the Orange community. Pastance is a celtic music group brought to the ORC in association with Musica Viva Australia. This event will be held on Saturday 17th September. This weekend will be packed as there will also be a special concert with two ORC ensembles the Come Together Choir and Encore – Adult Orchestra.

The ORC Music Scholarship applications will be open from Monday 12th September. All applications must be received by the ORC Admin by 5pm Friday 14th October.

 

 

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.