Concerts & Events

Jun
28
Fri
Coco’s Lunch Concert
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Coco's Lunch Concert @ Orange Regional Conservatorium | Orange | New South Wales | Australia

Renowned for their extraordinary song-writing, skin-tight vocal harmonies and stunning live performances, Coco’s Lunch are recognised as multi award-winning pioneers in the composition and performance of innovative Australian vocal music. The group has spent over 20 years winning the hearts of audiences of all ages across Australia, Asia and Europe and garnered multiple awards for their theatrical performances and acclaimed recordings.

In 2019, Coco’s Lunch will present Other Plans, bringing to life the breathtaking art form of South Indian konnakol (vocal percussion) in a bold new way. 

Jun
29
Sat
Coco’s Lunch Workshop
Jun 29 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

COCO’S LUNCH WORKSHOP

No experience or ability to read music necessary.  All levels of ability welcome!

Join these five singers on an exciting harmonic and percussive journey and be immersed in the gorgeous harmonies that have put Coco’s Lunch on the international vocal map and seen their songs performed by community and professional choirs worldwide.

Described as a ‘national treasure’ (Herald Sun) and widely renowned as warm and inclusive educators, these women will take you on an uplifting and fun exploration of soulful repertoire, heartfelt lyrics, earthy African-inspired rhythms and catchy songwriting! Learn how to work with riffs, layers and vocal chants as vehicles for releasing the voice and improvising with joy.

Artist Lisa Young, who recently completed her PhD in South Indian konnakol (vocal percussion) also offers the unique chance to learn the dynamic & fiery Indian vocal rhythms that form the basis of much of the group’s new repertoire. This is a rare opportunity to work in this exciting vocal medium with Lisa who is Australia’s foremost innovator in original konnakol.

Entry only $5, paid at the door.

Jul
5
Fri
Term 2 Concludes
Jul 5 all-day
Jul
8
Mon
Winter Workshops
Jul 8 – Jul 19 all-day
Winter Workshops @ Orange Regional Conservatorium | Orange | New South Wales | Australia

Register for workshops here

Winter Workshops – General

Monday 8 July

10am – 12pm Glee Club: Sing Queen! Ages 4 – 7
Kids aged 4-7 will learn to sing a classic Queen song and accompanying movement in a fun and supporting environment with ORC Head of Voice, Samantha Bartholomeusz.

 1pm – 3pm      HSC Student Performance Class with Lisa Stewart & Stefan Duwe (Acacia Quartet)
A must for all HSC music student preparing for their final exams, Lisa Stewards and Stefan Duwe from the acclaimed Acacia Quartet will provide expert feedback and guidance on how to get the most out of your performance pieces. BYO accompanist if needed.

Tuesday 9 July

10am – 11am  Violin Ventures – Introduction to Violin for kids with Lisa Stewart (Acacia Quartet) Ages 4 – 8
A fun and inspiring start to learning the Violin with renowned violinist and educator Lisa Stewart (Acacia Quartet) for kids aged 4-8. Learn fundamentals in a fun and interactive class using the Suzuki method of teaching music. Violins will be provided.

2pm – 4pm      Glee Club: Sing Queen! Ages 8 – 12
Kids aged 8-12 will learn to sing a classic Queen song and accompanying movement in a fun and supporting environment with ORC Head of Voice, Samantha Bartholomeusz.

6:30pm – 8pmSuperior Sight Singing – Vital Skills for Choristers
Sight singing is one of the most important but often scariest parts of singing in a choir. In this workshop ORC Choral conductor Ben Macpherson OAM will demystify sight singing, helping prepare singers for even the toughest of Symphonic works!

Wednesday 10 July

5pm – 7pm      Glee Club: Sing Queen! Teenagers and Adults
Teenagers and adults will learn to sing a classic Queen song and accompanying movement in a fun and supporting environment with ORC Head of Voice, Samantha Bartholomeusz.

 

AMEB Exam Workshops

Wednesday 10 July

10am – 12pm  ‘List A’ Performance Class (Prelim. – Grade 4)
1pm – 2pm      Aural Skills (Prelim. – Grade 4)
2pm – 3pm      Aural Skills (Grade 5 – Grade 8)
3pm – 5pm      ‘List A’ Performance Class (Grade 5 – Cert Perf.)

Thursday 11 July

10am – 12pm ‘List B’ Performance (Prelim. – Grade 4)
1pm – 2pm     General Knowledge (Prelim. – Grade 4)
2pm – 3pm      General Knowledge (Grade 5 – Grade 8)
3pm – 5pm      ‘List B’ Performance Class (Grade 5 – Cert Perf.)

