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FESTIVAL I 2225 September

COONAMBLE,

BARADINE & GULARGAMBONE NSW

Lantern bird created by Jilly Jackson lightn’up Image by Karen Watson


from the artistic director

welcome

Vibrant colour, exciting musical collaborations, artists, singers, instrumentalists and composers are all combining

to give real momentum to Moorambilla 2011.

A regional festival that not only celebrates the landscape, legends and lifelines of the participants but one that is just so

good you have to keep coming back!

The fruits of our innovative collaborations will be on display for all to see and hear this year as we add concerts in Baradine,

and Gulargambone to the four exceptional concerts we already have in Coonamble, as well as an outstanding Regional Arts

show specifically for the festival. Expect to see the remarkable regional children in the choirs of Moorambilla voices and the

MAXed OUT! company (now 180+ members strong) as they perform works about the Macquarie Marshes, our river systems,

and the vibrant works of art based on tree scaring in Warren by the Ngemba Wailwan artists with our choir in

residence the Leichhardt Espresso Chorus and guest musicians. You can see some of these works featured in this festival

flyer, and many more from the region will be on display for all at the festival thanks to the vision and support of Outback Arts

and the Coonamble Council who have committed to a three year partnership with the festival (2011 – 2013).

In concert and in workshops be astounded (again!) by the brilliance of TaikOz, the sheer strength and beauty of Sydney Brass

and some of the most inventive, quirky and downright wonderful workshop presenters yet assembled for the festival.

Participate in free community workshops to create fire sculptures for the Festival Gala Concert at the new Coonamble Pavilion,

lose yourself in a full symphonic orchestra – the Sydney Youth Orchestra’s flagship no less, who will be our guest festival

ensemble in residence until 2013 – a first for the region and a wonderful opportunity for audiences and performers to experience

new Australian works written by some of this countries leading composers about this remarkable region just for you!

Moorambilla 2011: expect excellence, expect visual and musical innovation and above all expect to experience the warmth

of Coonamble hospitality. COME ON – WE DARE YOU TO SING.

Michelle Leonard

Artistic Director Moorambilla Festival & Voices

www.moorambilla.com

The background paintings in this booklet were created by the Ngemba Wailwan artists collective in Warren

Images in this booklet have been provided by Karen Watson & Jamie-Lea Hodges (Outback Arts)


key events 2011

THURSDAY 22 September

2pm Open rehearsal workshop of 2011 commissions Baradine Memorial Hall

6pm Proms style concert with SYO Flagship

and Moorambilla Voices and guest artists Baradine Memorial Hall

FRIDAY 23 September

2pm MAXed OUT premiere concert with

SYO Flagship Orchestra

Plaza Theatre Coonamble

3.30pm Outback Archies of Landscape & Legends St Patricks Hall Coonamble

5.30pm Massed choir moment workshop Plaza Theatre Coonamble

7.30pm Big Band Cabaret Coonamble RSL

SATURDAY 24 September

9am Workshop #1 and Creative Culture Markets Coonamble Main Street

10am Jazz and High Tea Monterey Café

11am Workshop #2 and Creative Culture Markets Coonamble Main Street

12pm Lunch Main Street Businesses Coonamble

1.30pm Lunchtime Concert featuring

Moorambilla Voices and guest artists

Plaza Theatre Coonamble

3pm Creative Culture Markets Coonamble Main Street

7.00pm Gala Festival Concert featuring

Moorambilla Voices and guest artists

Fire sculptures will be on display

Coonamble Pavilion

8.30pm Coonamble Crooners karaoke competition Bucking Bull Hotel

SUNDAY 25 September

9am Workshop #3 and Creative Culture Markets Coonamble Main Street

10am Jazz and High Tea Monterey Café

10.45am Workshop wonders concert Plaza theatre

1.30pm 2828 Luncheon Gulargambone

MONDAY 26 September Macquarie Marshes tour –

contact Steve Baldwin, Coonamble Council, (02) 6822 4532. Approx cost $25.

www.moorambilla.com


workshops

1. TAIKO DRUMMING

Some people wait all year to do this

workshop. Experience the discipline and

raw energy of this ancient drumming

art form from Japan with arguably the

countries leading percussion ensemble

TAIKOZ. Places strictly limited

– not to be missed.

Ian Cleworth, Kevin Mann

3. MAKIN’ MOVIES AT MOORAMBILLA:

An operatic journey through the Tunnel

of Love with Romeo and Juliette and the

Sultans of Swingle via Steven Spielberg,

David Lynch and the Lumiere Brothers!

Come and relive the 80s and 90s

(that’s 1880s and ‘90s!) with Moorambilla

Workshop diva Nadia Piave and piano

demon Luke Byrne as they guide

you through the creation of a

musical masterpiece.

