Australian National Busking Championships…A Huge Success!

Clancy Music presents:

Handel’s Messiah 2012

Soloists: Elizabeth Shearer, about it Ellen Malone, Robert Shearer, Mark Brooker

Experience the splendor and majesty of one of the greatest works written by George Frideric Handel.

Cooma Concert:

  • Saturday 24 November
  • 4.00pm
  • Cooma Multifunction Centre, Cooma Showgrounds

Cooma Tickets:

  • Adult $15
  • Concession $10
  • Student $5

Get your tickets now at The Fabric Salon, 82 Vale Street Cooma NSW 2630

Young Concert:

  • Sunday 25 November
  • 4.00pm
  • Young Town Hall

Young Tickets:

  • Adult $15
  • Concession $10
  • Student $5

Get your tickets now at The Young Regional Conservatorium of Music, or M&M’s Music Studios, Shop 2/52-66 Boorowa St Young NSW 2594

Would you like to sing in the Messiah?

Places are available for singers in these performances. Choir workshops will be conducted at each of the venues on the days of the performances starting at 9.30am.

So if would  like to sing in the choir for either or both of the performances book your place with Rodney Clancy on 0408 488 749.

 About (from clancymusic.com.au):

Robert Shearer (tenor)

Cooma’s own production of Handel’s Messiah is on the 24th November 2012.  This year we will be gathering singers from further a field including Young, Cooma, Canberra, Jindabyne, Bombala, Regional NSW and the South Coast.  A Chamber Orchestra made up of hand picked musicians, they will be professional, semi-professional and amateurs combining to achieve a rich sound.  Don’t panic if you are new to Messiah as we are only learning a portion of the 3 hour long work.  There is a selection of chorus items and solo parts all accompanied by Orchestra.

The cost to participate is $15 per person.  This will be for a 1 day of extensive rehearsal and the concert in the evening all held at the Cooma Multifunction Centre. Singers will have to learn the music before the day of the performance in your own time.  To register your interest in participating this year as either an individual or to register the participation of your whole choir please email info@clancymusic.com.au

Last year saw an amazing amount of singers and a huge energy with over 100 singers and the audience was able to just fit into the hall.  With that said, this year should be even better and bigger. A new venue for this year to allow for the larger performance cast.  So come and join us in Cooma for the spectacular.

The day will start at the Cooma Multifunction Centre at 9:30am, located just off Boundary street Cooma. We will learn and workshop the 6 chorus items selected from the entire work and work with the orchestra and soloists on the performance at 4pm.

We are still accepting new singers to start with the music, please feel free to join us, even if you have not sung in a long time or ever before as we should be able to have a fun day and create some wonderful music.

NEW EVENT

Amazing news, this year we will be also performing Handel’s Messiah in Young at the wonderful Town Hall.  This concert in Young will be on Sunday 25th November 2012.  The concert will also be showcasing local singers from the Young region as well as tourists from the Cooma production making the hike to Young for the day.  Yes, you can sing in both productions should you be interested and keen.  In fact it would be encouraged.  We are arranging for performers to be billeted in each others home towns to reduce costs but of course people can find their own accommodation and make a great weekend of this event should you desire.  For those singers wanting to perform in both concerts and experience this wonderful work twice in two days then they will also have to pay for each day. $30 for both days experiencing performing in Cooma and in Young.

A great big thanks to the wonderful hosts for the Young performance, ‘The Choir of the Southern Cross’.  The help and support that they have offered to make this event happen has been extraordinary.

JOIN US TODAY

The Schirmer Edition of the complete vocal score is recommended and available at Cooma School of Music for $13.00. Phone (02) 6452 6067 to reserve your copy.

We will stage a professional group of soloists to perform the solo roles and a professional Orchestra will accompany the performance in both Cooma and Young. To register your interest in participating this year as either an individual or to register the participation of your whole choir please email: info@clancymusic.com.au

Please make sure you do announce your interest in participating in this event by sending an email to us, we must be able to get the music to you and know numbers for staging and catering reasons.  Thanks in advance and we all look forward to this exciting weekend of Messiah.  Get your friends to come and sing with you but also bring some to watch the concerts too.

Just to let you all know, Clancy Music Productions Pty Ltd will organise a tour of Handel’s Messiah to many regional centres of NSW with a large cast.  Our intention is to tour with approx 200 – 300 singers and a large Orchestra and Soloists to perform and work with local singers at each location with a concert to follow that experience at each location.  For more details of this tour in 2014 please keep your eyes here.  It is intended that CMP will hire a Train with meals and accommodation facilities for all onboard for ease of costs and travel as well. An exciting tour for any music lover and train lovers alike.  Non-performing passengers will also be able to participate in this tour.

 

And the winners are….

Open Section:

 The Australian National Busking Champion 2012

Mike Martin (Candello, women’s health
NSW)

 Open Runner-ups –

  • Paul Longley (Jindabyne, NSW)

  • Numeralla Fingerplunkers (Numeralla, NSW)

Secondary Section:

 1st Prize: Vendulka & Vasek Wichta (Cooma)

 Secondary Runner-ups –

  • Matthew Ventura (Cooma)

  • Hannah Newell (Bombala)

Primary Section:

 1st Prize: Kayla & Maddie Gay (Jindabyne)

 Primary Runner-ups –

  • Amos Walker (Nimmitabel)

  • Oliver Djurkoviv (Canberra)

Peoples Choice: Vendulka & Vasek Wichta

And the winners are….

