Shoalhaven Youth Orchestra ready to shine at Christmas concert

FESTIVE SHOW: The Three Violists, Quinn Lew, Jeremy Lindsay and Luke Bowen and ready to impress this weekend. Photo: contributed.
FESTIVE SHOW: The Three Violists, Quinn Lew, Jeremy Lindsay and Luke Bowen and ready to impress this weekend. Photo: contributed.

Festive tunes are set to fill the room this weekend as the Shoalhaven Youth Orchestra performs its 2017 Christmas concert. 

The concert will be held on Saturday, December 9 at the Nowra School of Arts on Berry Street. 

Doors open from 1.30pm and the show will get underway at 2pm.

It will feature all sections of the Shoalhaven Youth Orchestra, including the Stringlets,  Shoalhaven Junior Strings, Shoalhaven Stringlets and senior orchestra, 

There will also be an impressive performance from the new Tuning in Choir.

A special guest violinist from America, Quinn Lew is set to light up the stage with his talents. 

The first round of ‘Learn another instrument’ scholarship holders from Nowra, Luke Bowen and Jeremy Lindsay will also perform. 

Both Luke and Lindsay are accomplished pianists and are now also learning viola.

After only three months of private viola tuition, combined with their advanced musicianship, Luke and Jeremy will take their places with Quinn in the viola section of Shoalhaven Youth Orchestra. 

They will feature as the Three Violists.

Unfortunately, Quinn has to return to the USA after the Christmas concert.

The Shoalhaven Youth Orchestra Christmas concert is set to be a great opportunity to see and hear what young folk from the Shoalhaven can achieve.

Musical director Jacob Antonio will be guiding the show. 

Adults are $15, friends and students are $10, children under 12 are free and a family ticket price is $30.

Tickets include afternoon tea. 

The Shoalhaven Youth Orchestra was established in 2000 as an orchestra of string and woodwind players from many different parts of the Shoalhaven.

Performance highlights include Saint-Saëns’ “The Carnival of the Animals” with narration by Richard Morecroft, former ABC presenter, who is now a Shoalhaven resident, and a concert to an audience of more than three thousand people at Coolangatta Estate Winery with contemporary musician, Paul Greene.

Many Shoalhaven Youth Orchestra alumni have gone on to study music at tertiary level and take up careers as music teachers or performers, including musical director Jacob Antonio, who was a foundation member of Shoalhaven Youth Orchestra in 2000.

Shoalhaven Youth Orchestra rehearses on Tuesdays during school terms at Nowra School of Arts from 4.45-6.30 pm.

For more information contact 0435 584 220.