Performers thrill with music


A HOST of young talent specialising in jazz, comedy, instrument and even folk music packed the Murwillumbah Civic Centre over the weekend.

There was no break for the Murwillumbah Festival of Performing Arts performers or volunteers as more than 100 youths took to the stage in front of family, friends and adjudicators in their respective categories.

Festival president Arthur Holmes said Friday night was one to remember.

“We had our Adults Alive After Five performance.

"It was a big variety show with some singing and dancing from some great local groups,” Mr Holmes said.

Saturday saw youths mainly under 20 in woodwind solo category, and vocal performances in spiritual, operatic aria and jazz.

Yesterday's performances including singing in jazz, folk and popular music.

“It has been mostly under-20s, but we're seeing some future stars in there,” Mr Holmes said.

The music section of the festival will end on Thursday.



9.30am: Primary School choir (no action), junior primary school choir, primary combined vocal and instrumental, primary school choir (action), small schools choir.

1.30pm: Primary School orchestral, recorder.

7pm: Instrumental, classic guitar, jazz instrumental


9.30am: Piano solo, piano duet.

1.30p m: Piano solo, piano accompaniment, piano duet.

7pm: Piano solo, piano sight reading.

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