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ORC Music Director, Donna Riles, presents two of our students, Will Harper and Luka Mihalich on ABC radio. This audio clip is a snippet of what to expect at the Toddlers Proms Concert on Saturday 20th June at 10am.

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.

Join an adult ensemble – Encore Orchestra

Are you an adult amateur musician?

Want to improve your skill?

Want to have a fun night with other amateur musicians?

Join the ORC Encore Orchestra!

The Encore Orchestra rehearses and gathers each Wednesday evening at the Orange Regional Conservatorium between 8pm – 9:30pm, during school terms.

Why not come along and see what it is all about or just enrol right now by contacting the ORC Admin for an enrolment form.

$90/term.

Ensembles

The ORC offers many performance opportunities for all ages, and stages. Our core business is teaching people to play and appreciate music, and a major facet of that experience is the opportunity to celebrate what they have been learning in a group performance situation.

We have around 20 ensembles for you to join, including:

•    Adult Chamber Orchestra
•    Adult Percussion Ensemble
•    Big Phatt Jazz Band
•    Caesura (age 12+ female choir)
•    Chamber Choir
•    Come Together – Sing for Life Choir
•    Crescendo (Youth Choir Yrs 3-6)
•    Encore Adult Orchestra
•    Junior Flute Ensemble (Years 3-6 grade 1+)
•    Junior Jazz Band
•    Junior Strings
•    Little Singers (Years K-2)
•    Orange Youth Orchestra
•    Senior Flute Ensemble (Grade 5+)
•    Senior String Orchestra
•    Symphonic Choir (Adults)
•    Symphonic Wind Ensemble