Nadia Piave, Luke Byrne

2. JAPANESE SWORD DANCING:

Feeling fit? Want to see what all the

fuss was about last year? Come along

and sweat it out with two of the best

instructors in the business from TAIKOZ

– you saw it in concert last year, now

try it for yourself – don’t be shy now!

Tom Royce Hampton, Anton Lock

4. ARMENIAN MAYHEM:

Love to sing? Love to dance?

Want to know more about one of the

oldest cultures in the world from one

of Moorambilla’s favourite presenters?

This workshop is a favourite, come and

see why we all love Stephan.

Stephan Kooper

FREE COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS:

Work with renown facilitator and artist Philip Relf of IKARA to create magnificent fire sculptures for display at the Festival Gala Concert on

Saturday night of the festival. Workshops will commence on Tuesday 20 September. Young, and the young at heart are all most welcome to

attend. More details on times and Venues in September through Row Mcrae or from the website. Bubbles, magic, fairy dust and facepainting...

catch Fairy Emilie in the main street of Coonamble for the festival. Both FREE community activities donated to the festival by Max and Sofia

Robinson - flutter your fairy wings like a firebird and sing!

www.moorambilla.com

GRAB A WORKSHOP PASS – 3 WORKSHOPS ONLY $90


workshops

www.moorambilla.com

5. MOORAMBILLA MUMMA

Get funky, get down and write, sing

and groove with the extraordinary

talent of Billie McCarthy in Workshop at

this years Moorambilla festival. Since

the very first year Billie has featured as

guest artist and workshop presenter

– come and find out why we think she

is FABULOUS. Billie McCarthy

7. NGEMBA WAILWAN

ART WORKSHOP

Come along and learn the colourful

art of traditional mark making patterns

based on the ancient symbols found on

the indigenous scar trees around the

Macquarie Marshes. Participants pay

$15 fee on the day for materials

(cut primed canvas and paint).

Ngemba Wailwan Artists

MASSED CHOIR MOMENT:

Always wanted to sing with a FULL

symphonic orchestra in a HUGE and

fabulous choir??...then this is your chance

– excerpts from Messiah, Carmina Burana

and more, all welcome. Go to the website

to download your voice part and SING!!!!

Michelle Leonard

6. TIN THINGS

Local Coonamble artist Val Hooper and

her remarkable daughters will show you

the secrets behind these fabulous things

made from recycled materials, expect to

make something to take home that is a

personalised work of art – places strictly

limited – materials and laughs provided.

Val Hooper

GRAB A WORKSHOP PASS – 3 WORKSHOPS ONLY $90

8. SAND PAINTING FROM

THE RIDGE

Thorungilla Artist Karin Thurston

will deliver a workshop on the Local

Lightning Ridge Indigenous style of

sand painting. Participants pay a $15

for materials on the day – don’t miss

this unique opportunity.

Karin Thurston

9. JUSTIN BEAR – COME ON

DOWN COUNTRY

He’s back!!! Justin one of our favourite

presenters and Tamworths favourite

Son will help you compose a real

country style ballad, even teaching you

how to yodel a chorus if necessary!

Justin Bear


workshops

10. EMU EGG CARVING

Traditional and contemporary

techniques by Coonamble local artist

Jos Greenaway. Participants will need

to purchase a hand blown egg for $10

on the day to do this class.

Jos Greenaway

12. A TASTE OF GREECE

During these sessions you will learn

to sing traditional Greek songs from

the beautiful islands and mainland of

Greece and experience some of its

joyous and festive dancing in a lively

7/8 time. You will also experience the

beautiful melodic writing of the popular

Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis.

Stephanie Mormanis

11. EL CORO MUSIC FROM

SOUTH AMERICA

Emerse yourself in the rhythms,

harmonies and sensational melodies

from South America. O la!

Margot McLaughlin

EL CORO

EXPLORING CHORAL MUSIC OF THE HISPANIC WORLD

EXPLORANDO LA MÚSICA CORAL DEL MUNDO HISPANO

13. TRADITIONAL INDIGENOUS

BASKET WEAVING

Join Louise Marne – Indigenous Basket

weaver as she teaches you how to

weave baskets and dilly bags from

materials gathered from the Macquarie

Marshes. Experience the beauty and

practicality of this ancient traditional

craft. Materials provided.

