Sounds of music on show
Albany musicians have been putting their best sounds forward for the 40th annual Albany Music Eisteddfod competition this week.
Starting on Tuesday and continuing until today, a range of instruments are being played by musicians of all ages at the Wesley Uniting Church.
The competition started in 1979 and, over the four decades, has showcased an immense amount of local musical ability.
President Elizabeth Burns said the region had exceptional talent that deserved to be celebrated.
“You can never fully appreciate the local talent until it’s on display and critiqued by high-profile, nationally recognised music professionals,” she said.
“Some local students have achieved a score of 100 per cent in past Eisteddfods, which is remarkable.
“Music is an important part of every community.
“Encouraging students, whatever their age or stage of life, to continue to learn and master their musical abilities, is the privilege of those around them.”
The Albany Music Eisteddfod will conclude with a winners’ concert tomorrow night at the Albany Entertainment Centre.
Ms Burns said the concert was a way to celebrate the entire Eisteddfod and offer a snapshot of the finest local talent.
“The winners’ concert offers local music students the opportunity to perform in a professional setting with a large audience building their confidence, while offering a unique music experience for the community,” she said.
“I’d encourage everyone to come and have a look.
“It’s a great atmosphere and local artists have worked hard to perfect their performance, which deserves to be appreciated by an audience.”
Tickets are available online at ptt.wa.gov.au or at the Albany Entertainment Centre box office.
The full program and more information is available at albanyeisteddfod.com.au.
Entry to the Wesley Church sessions today is by gold coin donation.
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