The Shoalhaven Eisteddfod Committee is set to host its Sunset Soiree fundraiser in November.
The event will be held on Friday, November 15 from 6pm to 7.30pm at the Nowra School of Arts.
This evening will be the launch of the 2020 Eisteddfod syllabus, revealing all the familiar, and some new categories of performance.
Some of the outstanding performers in 2019 will be entertaining at the Sunset Soiree. There will also be silent auctions and refreshments available.
These will include Bomaderry pianist Arthur Bowcher, and Ona Boyd-Frazier who will emcee the evening, and may just be persuaded to add a song.
The evening is not only a celebration of the achievements over the years, it is a necessary fundraiser to ensure the Eisteddfod tradition continues in the Shoalhaven.
2020 will be the 36th annual City of Shoalhaven Eisteddfod. The quality of competition is always very high, providing experience and learning for all involved.
Many of the early Shoalhaven Eisteddfod performers who have gone on to greater things in the performing arts fields.
Classical guitarist Scott Borg is one of them. He was the first Australian accepted into the prestigious Julliard School of Music.
Described as having "enormous facility on the guitar, a fluent technique, who plays with total confidence and professional expertise, panache and artful spontaneity", Scott performs extensively as a soloist and chamber musician, and is known for his colourful, refined, and daring performances.
Another famous 'graduate' is Natalie Abbott - actress, singer and performer.
An enthusiastic entrant in the Shoalhaven Eisteddfod over many years, 23-year-old Natalie has been 'singing since before she could talk', according to her mother. Natalie is currently performing in the role of Muriel in Muriel's Wedding in Brisbane.
Belinda Dalton, prize-winning soprano from Berry, has been continuing her career interstate. She's announced her first role as Mimi in La Boheme in an intimate pub setting at The Wesley Anne, a live music venue located in Melbourne.
For more information contact Judy Potter on 0412 219 895.