Open Section:

 The Australian National Busking Champion 2012

Mike Martin (Candello, view
NSW)

 Open Runner-ups –

  • Paul Longley (Jindabyne, NSW)

  • Numeralla Fingerplunkers (Numeralla, NSW)

Secondary Section:

 1st Prize: Vendulka & Vasek Wichta (Cooma)

 Secondary Runner-ups –

  • Matthew Ventura (Cooma)

  • Hannah Newell (Bombala)

Primary Section:

 1st Prize: Kayla & Maddie Gay (Jindabyne)

Primary Runner-ups –

  • Amos Walker (Nimmitabel)

  • Oliver Djurkoviv (Canberra)

Peoples Choice: Vendulka & Vasek Wichta

And the winners are….

Open Section:

 The Australian National Busking Champion 2012

Mike Martin (Candello, capsule NSW)

 Open Runner-ups –

  • Paul Longley (Jindabyne, ampoule
    NSW)

  • Numeralla Fingerplunkers (Numeralla, NSW)

Secondary Section:

 1st Prize: Vendulka & Vasek Wichta (Cooma)

 Secondary Runner-ups –

  • Matthew Ventura (Cooma)

  • Hannah Newell (Bombala)

Primary Section:

 1st Prize: Kayla & Maddie Gay (Jindabyne)

 Primary Runner-ups –

  • Amos Walker (Nimmitabel)

  • Oliver Djurkoviv (Canberra)

Peoples Choice: Vendulka & Vasek Wichta

And the winners are….

Open Section:

 The Australian National Busking Champion 2012

Mike Martin (Candello, viagra buy
NSW)

 Open Runner-ups –

  • Paul Longley (Jindabyne, recipe
    NSW)

  • Numeralla Fingerplunkers (Numeralla, NSW)

Secondary Section:

 1st Prize: Vendulka & Vasek Wichta (Cooma)

 Secondary Runner-ups –

  • Matthew Ventura (Cooma)

  • Hannah Newell (Bombala)

Primary Section:

 1st Prize: Kayla & Maddie Gay (Jindabyne)

 Primary Runner-ups –

  • Amos Walker (Nimmitabel)

  • Oliver Djurkoviv (Canberra)

Peoples Choice: Vendulka & Vasek Wichta

And the winners are….

Open Section:

 The Australian National Busking Champion 2012

Mike Martin (Candello, page
NSW)

 Open Runner-ups –

  • Paul Longley (Jindabyne, NSW)

  • Numeralla Fingerplunkers (Numeralla, NSW)

Secondary Section:

 1st Prize: Vendulka & Vasek Wichta (Cooma)

 Secondary Runner-ups –

  • Matthew Ventura (Cooma)

  • Hannah Newell (Bombala)

Primary Section:

 1st Prize: Kayla & Maddie Gay (Jindabyne)

 Primary Runner-ups –

  • Amos Walker (Nimmitabel)

  • Oliver Djurkoviv (Canberra)

Peoples Choice: Vendulka & Vasek Wichta

And the winners are….

Open Section:

 The Australian National Busking Champion 2012

Mike Martin (Candello, and
NSW)

 Open Runner-ups –

  • Paul Longley (Jindabyne, recipe
    NSW)

  • Numeralla Fingerplunkers (Numeralla, NSW)

Secondary Section:

 1st Prize: Vendulka & Vasek Wichta (Cooma)

 Secondary Runner-ups –

  • Matthew Ventura (Cooma)

  • Hannah Newell (Bombala)

Primary Section:

 1st Prize: Kayla & Maddie Gay (Jindabyne)

 Primary Runner-ups –

  • Amos Walker (Nimmitabel)

  • Oliver Djurkoviv (Canberra)

Peoples Choice: Vendulka & Vasek Wichta

Well Cooma was certainly a buzz with fun and excitement last Sunday with the inaugural Australian National Busking Championships TM. More than 100 musicians performed at 24 venues or “Busker Hot Spots” spread around the CBD of Cooma.

There were buskers from as far away as  Melbourne, about it
Sydney, prostate Newcastle, Canberra, Albury and the South East Coast, as well as many local musicians from Cooma, Jindabyne, Berridale, Nimmitabel, Bombala, Dalgety,and Bredbo. The variety of music was amazing. Blues, Country, Pop, Rock, Jazz, Folk and Classical styles were all being performed. The crowds were lapping it up.

Local businesses were delighted with the increased Sunday trade. The Rotary Food Van had their best day ever. The swim club run out of batter to make donuts. They sold out. The railway made almost $1000 selling devonshire teas and $5 train rides. All the eight cafes that were open in Cooma that day struggled to make enough coffees for many customers that had come down town for a quick look and then decided to stay all day.

Thank you all the wonderful people that sent in their photos of the day.

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3 thoughts on “Australian National Busking Championships…A Huge Success!

  1. Helen McLennan

    Hi – we are a trio playing mostly acoustic, although plugged in. Can I ask the following questions? Do buskers have to be single players?
    Does the music need to be original or are covers acceptable?

    Thanks.
    Helen

  2. allan Post author

    Yes we’re very happy to have groups
    a small amount of amplification is fine just so long as you don’t get complaints
    Originals and covers are fine
    Hope to see ypu on the 5th November 2016 in Cooma NSW

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