Welcome to our May Newsletter.  The competition is fast approaching and we have lots of news to share with you.   If you haven't visited our website lately, take the time to have a look as we have been busily posting all manner of interesting news.

Still time to Enter
Closing Date for Entries  - 3 June 2015

If you have not yet sent in your Entry still have time.

Entry Form and Guidelines for each Section can be downloaded from our

Or you can email  or phone +61 7 47289223 for further information.

Saturday 13 June   7.00pm

School of Arts Theatre
$30 Adults
$25  ACVC & DanceNorth Members 
$15 for under 18’s
The concert will include a varied programme of music for flute, voice and piano which will include local singers Kelly Wilson (soprano), Bronwyn Douglass (mezzo-soprano), Peter Carmen (Tenor) and Kevin Price (Baritone).

One of the items will be a trio featuring flautist Jennifer Bradstreet, pianist Maryleigh Hand (from Sydney) and local soprano Kelly Wilson –  â€˜Lo! Hear the Gentle Lark’ by (Sir) Henry Bishop words by Shakespeare.

For an interesting YouTube clip, follow this link which features a performance with the WA Symphony Orchestra conducted by our dear friend and mentor the late John Hopkins, with international soloists, James Galway (Flute) and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano) in a concert at the Leeuwin Estate Winery….. also features a very Australian bird who got into the act!

Adult and Under 18 tickets can be  booked online here now.
ACVC or DanceNorth members must phone the Theatre to obtain discounted price.

PLEASE NOTE: The SOA booking website may show the Start Time incorrectly as 8.00pm.  
Follow our series over the next four weeks leading up to the Twilight Fancies concert on 13 June.

Each week on our website Home Page we will introduce one of our four featured vocal performers, showcasing great local talent.

This weeks featured artist is 

Kelly Wilson (vocal soprano)

Kelly is delighted to be working on this concert with such talented people from around the country.   Kelly says â€œOne of my earliest and best memories of performance is going to a nursing home with my grandfather, Mr Rod Wilson more 

Official Launch

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 more

Adjudicators Announced

The Australian Concerto & Vocal Competition are proud to announce distinguished vocal and instrumental adjudicators for 2015.

Carl Pini

   Mr Carl Pini – Instrumental adjudicator


Cheryl Barker - 2015 Vocal adjudicator

Mrs Cheryl Barker – Vocal adjudicator

We welcome the return of two ‘regular’ official professional accompanists, Rhodri Clarke from Melbourne, and Maryleigh Hand from Sydney, and look forward to welcoming  Ms Prue Gibbs from Brisbane.

Billets Required

Get to know an amazing young person and help make a difference to their musical career.  Do you have room in your house and life to open your home to a young musician requiring a host for a few days?  The experience is very rewarding.  Contact us if you think this is for you.
David Friesberg (cello) 2nd Place Open Instrumental 2015
with host Kayleen McLean

Volunteers required

Can you spare some time during the Competition 24 - 28 July to assist us?  We are a community organisation and rely heavily on volunteers to help create this wonderful event and opportunity for our local performers.  

We are seeking volunteers to assist with Front of House or to help with the competitors.  Contact us if you are able to assist. 
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Entries close 3rd June for more information

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