Woden Valley Youth Choir sang at Reconciliation at the Park on Monday 27 May. Australis Voices sang the anthem in Ngunawal language on ABC Radio Canberra and Olivia and Belinda were interviewed. Listen to the interview by sliding the timer to the 60 minute mark.
What started 50 years ago in the lounge room of a home in the then developing Woden Valley has become a constant force in the cultural life of the capital and an important avenue for young people to literally find their voice.
Recipients shine at the 2019 Canberra Gold Awards
After a rocky start when the NCA demanded, but then waived a $2000 staging fee, this year’s Carols by Candlelight at Stage 88 were a spectacular success. Around 9000 people arrived for the 74th annual event on December 18, raising valuable funds for the Domestic Violence Crisis Service.
The annual Carols are Canberra’s largest and are made possible by a dedicated crew of volunteers and sponsorship from the Canberra community.
Alpha Gregory, WVYC Artistic Director from 1996 to 2016 was awarded the Order of Australia Medal as part of the 2018 Australia Day celebrations.
Canberra’s big traditional carols by candlelight started in 1945, outside Parliament House, the crowd celebrating the first peacetime Christmas in six years, holding aloft “candles, hurricane lamps and kerosene-burning lamps”. – Photo & article courtesy of The Canberra Times.
Woden Valley Youth Choir Artistic Director, Kimberley Steele, announced four new choirs including one specialising in young males with changing voices.
On a bright, windy, Sunday morning, 30 children were sitting together on the grass in a eucalypt forest at the National Arboretum, with their eyes closed, quietly listening…