Music Matters – November 2014

Posted by in MusicMatters | November 3, 2014

Those that made it to the concert at the Peppin Heritage Centre last Friday were treated to some amazing and eclectic sounds by the all girl a Capella group, Aluka. A Capella is a style of vocals, where one or more voices sing without accompaniment from an instrument.   These girls were able to use their voices to quite brilliantly emulate various instruments using nothing but their larynx and lips! Their harmonies were original and dynamic. The concerts were enjoyed in Deniliquin, Barham and Finley over the course of three days where they were received most warmly by our wonderful communities.

That was the last concert in the South West Music Concert series for 2014, which has seen some of the most talented musicians in the land come and perform for us. Aluka, Enigma and Lior, just to name a few. We are very happy to be presenting these concerts with the enduring assistance of Arts NSW

However! Plotting is well underway for next years concert series that should include something for everybody, (perhaps with exception of Elvis fans, sorry).

We have some piano trios, some sublime guitarists, cutting edge jazz, and a concert pianist, to name just a few. Some possible new exciting venues may be on the agenda as well. Stay tuned!

We are also restoring the monthly student recitals in our newly appointed concert hall, where students have an opportunity to display their acquired talents, on a regular basis in a formal concert setting. This is a very important facet in a student’s career, building resilience and performance practice. It is another example of why Regional Conservatoriums throughout NSW are such a vital thread in the fabric of country life, providing a life long continuum of music education in regional communities.

As the year relentlessly rushes to it’s ultimate end, I would encourage parents and interested adults to consider booking a spot for your charges or yourselves to commence learning a musical instrument at South West Music, a priceless gift that is really a privilege for anyone to receive or bestow.  Our expert teachers have got limited spots available in a range of instruments. Drop us a line, or come in and see us Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. We would love to see you!

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