Choristers to rejoice with renowned conductor

RENOWNED choral director George Torbay will hold an adult choral workshop in Bellingen on Saturday, March 7.

The workshop will be held in the Uniting Church Centre, Hyde Street, Bellingen.

George was the director of music and judge on Channel 7's TV Battle of the Choirs and is also in great demand as a conductor.

In 2000 he conducted and recorded the national anthem for the Sydney Olympics closing ceremony, with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and members of the Sing 2001 Choir, and was the vocal coach for the opening ceremony.

George conducted the opening ceremony of the Paralympics and was the choral director of the Schools Spectacular from 1998 to 2006.

From 1997 to 2008 he was the chief conductor for NSW Department of Education and Training.

The Bellingen workshop has been arranged by the North Coast Performing Arts Association and is open to other choir members and members of the public who would like to improve their choral techniques.

The cost is $10 for financial members of PAA; $20 for non-members of PAA. An additional $5 will be charged on the day for the cost of the music.

Applications close on March 2 and application forms are available from our website, Rosemary Lloyd 6655 1341 (Bellingen) or Margaret Fisher 6658 8396 (Coffs Harbour).

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