Dame Joan Award Doubles In Size And Talent

The Dame Joan Sutherland Vocal Awards has doubled its entries this year attracting 28 entrants from artists as far afield as Darwin and Western Australia,

Noosa Federation of Arts (NFA) Chairman Meg Lawrence said today. Ms Lawrence said the NFA started the Awards in 1990 and took them National in 2008 to support and encourage classical vocal artists had achieved credibility and notoriety amongst classical singers.

“This is the only Dame Joan Sutherland award in Australia and offers the highest regional financial prizes,” Ms Lawrence said.

“Over the past few years the awards have gained credibility and a reputation of the highest order.”

Ms Lawrence said first place included a prize purse of $15,000 to assist singers with study, travel, coaching and progressing their vocal career.

“It is highly sought after and attracts the highest calibre of talent,” she said.

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Critically acclaimed artists return to Noosa

Lipman Harp DuoInternationally renowned Harpists Sebastien and Sayo Lipman will perform an intimate concert in Noosa on Saturday March 13 hosted by Noosa Federation of the Arts (NFA).

Taking place on the rooftop of the Noosa Blue Resort, this unique performance will blend the angelic sound of two harps with the setting sun.

“It will be a truly romantic evening of music. There is something mesmerising about two harps being played in unison,” said Meg Lawrence, NFA Chairman.

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Dame Joan Sutherland Award 2014

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Dame Joan Sutherland Award 2014

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Russell Harcourt in Handel's Semele

Dame Joan Sutherland Award winner Russell Harcourt is currently performing in London in the Royal Academy Opera Production of Handel's Semele at the Royal Academy Of Music.

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