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.
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.
The Orange Regional Conservatorium will be closed to the public from Friday 18th December 2015 to Monday 25th January 2016.
If you are inquiring about become a student of the ORC, please attend our Enrolment Day on Wednesday 27th January 2016 10am to 2pm and meet out tutors.
Renowned 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.
Website of interest – www.daveconservatoire.org
Dave Conservatoire is an interesting music education website. Not only does it provide free music education it also provides education on simple coding for transposing and recordings.
A lovely concept and site.