Club Cowra

Cowra Eisteddfod 2024 Shapes Up

Written by: The Cowra Phoenix

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Cowra Eisteddfod

The Eisteddfod will commence with the Speech & Drama Sections on 1st May, which will be held at Club Cowra and will include solo Recitation - School Verse Choirs and Short Skits. Admission to each session will be $8 Adults & $4 Children.

Instrumental sections will commence on 13th May, followed by all ages of Vocal Sections. These sections will be held in Cowra Civic Centre.

School Bands sections have been well supported this year - and 19 singers will be vying for the coveted Patricia Fagan Operatic Aria with prize money of over $16,000. Adjudicator for the Vocal Sections this year will be the renowned Jonathon Welsh AM. Jonathon is well known as the conductor of the “Choir of Hard Knocks”.

At the end of the Vocal Sections Mr Jonathon Welsh will remain in Cowra for an extra couple of days. He will be conducting a Vocal Workshop for anyone interested - on Monday 20th May.

Then on Tuesday 21st there will be a social evening at Club Cowra for anyone who would like to be involved in meeting Mr Welsh and/or being involved in a instantaneous Pub Choir. More information about these two functions will be available on the Cowra Eisteddfod Facebook page.

The Dancing Sections of the Cowra Eisteddfod has received record entriesand will commence on Monday 20th May - and will run for 14 days straight. Two adjudicators have been engaged to handle the record number of entries.

Pamela Cramp will adjudicate from 20th to 26th May - which will include 10 & 12yrs, School Groups & the Dance Group Weekend.

Christopher Favaloro who will adjudicate from 27th May to 2nd June. This will include the 5 to 8yrs, 14yrs & Open - including all the Senior Championships & Scholarships.

Volunteers are needed urgently to assist in the daily running of the eisteddfod. If you are able to help with one - or more sessions over the three weeks of the eisteddfod - you can fill in a form on the Cowra Eisteddfod webpage or email committee@cowraeisteddfod.com.au - with day/s that you can help. Any session/s that you can give a hand, will be greatly appreciated.

All sessions of the Eisteddfod are open for public attendance. Session Tickets are available at the door - Adults $8 - Child $4. Season Tickets are available for $50 - which covers any session during the 3 weeks (except Dance Group Weekend & the Concert on 7th June.

Tickets for the Group Dance weekend will be available on line - and release date will be announced at a later date. Group Weekend tickets will be $10 per session. The Committee is very excited to present the 70th Anniversary Eisteddfod - and will be celebrating this milestone with a special function later in the year.

Special banners have been organised for display - and 70th Stickers will be placed on every Certificate as a memento.

You are invited to be part of the 70th Anniversary Eisteddfod - as a member, Sponsor, volunteer, audience member, workshop participant or with a donation of food for morning/afternoon teas. You are invited to be part of this special year.

Please come along and join us in celebrating this amazing milestone.

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