THE City of Orange Eisteddfod is now in it’s final week following four weeks of competition in dance, speech and drama, vocal and instrumental.
School choir sections will be held today and tomorrow at Orange Function Centre.
A highlight of this weekend’s competition will be the McDonald’s operatic area which has attracted strong entries.
Among the aspiring musicians who competed this week at the Orange Regional Conservatorium was Elizabeth Fox from March.
Accompanied by Donna Riles, the young flautist who is taught by Prem Love at Orange Regional Conservatorium, played Bizet’s Valse Menuet in the Grade 4-6 woodwind section.
But there are more strings to her bow!
Elizabeth learns two other instruments, the violin and tenor saxophone.
“I suppose I would have to say my favourite of the three is the violin,” she said.
“I have always wanted to play it ever since I was little.”
Elizabeth is in Year 7 at Orange High School.
City of Orange Eisteddfod spokesperson Margaret Williams said members of the public were welcome to attend any of the sections of the Eisteddfod over the next few days where the city’s finest talent will be on show.
Patrons are reminded to turn off mobile phones and not use phones as a recording device during performance.
The senior sections of the vocal and instrumental will move to the Orange Civic Theatre on Thursday after lunch.
Tickets are now on sale for the City of Orange Eisteddfod concert to be held at 2pm on Saturday September 15.
Book through Ticketek on 6393 8111.