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Rare Voice to Perform on Sunshine Coast

russell_harcourtBRILLIANT COUNTER TENOR

WINNER OF THE DAME JOAN SUTHERLAND AWARD ‘08
RUSSELL HARCOURT

will give one concert only
4pm Sunday March 20th
at ‘Bangalow’
magnificent rainforest home of
Richard and Amanda Mccarthy
94 - 96 Tallgum Drive, Verrierdale

Russell has returned home after completing his scholarship at the London Royal Acacemy of Music, undertaking roles with the late Sir Charles Mckerras and singing with other companies in europe. He is now under contract to Opera Australia for the performance of ‘Partenope’

Russell has been an associate of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden since 2008 and is currently studying on a part-time basis at the National Opera Studio. He has performed in master classes for Emma Kirkby, Michael Chance, Andreas Scholl, Rosalind Plowright and Yvonne Kenny and he is an alumnus of the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programmme. Future engagements include alto soloist in St. Matthew Passion in Leicester and Zelim (cover) La Verità in Cimento for Garsington Festival Opera.

Russell will be accompanied on the piano by Sharolyn Kimmorley AM

Sharolyn Kimmorley is regarded as one of Australia’s finest vocal coaches and accompanists. She has recorded for the ABC, taken part in Chamber Music Concerts, and accompanied some of the world’s most distinguished recitalists including Dame Joan Sutherland, Håkan Hagegård, Bryn Terfel, Joan Carden, Wilhelmenia Fernandez, Sir Thomas Allen, Désirée Rancatore, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, David Hobson, Elizabeth Campbell, Inessa Galante, Kathleen Battle, Peter Coleman-Wright and Cheryl Barker.

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Tickets $35 for Members - $40 for Friends & General Public Mastercard & Visa Accepted - Cash Bar

Contact Pat Hahn on (07) 5473 0809

Dame Joan Sutherland Tribute

Dame Joan Sutherland

In lieu of the Noosa Federation of the Arts Christmas Party we are holding a concert as a tribute to Dame Joan with past finalists of the NFA Dame Joan Sutherland Award Vocal Competition.

Those performing will be:

Georgia Hawes Mezzo Soprano
Kiandra Howarth Soprano
Milica Ilic Soprano
Phillip Prendergast Tenor
Kang Wang Tenor
Josh Rowe Baritone

High tea at Berardos Restaurant,
Hastings Street, Noosa Heads
Sunday 5th December 2010 3.00pm to 5.00pm

Bookings essential...

Phone: Pat Hahn - 5473 0809
Members $40
Non members $45

Please arrive to be seated at 3.00Pm for high tea and performance starting at 3.30Pm

Noosa Federation Of The Arts Recognises Immanuel Musician

Rick Farbach Award 2010MEDIA RELEASE
2 November 2010

Immanuel Lutheran College will tomorrow acknowledge two outstanding musicians when the annual Kerry-Anne McDavitt Music Award and Rick Farbach Jazz Scholarship is presented at an awards ceremony at the College.

Year 11 student Daniel Jonas will receive the 2010 Kerry-Anne McDavitt Music Award and Year 12 student Matthew Ford will receive the 2010 Rick Farbach Jazz Scholarship.

The Kerry-Anne McDavitt Music Award is presented each year to a Year 11 Immanuel student who has displayed outstanding qualities in the areas of leadership, commitment and dedication to music.

The Rick Farbach Jazz Scholarship is sponsored by the Noosa Federation of the Arts and is presented each year to a Year 12 Immanuel student who has displayed excellence, leadership and commitment to music and intends to pursue music beyond their time at Immanuel. This year’s winner, percussionist, bass player, guitarist, composer and singer Matthew Ford, will pursue post-secondary studies in contemporary music at the Gold Coast or Queensland Conservatorium and hopes to become a professional performer.

“Immanuel’s music program nurtures each of our students’ unique musical abilities. We are privileged to have many outstanding student performers as well as a dedicated group of superb music teachers and tutors,” said Principal David Bliss.

Read more: Noosa Federation Of The Arts Recognises Immanuel Musician

World-wide film launch in Noosa

MEDIA RELEASE
12 October 2010

The official world-wide launch of a travelling film exhibition showcasing biospheres from around Australia and the United Kingdom will take place at 5.30pm on Saturday October 23 at the Noosa Viridian Outrigger resort. The launch precedes the Global Eco Conference at the resort.

Meg Lawrence, chairman of the Noosa Federation of the Arts (NFA), has been the powerhouse behind this initiative. “This is a result of my touring the world with our Noosa biosphere film to show how people live in our biosphere and encourage other biospheres to make their own. I’ve met UNESCO representatives from Finalnd, France and Spain to talk about the value of using film to share what they are doing with others.”

Ms Lawrence has been pursuing this objective for several months. She has received submissions from Great Sandy Biosphere, Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, Fitzgerald Biosphere in Western Australia and Devon in the U.K.

The NFA is now compiling highlights of these into one DVD that will travel the world in a box for the next 12 months, with room for other countries to add their own films or photographs along the way.

Read more: World-wide film launch in Noosa

Dame Joan Sutherland Award 2010

The finals of the Dame Joan Sutherland Award vocal competition were held at the Good Shepherd Lutheran College on Friday June 24, as part of the Noosa Long Weekend celebrations.

We had eight excellent finalists - the judges couldn't put a pin between them.   However, on the night, Rebecca Cassidy, soprano, won the Encouragement Award ($1,000). Kiandra Howarth, soprano, won the Margreta Elkins Award ($4,000). Kang Wang, tenor, won the People's Choice ($500) and Anna Lucy Whitehead, lyric spinto soprano, won the prestigious Dame Joan Sutherland Award ($15,000).

Congratulations to Anna and to all the finalists.

More to follow in the next NFA newsletter.