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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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Entry form submissions postmarked 31st March will only be accepted if they arrive on 31st March.***

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.

Here are links to recent reviews...

whatsonstage.com

opera-britannia.com

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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