Friday 12 July

10am – 12pm ‘List C’ Performance Class (Prelim. – Grade 4)
1pm – 2pm      Sight Reading (Prelim. – Grade 4)
2pm – 3pm      Sight Reading (Grade 5 – Grade 8)
3pm – 5pm      ‘List C/D’ Performance Class (Grade 5 – Cert Perf.)

‘List’ piece performance classes are an invaluable opportunity for AMEB students to rehearse and refine their exam pieces in a supportive environment with expert feedback from ORC Head of Piano David Shaw.

Aural skills, General Knowledge and Sight reading are the often overlooked parts of an AMEB exam These classes provide expert and comprehensive tutoring in each of these areas, across all grade levels. A MUST for any every AMEB exam student.

 

Jul
22
Mon
AMEB Exams Commence
Jul 22 all-day
Term 3 Commences
Jul 22 all-day
Aug
9
Fri
Grigoryan Brothers Concert
Aug 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Guitarists, Slava and Leonard Grigoryan are counted amongst the finest musicians of their generation having developed a reputation for enthralling audiences with the energy of their performances and the breadth of their repertoire – embracing genres such as classical, jazz and contemporary music from around the world.

Between them, they have received 3 ARIA awards (Australian Recording Industry Association) and an incredible 24 ARIA Award nominations. As a duo they have recorded 8 albums with the 9th coming out in 2018.

They have been touring internationally since 2003, regularly performing throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and the USA, as well as more exotic performances in Brazil, South Africa, India and the Middle East.

Their diverse repertoire continues to present new opportunities for performances in traditional and unconventional settings, from projects with orchestras to duo performances in iconic classical venues such as London’s Wigmore Hall and Vienna’s Konzerthaus.

Testament to their broad appeal and incredible skills is reflected in their most recent tours: In August 2017 they performed as support for the Canadian singer/songwriter KD Lang on her Ingénue Redux, 25th Anniversary Tour.

This was followed immediately by another National tour sharing the stage and billing with the great Flamenco guitarist Paco Pena. All of this occurred while their latest classical release ‘Songs Without Words’ has been at the top of the classical music charts for 3 months.

 

Aug
10
Sat
GuitarFest
Aug 10 all-day
Aug
17
Sat
Howling Winds
Aug 17 all-day
Aug
21
Wed
AMEB Exams Conclude
Aug 21 all-day
Aug
25
Sun
City of Orange Eisteddfod Commences
Aug 25 all-day
Aug
26
Mon
2020 Music Scholarship Applications Open
Aug 26 all-day
Sep
13
Fri
Chamber Music Series Concert 3
Sep 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

In 2019 we are pleased to announce an expansion to our annual Chamber Music Series. The talented and professional musicians of the ORC will present four programs throughout the year, with each concert featuring a different chamber ensemble performing music both old and new. 

For the first time, these programs will also be presented in our local schools, our teachers will inspire young minds by performing and speaking about the music and instruments they love. 

Information on programs, ticketing and school visits will be made available soon.

Sep
27
Fri
2020 Music Scholarship Applications Close
Sep 27 all-day
Term 3 Concludes
Sep 27 all-day
Oct
14
Mon
Term 4 Commences
Oct 14 all-day
Oct
23
Wed
String Spectacular Concert
Oct 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Nov
1
Fri
Chamber Music Series Concert 4
Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

In 2019 we are pleased to announce an expansion to our annual Chamber Music Series. The talented and professional musicians of the ORC will present four programs throughout the year, with each concert featuring a different chamber ensemble performing music both old and new. 

For the first time, these programs will also be presented in our local schools, our teachers will inspire young minds by performing and speaking about the music and instruments they love. 

Information on programs, ticketing and school visits will be made available soon.

Nov
2
Sat
2020 Scholarship Auditions
Nov 2 all-day
Nov
8
Fri
Cooper Sings Kabarett Concert
Nov 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Throw off the shackles of everyday existence, grab yourself a glass of Sekt and settle in as Brad Cooper takes you on a riotous journey back to the heady world of interwar Kabarett.

From the wartime spirit of Novello, the hilarity of the Comedian Harmonists via the tumult of Kurt Weill & Hans Eisler’s Berlin, the Golden Age of Lehár & Stolz’s Vienna, the passion of Piaf & Brel’s Paris, to the witty irreverence of today, KABARETT is a celebration of wild electric decadence and dangerously dark humour. 

Brad studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, National Opera Studio, London and with Marilyn Horne at the Music Academy of the West, California.

Nov
18
Mon
Semester 2 Studio Concerts Commence
Nov 18 all-day
Nov
30
Sat
Vintage Crop Concert
Nov 30 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Dec
6
Fri
Jazz Cabaret
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dec
7
Sat
2019 Farewell Proms
Dec 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Dec
13
Fri
ORC Teaching Concludes
Dec 13 all-day