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50 years: Thank you for the music

Wednesday, 14th August, 2019

Morgan Street students from the Junior and Senior Choirs, Verse Speaking Choirs and Morgie Musos putting together a little jam  session before the Eisteddfod. PICTURE: Emily McInerney Morgan Street students from the Junior and Senior Choirs, Verse Speaking Choirs and Morgie Musos putting together a little jam session before the Eisteddfod. PICTURE: Emily McInerney

For 50 years talented singers, performers and musicians have been able to put on a show, thanks to the Eisteddfod.

There will be big celebrations when the 50th annual Eisteddfod gets underway on Saturday at the Civic Centre.

The anniversary event will run until August 21.

The weekend’s performances will include piano, instrumental and vocal on Sunday with the Pop Show.

Following on Monday will be the school choirs and instrumental.

There will be a special opening ceremony after the infants’ choir performance on Monday at 9.30am.

On Monday night the Pop Stars Final will be hosted.

Tuesday will see the speech and drama sections and then the verse speaking choirs will wrap it all up on Wednesday.

There will be a number of surprise guests including a few Golden Oldies special guests.

The adjudicator is William Moxey who is a baritone soloist and has performed in many choirs and orchestras including the  

Queensland of Conservatorium Singers, Queensland University Musical Society, Sydney Philharmonia and many more.

He has worked as a member of the quartet ‘Vocalise’ and as a soloist and chorister with eminent conductors.

He directs singing groups and choirs and has also conducted Mary Poppins and Karl Jenkin’s The Armed Man.

Organiser Merrilyn Podnar said there were a great number of entries in all categories this year.

She said piano was very popular along with singing.

“We encourage everyone to come along and support all the talented locals who have entered into the Eisteddfod,” Mrs Podnar said.

Saturday’s events start at 9am with Sunday to Tuesday’s events starting at 9.30am and Wednesday’s at 10am.

Programs cost $4 and are for sale at Broken Hill Music in Oxide Street.

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