Louise Marne

Presenters are subject to change, however all efforts will be made to find suitable replacements

MOORAMBILLA WORKSHOP PASS $90

PICK three workshops and sign up online, via email or via phone. The three workshops do NOT include the

bonus Massed choir moment • Coonamble Coordinator: Row Mcrae • Website: www.moorambilla.com

Phone: 0457 258 489 • Email: festivaladmin@moorambilla.com

www.moorambilla.com

GRAB A WORKSHOP PASS – 3 WORKSHOPS ONLY $90

Photo courtesy Trish Davies


festival food & fun pass

The Festival Food Pass ($170) includes the following meals and activities:

FRIDAY 23 SEPTEMBER

3.30pm Outback Archies – of landscapes, legends and lifelines –

gala opening and drinks St Patricks Hall

7.30pm Friday Big Band Cabaret Concert – RSL

SATURDAY 24 SEPTEMBER

10am – 3.30pm Sumptuous morning and afternoon tea

with live Jazz by the BJ’s at the Monterey Café

5.30pm Pre Gala Concert BBQ – Pavilion

8.45pm Post concert Coonamble Crooners Karaoke and tapas – Bucking Bull

(includes first well earned drink)

SUNDAY 25 SEPTEMBER

10am Another memorable morning tea, and probably more dancing to the BJ’s!

1.30pm Sunday festival luncheon and entertainment – 2828 Gulargambone

This year our festival fun and food pass will focus on showcasing the very best regional and

homemade produce as well as some outstanding Jazz. Cakes, slices, buffet diners and old

fashioned country hospitality is what makes this part of Moorambilla so great! Make sure this

year you also take the opportunity to visit the main street businesses for lunch and hearty

breakfasts they have some fabulous surprises in store!

MOORAMBILLA FESTIVAL FOOD PASS $170

Coonamble Coordinator: Row Mcrae • Website: www.moorambilla.com

Ph: 0457 258 489 • Email: festivaladmin@moorambilla.com

www.moorambilla.com


concert tickets

THURSDAY 22 September

Baradine Proms Concert

FRIDAY 23 September

6pm Price by generous donation

to the Moorambilla voices

scholarship fund

MAXed OUT 2pm Plaza Theatre $15 adult $10 conc

Premiere concert Coonamble

Outback Archies Art Show 3.30pm St Patricks Hall Entry by gold coin donation

Big Band from 8.30pm Coonamble RSL $25

Cabaret Club

SATURDAY 24 September

(not including food)

The BJ’s 10 – 3pm Monterey Café $15 includes high tea

Lunchtime Concert 1.30pm Plaza Theatre $15 adult $10 conc

featuring Moorambilla Voices

and guest artists

Coonamble

Festival Gala Concert featuring 7pm Coonamble $30 adult $20 conc/child

Moorambilla Voices, SYO Flagship

TaikOz and Sydney Brass

SUNDAY 25 September

Pavilion $70 family tix (2 adults, 2 children)

The BJ’s 10 – 12 noon Monterey Café $15 includes high tea

Lunchtime Concert 12 noon Plaza Theatre $15 adult $10 conc

Workshop Wonders Coonamble

N.B all those performing in the concert do not pay to attend Cabaret Club & Monterey Cafe entry included in Food Pass.

www.moorambilla.com

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS:

Coonamble Coordinator: Row Mcrae • Website: www.moorambilla.com

Ph: 0457 258 489 • Email: festivaladmin@moorambilla.com


Outback Arts Showcase

“CREATIVE CULTURE MARKETS” – Main Street Coonamble

Among the extravagant arts scene of the 2011 Landscapes, Legends and Lifelines festival

theme there will also be outstanding regional hand made crafts and produce available at the

Saturday and Sunday Main Street “creative culture markets”. Expect unique handmade wood

carvings, iron works, recycled art, artisan jewellery, Indigenous crafts and emerging artists work

on canvas from the region, as well as delicious preserves and cakes, seasonal produce and the

now infamous “Moorambilla Voices chooks” – fabulously quirky soft sculptures for sale to raise

money for choral scholarships by local artist Ann Nixon.

OUTBACK ARCHIES OF LANDSCAPE AND LEGENDS – St Patricks Hall

The Outback Archies of Landscape, Legends and Lifelines, aims to foster and support artists and

perpetuate the memories of the great Australians and landscapes that can be found surrounding

our communities. We live in a land of contradictions; devastating drought and roaring bushfires,

blinding dusts storms and flooding rains but as a community we persevere and we learn to see

the beauty hidden within.

Through art, we will explore the stories of courage and perseverance, doubt and

uncertainty, hope and a blossoming future. Behind each person is a different story.

Behind each artist is an unknown landscape of possibilities.

This exciting new aspect of the festival showcases our commitment to working closely with

Outback Arts, Orana Arts, West of the Darling arts and the unique organisations in this region

who create, support and mentor our blossoming visual artists to ensure we have a festival that is

a showcase for the region’s capacity now and into the future.

Awards will be given for Landscape, Legend, and emerging artist categories with entries and

prizes assessed by a Panel.

