2021 Orchestra

It’s here – the final performance by the 2021 Online Orchestra!

The 2021 AMEB Online Orchestra’s performance of ‘Morning Star and Evening Star’ was revealed on November 3 at a ceremony on the Gold Coast.

Performers from all over Australia and beyond played their part and contributed their talent and enthusiasm to AMEB’s biennial community orchestra project.

Written by Candace Kruger, Lann Levinge and Isobella Kruger, ‘Morning Star and Evening Star’ is a song based on a Yugambeh lullaby which was handed down through generations of Aboriginal families in the Yugambeh language region.

We are so proud to present this performance to the world!

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The final ‘Morning Star and Evening Star’ video is almost here!

The final ‘Morning Star and Evening Star’ video is almost here!

We’re excited to tell you that the 2021 AMEB Online Orchestra performance is ready to launch!  

Participants have downloaded their scores, practised hard, recorded their videos and sent them to us at AMEB. Now it’s time for the final BIG video reveal, showcasing the orchestra’s performance of the new song, Morning Star and Evening Star. 

We’ll be holding a special launch event in Southport on the Gold Coast. Our MC is Candace Kruger, a Yugambeh yarrabilgingun (songwoman) and co-songwriter of Morning Star and Evening Star. The event will commence with a smoking ceremony and will include some live performances by the Yugambeh Youth Choir, the QAHS Academy Strings and didgeridoo artists Mark Williams and Ethan Nihôt. 

Elders from the Yugambeh language region will be present, sharing their cultural heritage and connection to the Morning Star and Evening Star narrative featured in the song. 

Join us for a unique celebration of music, culture and performing arts via our Facebook Live event! 

 

Livestream times: 

QLD 4pm 

VIC NSW TAS 5pm 

SA 4.30pm 

NT 3.30pm 

WA 2pm 

 

Watch the livestream here.

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Indigenous repertoire for band concerts

Indigenous repertoire for band concerts

Include Morning Star and Evening Star in your concerts

You are welcome to perform Morning Star and Evening Star at non-commercial and unpaid events between now and September 30 2021.

Any ticketed, commercial performances of Morning Star and Evening Star taking place before September 30 will need to be registered with APRA AMCOS.

Any future performances of the work, after September 30 (ticketed or otherwise) will need to be registered with APRA. No additional licence is required.

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Yugambeh Pronunciation Guide

Yugambeh Pronunciation Guide

Learn how to pronounce the Yugambeh words in Morning Star and Evening Star by listening to the pronunciation guide spoken and recorded by Candace Kruger. This is an essential resource for anyone preparing an entry with any sort of singing. 

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How to get involved: a walk-through webinar

How to get involved: a walk-through webinar

If you want to join the AMEB Online Orchestra but are not quite sure where to start, this is the webinar for you!

In this bite-sized lunchtime session, we’ll walk you through the process of joining the orchestra as a soloist, duo or ensemble. There’ll be lots of handy tips shared along the way including:

  • How the parts work together
  • How to utilise the Learning Resources
  • How to film your performance
  • How to use the click track(s)
  • How to submit your entry

You’ll also have the chance to ask our panel questions. If you can’t make the live session, it will be recorded and posted to the AMEB YouTube channel and Facebook shortly after.

Tuesday 20th April 1:30pm AEST via Zoom

Register here.

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