Our official launch was held on Thursday 26th March at the Mercure Inn. Competition Director, Carol Dall’Osto revealed plans for the 2015 year.
Key points from Carol were:
- Renewal of 3 year TCC Partnership Grant and move to Townsville Civic Theatre for next 3 years
- Open Vocal Section now to have a Preliminary Stage and a separate Finals Concert
- Two new adjudicators of international standing – Carl Pini (Instrumental) and Cheryl Barker (Vocal)
- Return official accompanists, Rhodri Clarke (Melbourne) and Maryleigh Hand (Sydney), and newcomer Ms Prue Gibbs from Brisbane
- Continuing support from sponsors, including a new sponsor for the new Open Vocal Section – NQ Employment
- Continuing support for local school age musicians and significant addition to the prizes available
- special encouragement awards for locals as well as Most Outstanding Musician from North Queensland
- Mention of Local North Queensland musicians and singers who have gone on to make worthwhile careers in music
You can view Carol’s full notes here.
Members, sponsors and friends enjoyed a special performance from flautist Jennifer Bradstreet our 2014 Open Instrumental winner.