It’s not often that Nambuccans get to experience the sonic force of a full orchestra in their own backyards.
But this Sunday, residents have the chance to do just that and be blown away by the wealth of musical talent being nurtured in our next generation of musicians.
The Chatswood High School Wind Orchestra will drop by to delight Nambucca before they head to the United States for their gig at Carnegie Hall.
The wind orchestra is the showpiece of Sydney’s North Shores’ Chatswood High School and tours the North Coast every year culminating in a performance at the Sydney Opera House.
The group has risen from humble beginnings of 20 musicians in 1980.
Under the direction of Gavin Staines, it now comprises some 65 senior students of grade five Australian Music Examination Board (AMEB) level or higher.
The ensemble has recently been mentored under the tutelage of renowned Australian composer Ralph Hultgren and Dr Mike Fansler from the Western Illinois University.
They will join forces with the Chatswood High Big Band and our own Valla Voices in a special free concert, courtesy of the Nambucca Community Arts Centre committee of management.
Valla Voices is a local group of talented young students from the area who came together a few years ago under the direction of Bonnie Jarman.
The committee invites you to enjoy a musical Sunday afternoon with a selection of popular music from films and West End musicals along with some light classics.
The two-hour concert on Sunday, December 10, at 2.30pm, will include a 20 minute interval with afternoon tea provided.
A gold coin donation would be appreciated.