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PHOTOS | Numbers skyrocket for Wimmera eisteddfod

SINGING SISTERS: Ulani and Liberty Hobbs practise for the Wimmera Music Eisteddfod at Horsham’s Town Hall in July. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

SINGING SISTERS: Ulani and Liberty Hobbs practise for the Wimmera Music Eisteddfod at Horsham’s Town Hall in July. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Organisers have been ‘blown away’ by the support for this year’s Wimmera Music Eisteddfod, with a 270-strong line-up preparing to showcase its musical finesse.
The competition, returning after a year’s absence, will be at Horsham Town Hall from July 26 to 28.
Organising member Venetia Elbourne-Hobbs said a revitalised and diverse program boasting several new categories had increased participation numbers.
“We really hoped the community would get behind the eisteddfod, and they certainly have,” she said.
“Entries are up across most disciplines, but particularly woodwind and brass, strings and adult vocal sections.
“Offering new sections has no doubt increased the number of individuals competing.”
Mrs Elbourne-Hobbs said a main goal for the 2019 eisteddfod was to create evening competitions that included a variety of music disciplines.
She said adding these sessions would help create a more memorable and exciting event for audiences.
“During the evening sessions we have nine accomplished vocalists competing in the Alex Rathgeber-patron champion event, as well as a family groups section, open choirs, open community and city bands and original compositions, just to name a few,” she said.
“The beauty of an eisteddfod is that audiences can attend as little or as much as they like.
“They are free to come and go between performances.
“But with the calibre of performances we anticipate this year, we think that audiences will want to stay around and see as much as possible.”
Tickets will be available from Horsham Town Hall in Pynsent Street. There will be daytime and evening session tickets, whole-day passes and season passes that cover all three days of the eisteddfod.

Siblings Duet: Ria Kant and Aayush Kant.

Siblings Duet: Ria Kant and Aayush Kant.

Daniel Bell

Daniel Bell

Marg, right, and Bethany Arnup.

Marg, right, and Bethany Arnup.

Marg, right, and Bethany Arnup

Marg, right, and Bethany Arnup

Open Female vocalist  Jessica Durant.

Open Female vocalist Jessica Durant.

Solo pianist: Gemma Freijah

Solo pianist: Gemma Freijah

Dave McMaster and Estelle Hahn practising for the Wimmera Eisteddfod.

Dave McMaster and Estelle Hahn practising for the Wimmera Eisteddfod.

Choir practicing for the Wimmera Eisteddfod.

Choir practicing for the Wimmera Eisteddfod.

SINGING SISTERS: Ulani and Liberty Hobbs practise for the Wimmera Music Eisteddfod at Horsham’s Town Hall in July. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

SINGING SISTERS: Ulani and Liberty Hobbs practise for the Wimmera Music Eisteddfod at Horsham’s Town Hall in July. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

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