Primary Boys Choir
Moorambilla Voices encourages everyone to sing – particularly primary children. Their treble voices are an incredible powerful and versatile instrument , and the emotional intensity they generate in performance is electrifying.
Both boys and girls voices change during adolescence but boys have their unique gift for such a small time in their life – so we make sure they utilise it to the full!
Our composers understand boys choirs and their capacity , and they write music that intellectually and emotionally engages the boys in rehearsal and performance. Our choristers work with outstanding choreographers and visual artists who help synthesise the artistic focus each year into breathtaking performances.
These performances celebrate the rich cultural heritage of our region and showcase our choirs incredible capacity to sing, dance and create.
There are up to 110 places offered on merit each year in the Moorambilla Voices Regional boys choir with the opportunity to tour, record and perform.
The Moorambilla Voices Regional Boys and Girls Choirs are for primary students in Years 3-6. Following the Skills Development Workshop Tour, talented boys are offered a place in the choir and the chance to participate in the Baradine Residency Camps, Gala Performances, Tours or Concerts and recordings throughout the year. Moorambilla Voices works hard to ensure that any child who is offered a place is supported financially to do so through our policies of inclusion and equity.
The choirs meet for two residency camps, the first one in Baradine, in August and in Dubbo for September for rehearsals and the Gala Concerts. At these camps, they work alongside leading composers, musicians, artists and choreographers to engage in challenging new learning experiences and collaboratively create repertoire for performances. They develop skills in:
Choral singing and repertoire
Music theory and sight-singing
Movement and dance
Drumming and percussion
Creativity in other artistic mediums, like visual arts
Self-discipline and concentration
Performing as part of an ensemble
As well as rehearsing as a choir there will be many opportunities for other activities on camp such as making and playing percussion instruments, lantern making, creating visual art, dancing and connecting to country. There may also be opportunities to work with other artists in residence, as in past years, where the students were involved in painting and weaving the Gala concert backdrop and artworks used to decorate the performance spaces. In short, lots of intensely creative and fun times for all.
The repertoire and skills learnt during the residency camps are put into practice at the annual Moorambilla Gala Concert in September. In 2020 this will take place in Dubbo at the Dubbo Showground and Dubbo Regional Theatre. The boys sign-in at Dubbo Showground, and then perform in four concerts alongside some of Australia’s leading musicians and associate ensembles, including artists from Bangarra, The Song Company and percussionists from Taikoz.
Have you been offered a place?
If you have been selected to take part, congratulations! You are about to experience the magic of Moorambilla!
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