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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Arts Federation Paris Bound

Noosa Federation of the Arts cannot help but have a song in its heart since successfully wooing some influential UNESCO figures about a proposal for some biosphere cultural cross- fertilisation.

NFA representatives Deb Perry and Meg Lawrence have been invited to Paris in the (southern hemisphere) spring time and they might well be singing “anything you can do I can do better” after showing local bureaucracy a soft shoe shuffle.

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Musical Instruments Bank

Musical Instrument Bank

The Noosa Federation of the Arts took custody of a Signature series, fine replica of the 1673 Stainer Stradivari cello including a Pernambuco silver mounted cello bow for their highly successful Musical Instruments Bank.

The cello was purchased with a grant from the Queensland Government Gambling Community Benefit fund and is valued at $6645.

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