Special thanks to the team at Outback Arts for initiating and coordinating this festival event, and

to their supporters Robert Stein Winery and Vineyard and the outstanding artists involved. Work

will be on display, and for sale during the entire festival weekend.

www.moorambilla.com

Proud sponsor


Moorambilla Voices

The remarkable choirs of Moorambilla Voices will be celebrating 6 years in 2011. In this time

it has grown from one choir of 38 boys to three choirs totalling over 180 voices, and a yearly

program of workshops, camps, recordings, performances and tours. Each year, Michelle

Leonard, Artistic Director of Moorambilla Voices, sees over 2,000 students for skills development

workshops in 80 schools in the region to ensure ALL have the opportunity to dare to sing, read

music and thrive in a creative environment. Michelle then selects children to participate in the

yearly program for children from year 3 until year 11 in the three choirs: Moorambilla Regional

Girls Choir, Moorambilla Regional Boys Choir and the high school based MAXed OUT company.

Children and youth are selected to participate in the program based entirely on merit and musical

capacity NOT financial circumstance – this has always been a core value of the choirs and

integral to its growth and success. Both in Camps in Baradine and in performances in Coonamble

and beyond, the children have the opportunity to work with some of the most outstanding

musicians, composers and visual artists operating in Australia today. Since its inception, the

choirs of Moorambilla Voices have created 43 works about the legends, landscape and lifelines

of the inhabitants of this region of NSW and represented Australian music at the highest level on

recording compilations and radio broadcasts.

We thank all the supporters of Moorambilla Voices over the past six years, both government, town

fundraising groups and private individuals who believe in our pursuit of musical excellence, new

Australian music and equity of opportunity for all children, indigenous and non-indigenous alike.

The project is dependent on the generous donations of supporters. Help continue the

opportunities for development and performances by Moorambilla Voices by supporting the on

going work of the choirs. Please go to the www.moorambilla.com to make a donation or contact

Stephanie Hutchinson 0448 808 903 email: voicesadmin@moorambilla.com for more information.

DONATIONS OVER $2 ARE TAX-DEDUCTIBLE

www.moorambilla.com


artists & ensembles

LEC – choir in residence – (since 2005)

Is committed to innovation, support for new Australian choral music and the pursuit of excellence in community

music. As choir in residence with the Moorambilla Festival, the Leichhardt Espresso Chorus has been

instrumental in mentoring regional children’s choirs and encouraging the formation of adult choirs in outback

NSW. This year, LEC will co-commission and perform works by Gerard Brophy as Moorambilla celebrates this

years theme Legends and Landscapes. For more details on our program visit www.espressochorus.org.au

SYO – Guest festival ensemble in residence

Sydney Youth Orchestras is proud to collaborate with the Moorambilla Festival to bring the power and

excitement of a full symphony orchestra to the Festival. After bringing its TangoOz ensemble to Moorambilla

in 2010, in 2011 the full Sydney Youth Orchestra will be touring with its artistic director and chief conductor

Max McBride, in performances featuring a newly written concerto for Flute and Clarinet by leading Australian

composer George Palmer.

Sydney Brass – festival artists 2011

Formed in 1958 as The Sydney Brass Ensemble by the late Cliff Goodchild (Principal Tuba, Sydney

Symphony Orchestra) with four of his colleagues from the brass section of the SSO, the ensemble gained

an immediate reputation as a dynamic group of fine instrumentalists. In 1987 the ensemble was reformed by

Cliff’s son Paul Goodchild (Associate Principal Trumpet, SSO) and named Sydney Brass.

TaikOz – Moorambilla Voices ensemble in residence – (since 2009)

TaikOz is a high-energy ensemble renowned for its physicality and spirit. Combining the visceral power of the

taiko with the ethereal, translucent sound of the bamboo shakuhachi, TaikOz is exploring a synthesis of East

and West, old and new. Since 1997 TaikOz has established a unique performance aesthetic that reflects the

group’s passionate dedication to the forms of wadaiko and a desire to create new music for today’s audiences.

Other Ensembles

The Moorambilla Festival is proud to showcase the outstanding regional Jazz ensembles – Great Western

Plains Big Band, and the Coonamble BJ’s again in 2011. They will be joined by the Hot flats choir from Warren

and Trangie, the Coonamble Singers, and the Dubbo Harmony Singers and the Warren Choir from Sydney as

regional and community vocal ensembles at this years festival.

www.moorambilla.com


MEDIA PARTNER

The Moorambilla festival would not be possible without the extensive support of the Coonamble community and business houses who advocate, volunteer and participate

in this yearly event to showcase their capacity as remarkable regional leaders in the community arts. The commitment of the Coonamble Shire council and Outback arts

both inkind and financial, as well as our regional media partner ABC regional radio has helped enormously to support this community and the communities of far western

NSW Moorambilla represents. To all those who make this event, our performers, artists, musicians, composers, organisers and volunteers THANK YOU!

w w w.moorambilla.com CO M E O N W E DA R E YO U TO S I N G !

works on oil and canvas Ngemba Wailwan artists collective Warren 2010

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