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27 July 2022
As the deadline for Wimmera Music Eisteddfod online entries passes and adjudicators assess performances, organisers are looking forward to bringing the event back to the stage.
Eisteddfod president Lisa Thomas said despite lower-than-normal entrant numbers, the eisteddfod was a success.
“It will be four years next year since we last hosted an eisteddfod in person,” she said.
“This year we decided that because we had to cancel last year’s eisteddfod only days before the event after all the work and effort we had put in, we couldn’t do that again – so we went online.
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“We had a few entries that we wouldn’t normally have, with a couple from Melbourne and Geelong, but most were local students.”
Mrs Thomas said the eisteddfod was a personal development opportunity for students, and a chance to seek feedback before other performances or exams.
“We also had the opportunity to engage four adjudicators, whereas we would normally only have one or two at an in-person event,” she said.
“We were fortunate to have our patron, Alex Rathgeber, offer his service and be happy to pass on feedback for the solo vocal championship.
“The adjudicators have been busy processing the entries and passing on their feedback.
“We’re very happy that we can look forward to getting back to an in-person event next year.”
Mrs Thomas recognised the support of Horsham Arts Council and Creative Victoria.
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