Moorambilla Voices is an award-winning arts organisation that provides music and arts education programs for children living in regional and remote Australia. Founded in 2006, Moorambilla Voices mission is to inspire and empower young people to explore their creativity and express themselves through music, dance, and visual arts.
Recognised for its outstanding contributions to the arts, receiving numerous awards and accolades, Moorambilla has made a public and ongoing commitment to excellence, equity and opportunity for rural and remote communities. Through their annual program they amplify the creative arts capacity to empower participants and audiences alike to walk together with inclusion and cultural respect.
Through skills development workshops in schools, regional tours, recording and live performances, and collaborations with leading artists and organisations Moorambilla Voices has provided unique and transformative artistic experiences to rural children.
Our vision is bold!
We aim to create a regional choir of excellence that encompasses our regional children and youth. Our children will work with recognised leaders in their field to create, perform and record repertoire that gathers its core artistic inspiration from the region of New South Wales and those that inhabit it. We draw on the cultural legacy and spirit of the country with recognised leaders in our field. We do this in order to spark national conversations on inclusion and respect.
‘Moorambilla’ means ‘the place where water naturally finds its most effective path to flow during a flood’
Moorambilla was originally one of the first sheep runs in Coonamble, and the original placement for the town centre. The first fresh water spear was placed in the Castlereagh river for the fledging township of Coonamble here so that the people knew where to dig for fresh water so they could thrive. It has always been a place of natural beauty and renewal. The Castlereagh river is known as an ‘upside down river’ because it flows beneath the sand for most of the year. Only when it is in flood does it become a conventional river – and its mighty power like our voices in song is revealed for all to see.
Support Moorambilla Voices in bringing music and arts education to children in regional and remote Australia. Your donation will help us provide transformative programs and experiences to the next generation of artists and leaders. Join us in making a difference – donate today and help us expand Australia’s creative capacity!
I had heard that Moorambilla was amazing, but I now know it to be an extraordinary organisation. The role that Moorambilla can play in the lives of our children in Western NSW is so very important and I can see that the impact can run very deep indeed. It is a rare opportunity for these children to stand up and be proud of where they live and who they are. The power of being involved in an organisation that brings joy, teaches commitment and dedication whilst promoting positivity to all involved cannot be underestimated.
Julie Madden Mum and Supervisor
My favourite part of Moorambilla was meeting new people and making lots of friends. I love singing the music in the shower !! It was so much fun being there with my big sister
I am a Wiradjuri Elder from Griffith who attended and was involved in two Moorambilla workshops and was a supervisor at the Moorambilla Voices performances in Dubbo. I know that the children and young people from Griffith who I travelled with said that it was one of the best experiences of their lives. It was also one of the best experiences of my life – I know that we will never forget it.
Moorambilla – It creates happiness and gives you happiness. To experience different cultural dances and songs and be taught by artists that are experts in what they do is awesome. Moorambilla makes me feel happy and capable and confident to sing and dance which I do not usually do!
11 years old