Inthu Suresh gets some practice in ahead of the Gympie and District Annual Eisteddfod which kicks off on Sunday evening.
Inthu Suresh gets some practice in ahead of the Gympie and District Annual Eisteddfod which kicks off on Sunday evening. Renee Pilcher

Second eisteddfod to kick off

TWO eisteddfodau in one year is keeping organisers on their toes and young Gympie Region performers in tune and on track with the Gympie and District Annual Eisteddfod this Sunday at 6pm.

Gympie hosted the 117th Queensland Eisteddfod in March, when scores of senior and junior competitors from all over South-East Queensland visited Gympie.

Gympie Eisteddfod Management Committee secretary Jackie Hyam and treasurer Heather Wilson said everything was in place for another showcase of musical and dramatic talent.

Adjudicators will be Dennis Brain, Beverley Wood and Mark Sullivan.

It’s Mr Sullivan’s first time adjudicating in Gympie.

The Queensland Conservatorium of Music graduate founded the Brisbane Regional Youth Orchestra and for the past 14 years has been Director of Music at Brisbane Girls Grammar.

The eisteddfod runs until Friday, August 6 at the Gympie Civic Centre; tickets are available at the door. Season tickets and programs are also available from Gympie Music Land.

Admission prices: season ticket – adult $20, concession (pensioner/teacher/accompanist) $15, school student $5; single session – adult $5, concession $4, school student $2. Tickets allow entry to all art forms. Refreshments will be available at The Eatery.

For more information contact Jackie Hyam on 5482 1538.

Gympie Times


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