10 April, 2022
Moorambilla is back
Moorambilla voices has been back to Gilgandra Public School and St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School to offer free music skill development workshops to any student interested.
Moorambilla is a national choir that meets with
140 schools from towns such as Bourke,
Coonabarabran and Walgett but will also travel to
smaller town across the Northwest parts of NSW.
On Thursday, March 31, Gilgandra students were
not only singing beautiful melodies, but also laughing
at ‘Billie the Bird’, a book written by Come By
Chance local Cathy Colless, illustrated by Tracy
Loughlin, set to music by Andrew Howes.
This book was written specifically for this year’s
wonderful workshops, and features Gilgandra.
“I was overjoyed by the children’s response to
Billie The Bird, and delighted by the joy and
untapped talent in Gilgandra,” said artistic director
and founder of Moorambilla Voices, Michelle
With its core focus being on regional
talent, the choir encourages their participants and students,
to try something new and get involved with the
“Having the opportunity to meet like-minded
peers, and sing, dance and drum with joy is genuinely
life changing for all of the children who take up
this remarkable opportunity,” said Ms Leonard.
As well as offering free workshops to schools,
Moorambilla is also selecting and inviting students to
audition for their camps, ensembles, and tours around
This is a great opportunity for regional youth to
expand their opportunities within the creative arts
sector, whilst also creating long-lasting connections.
“This year, Moorambilla’s artistic focus will be led by the Collarenebri community, and celebrate having shared connections to the river,” said Ms Leonard.