Over 300 children performed alongside professional ensembles and musicians in a beautiful weekend of concerts at Dubbo Regional Theatre. Children from across the country, from Dubbo to Lightning Ridge, Bourke to Coolah and this year from Queensland and Western Australia, attended residential camps and performed three stunning concerts.
Artistic Director Michelle Leonard OAM worked with the artistic team around the physical and spiritual landscape of Mt Gunderbooka to celebrate its connection to Mt Grenfell and the historic Brewarrina Fish traps in regional NSW. This year’s concerts also featured digital artists from the region plus magnificent lantern sculptures under the night sky after the Saturday evening concert.
Moorambilla Artists 2017
• Artistic Director Michelle Leonard OAM
• Three Moorambilla Voices choirs, including MAXed OUT Company high school ensemble, Regional Girls and Regional Boys Choirs
• Australian Composers Kevin Barker, Patrick Baker and Josephine Gibson from Sydney Conservatorium of Music
• Taikoz, one of Australia’s most versatile music percussion ensemble, with Kerryn Joyce, Ryuji Hameda and Sophia Ang
• Song Company, Australia’s leading vocal ensemble, with Andrew O’Connor, Anna Fraser, Mark Donnelly, Richard Black, Chloe Lankshear and Stephanie Dillon
• The Australian World Orchestra Chamber Ensemble in Residence, with Madeleine Easton, Lucy Carrig, Thibaud Pavlovic Hobba, Joanne Sadler, Andrew Jezek, Sergio Insuasti, Mee Na Lojewski, Gemma Tomlinson, Adrian Whitehall, Christina Leonard.
• Accompanist Ben Burton
• Choreography by Queensland Ballet Schools Education Executive Jacob Williams, originally from Dubbo, with Tainga Savage, our 2017 dance intern.
• Speaker Clive Birch
• Lantern artworks made by Jyllie Jackson, founder and artistic director of the Lismore Lantern Parade, with Sara Tinning
• Photographer in residence Noni Carroll
• Resident visual artist Phoebe Maroulis
• Textiles by Western Australian artist Roslyn Sullivan
• Phil Relf fire sculpture artist
• Roger Lock and Max Lambert: outdoor sound composers
Photography: Noni Carroll Photography