Changing of the Guard

Updated management committee details following new appoirntments at the AGM on Friday...

Artistic Advisor Brad Jarrett
Chairman Juanita Overson
Deputy Chairman Joanne Daley
Treasurer Joanne Daley
Secretary Sally Page

Standing committee Dame Joan Sutherland Award Vocal Competition...

Chairman Susan Beaver
Treasurer Joanne Daley
Consultant in General   Meg Lawrence OAM

Dame Joan Sutherland Award 2016

2016 djs auditionsAuditions will be held at Griffith University Conservatorium of Music on 5th June.

Finals will be held in Noosa at 5pm on Friday 22nd July, 2016.

First prize $15,000, Margreta Elkins Award $4,000, Judges Encouragement Award $1,000, People’s Choice $750, Audition Encouragement Award $300

The Award is open to male and female singers between the ages of 20 and 34 years in the following categories– soprano, mezzo, contralto, baritone, bass, tenor, counter-tenor.

Click here for Entry Forms

All entries submitted must be received by 5pm on Friday 29th April 2016.

Afternoon Delight

Afternoon Delight

Kalimera!.. Authentic Greek Easter Celebration

KALIMERA!  Happy Salutations!

You are invited to celebrate a traditional Greek Easter Sunday at 1pm on Sunday 12th April in a magnificent private home overlooking the Peregian Springs golf course.

Experience authentic food, wine, music and dancing.

This fantastic event has been given to NFA by the Greek Association of the Sunshine Coast to help in our quest to raise money for the Dame Joan Sutherland Award 2017.

The Greek Association of the Sunshine Coast is a not-for-profit association, staffed by volunteers, which raises money for charities and projects. Every cent raised goes to that particular charity or project.

Sunday 12th April - 1pm.
Venue: 37 Fairway Parade, Peregian Springs
Tickets: $45 Members, $50 Friends - Cash Bar, Raffles.
Phone bookings essential - Contact: Meg - (07) 5447 4292
Visa and Mastercard only.

Bring Your Friends!

A Feast of Glorious Food and Music

NFA Silver Jubilee DinnerNoosa Federation of the Arts Inc, in association with berardo's

Celebrate our Silver Jubilee in style, with a feast of glorious food and music at berardo’s

NFA is proud to celebrate 25 years nurturing young artists and 16 years supporting young operatic students through the Dame Joan Sutherland Award Vocal Competition.

So join us for this special evening of magical arias and duets along with excerpts from your favourite musicals.

Featuring Guy Booth – Baritone – winner of the 2000 Dame Joan Sutherland Award
Dominique Fegan (Soprano)
Bernard Wheaton (Tenor)
And John Woods (accompanist)

Read more: A Feast of Glorious Food and Music

Mr. Music Man Speaks

Talk to John Woods about anything musical and he’s either been there or done it. John is Noosa Federation of the Arts’ next Afternoon Delight guest speaker, the first for 2015. Afternoon Delight is a bi-monthly series of talks by experts in their field, designed to delight and enhance our knowledge in most things cultural.

What tales John has to tell about his travels around the world. He has accompanied great singers, either in masterclasses or in recital, such as the Dames Joan Sutherland, Janet Baker, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, or Sir Peter Pears and Luigi Alva. Also, the current crop including Joan Rodgers, Amanda Roocroft, Simon Keenlyside, and in particular, Jane Eaglen.

John WoodsBorn in Stirling, Scotland he studied piano and bassoon at The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and won scholarships from The Scottish Arts Council and The Ralph Vaughan Williams Trust to specialise in piano accompaniment at The Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. He has since worked as a guest repetiteur at the R.N.C.M. and The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. In 1992 he joined the staff of The Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University as an accompanist and vocal coach, preparing many of its operas, including the brilliant Australian premiere of Britten’s “Billy Budd”, as part of the 1993 Brisbane Biennial Festival.

Not only, but also, John was Musical Associate for Granada Television. He has credits on a wide range of arts and drama programmes which include “The Dame Joan Hammond Masterclasses”, “Coronation Street”, “Sherlock Holmes” and “Lost Empires”, the eight-hour serialisation of the J.B. Priestley novel in which he worked with the late Sir Laurence Olivier. So, be prepared for a most entertaining afternoon.

During his talk John will be performing on a Schimmel 205T Recital Hall grand piano which responds beautifully to a master musician’s touch.

This Afternoon Delight will be held in the magnificent waterside home of Gwyneth Yuill and John Deshon who have been gracious enough to lend it to NFA for this fund-raising event. Funds raised are for the Dame Joan Sutherland Vocal Competition Award 2017.

Time: 2.30 – 4pm
Date: Friday 27th February 2015
Venue: 131 Shorehaven Drive, Noosa Waters

As the venue is a private home bookings are essential: Members $20, Friends and Gen. public $25 Coffee, tea available. Cash bar

Phone: Moya Aland on (07) 5474 4854 or 0417 848 280 Visa and MasterCard accepted.