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Coming Events

Vivaldi by Candlelight: Cancelled

Sat 30 April   8pm

Sadly, this event has been impacted by a COVID issue (isolation requirement) and has been cancelled for now. We hope to be able to reschedule to a later date! All bookings made will be automatically refunded to the account from which they were purchased and an email will be sent to purchasers confirming.

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Lost Ragas

Snake Oil Salesmen

Sun 29 May   3pm

Bookings online via trybooking

https://www.trybooking.com/BYBCW

Melbourne’s acclaimed cosmic country outfit, Lost Ragas, are taking their elixirs, remedies and cure-alls and fleeing the urban jungle. Combining forces with promoter Leicashow Presents, they will stage a series of shows in mainly Regional Victoria this coming year. The shows will be presented in unique venues giving fans the opportunity to experience the band's infamous live show in more intimate surroundings. They'll be performing songs from their latest album, This Is not A Dream, as well as selected aural medicines and liniments from their apothecary.

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Off the Leash Theatre presents
COSI by Louis Nowra
Thurs 7, Fri 8, Sat 9 July  7:30pm
Thurs 14, Fri 15, Sat 16 July 7:30pm

Bookings open soon! (Be an e-news subscriber for first access to tickets!)

An exhilarating roller coaster ride of a classic Australian black comedy; experience the mayhem, madness & joy of a play within a play, replete with complex & compelling characters, great humour & poignancy.

Off the Leash Theatre Co is thrilled to bring this raw and raucous production to Wesley of Warragul, as the first of the collaborations with this wonderful venue.

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Peaceful Piano
by Luke Howard & Nat Bartsch
Sun 4 September   5pm

Bookings open soon! (Be an e-news subscriber for first access to tickets!)

Luke Howard and Nat Bartsch are at the forefront of the growing post-classical piano movement in Australia. Drawing from classical, electronic, film and jazz influences, their beautiful music has had a powerful impact on people from all walks of life, connecting with audiences worldwide and being streamed online over 50 million times

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Gippsland Fine Music Festival
Oct 14 - 16
(Five concerts over 3 days)

Bookings open now (A full festival pass at an 'early bird' special price is available from https://bit.ly/37faxDU )
Individual concerts (if seats remain) will go on sale later.

Over the three days of festival, an array of fine music will be presented, expertly curated by Artistic Director, cellist and composer, Luke Severn, and featuring the finest concert experiences, performed by outstanding artists, all showcasing the beautiful acoustics of Wesley of Warragul. Details of the program and concert times are available at https://www.gippslandfinemusic.com.au

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WEST GIPPSLAND CHORALE

'JOY & JUBILATION'

Friday 6 May at 8pm and Sat 7 May at 2pm

Bookings online: 

https://www.trybooking.com/BYELV

or from NEED2READ, 25B Victoria St, Warragul

West Gippsland Chorale members are feeling both joyful and jubilant, as they prepare to offer their May 2022 series of concerts.

Since the Christmas concerts in 2021, the chorale has welcomed a new Musical Director, Mr. Nathan Byrne.  Choristers have very much enjoyed getting to know Nathan, who brings his own brand of both joy and jubilation to choir rehearsals.  

We predict that regular concert attendees and newcomers alike will find something to appreciate at the May concerts.  Those who attended the Christmas series will be pleased to hear that Eric Whitacre’s Sing Gently, written in 2020 as a response to the global pandemic and performed by a Virtual Choir at that time, will be in the program for a second time.  Seal Lullaby, another Whitacre composition, with Lyrics by Rudyard Kipling is also featured.

The choir loves performing works by Morten Lauridsen, and the varied program includes three works by this giant of Choral music. 

For audience members who like to tap their feet, we provide some classics such as Java Jive and Blue Skies.  In tribute to Stephen Sondheim, we also perform a much-loved song from Westside Story.

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Ensemble Volante

Regermination: Songs of Solace and Renewal 

Sun 19 June   2:30pm

Bookings open soon! (Be an e-news subscriber for first access to tickets!)

Regermination is a joyful and cathartic dedication to the boundless landscapes and iconic birdlife of Australia, bathing audiences in a set of lush new works. Six glorious contemporary art songs and a solo piano piece celebrate a deep connection to nature and the restorative, consoling effect it has on the troubled mind. Each art song features the powerful poetic words of lyricist Grazia Marin, soaring melodies sung by soprano Piera Dennerstein, alongside the striking yet sensitive piano refrains from composer and pianist Alisha Redmond.

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The Balkan Elvis
Aloha from Dubrovnik
Sun 14 August   4pm

Bookings open soon! (Be an e-news subscriber for first access to tickets!)

In this brand-new show, festival favourite and alternative cabaret legend Mikelangelo gives the King an almighty resurrection, bringing him back to life in a way you’ve never seen before! Balkan Elvis – Aloha from Dubrovnik reimagines how Elvis’s life would have played out if he had been born in Communist Eastern Europe in the 70s.

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Snez
The Fisher on the Sea
Sun 1 October  4pm

Bookings open soon! (Be an e-news subscriber for first access to tickets!)

If you’re not already familiar with Australian contemporary folk storyteller Snez’s extensive catalogue, her 4th album Fisher on the Sea is joy personified. Hailing from the NSW North Coast, she is happy to be back on the road, touring regional Australia, bringing her special stories and songs to lift your hearts!

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