Federation of Arts depicts the meaning in film

Ever a mover and shaker, it looks like Noosa Federation of Arts founder and president Meg Lawrence has made history by initiating and financing what is being touted as the world's first biosphere film.

When people pondered the meaning of biosphere Ms Lawrence was simply not prepared to sit back.

Instead she took it on herself to use the medium of film to get the message across.

The film, directed by Peregian resident and former New York advertising man Richard McCarthy with the script written by Stan May and Richard McCarthy, was premiered at The J last Friday morning.

It is narrated by Rockcote founder and sustainability proponent Bob Cameron, who, in a khaki-clad outfit, references the down-to-earth Aussie style of Hoges (Paul Hogan).

Sporting a brown slouch hat, he stands ankle deep in the ocean.

With a background of perfect blue sky and crystal clear water, Cameron is the link between the biosphere's physical attributes and its sophisticated cultural performances.

"The biosphere is more than creeks, trees, birds and bees - it's us living in nature," Ms Lawrence said.

Source: Noosa News

Excellence In Music Rewarded

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

Year 11 student and percussionist Matthew Ford will receive the 2009 Kerry-Anne McDavitt Music Award and Year 12 student Zac Ansley will receive the 2009 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, vocalist Zac Ansley, will pursue post-secondary studies in music and hopes to become a professional performer.

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Annual General Meeting

NFA_logo_transparentThe NFA  held its 21st AGM on 23rd September, 2009.

Vice Chairman Emeritus, Col. W H (Bert) Wansley, chaired the elections of office bearers.  Re-elected: Chairman, Meg Lawrence OAM, Vice Chairman/Treasurer, Patricia Hahn and Secretary, Suzanne Wright.

Deb Perry was elected to fill the new position of General Manager, and Helen Lawson as Membership Administrator.

Chairmen of Standing Committees: Dame Joan Sutherland Award – Pat Hahn; Schools Instrument Bank, Rick Farbach Jazz Scholarship – Iain MacLean;  Literratti/Librarian – Deb Perry:  NFA Biosphere Concept – Deb Perry.

Russell Harcourt In Concert - One Night Only!

Russell Harcourt

Counter-Tenor Russell Harcourt will be in Noosa for one concert only on July 24 at the home of Louise and Ross Taylor in Noosa Heads.

Russell is the owner of one of the sweetest voices heard in Australia for a long time. He ‘brought the house down’ when he won the Dame Joan Sutherland Award and People’s Choice Mayoral Award in 2008. He is in his first year of study at The Royal Academy of Music in London, and the recipient of many awards including The Australia Council, The Ian Potter Cultural Trust and Josephine Baker Award.

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International Musicians To Star In Noosa

International pianist, Kayo Asahina, and clarinettist Chitaru Asahina, conductor of the Kobe Philharmonic Orchestra, will present a one-off diverse performance of the romantics in the glorious atrium at beautiful ‘Mykonos’ in Sunshine Beach.

Both Kayo and Chitaru hail from Kyoto in Japan, where they share illustrious musical careers. Renowned for their talent as classical musicians, the pair will perform the Romantics, plus Japan’s beloved “Sakura, Sakura” – The Cherry Blossom song.

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