EISTEDDFOD TAL­ENT TO SHINE

South Western Times - - FRONT PAGE - KATE FIELD­ING

THE WA Per­form­ing Arts Eisteddfod is a step­ping stone to a ca­reer in the mu­sic in­dus­try for young artists, ac­cord­ing to or­gan­is­ers.

Tal­ented stu­dents from across the State will per­form at the 57th eisteddfod at the Bun­bury Re­gional En­ter­tain­ment Cen­tre from May 28 through to June 20.

WAPAE pres­i­dent Myra Easton said be­ing judged by pro­fes­sional judges gave com­peti­tors some pos­i­tive feed­back so they could im­prove their per­for­mances.

“Our aim is to con­tinue to pro­mote all as­pects of the per­form­ing arts and to give ev­ery­one the op­por­tu­nity to show their tal­ents,” she said.

“An ad­ju­di­ca­tor helps train them to over­come stage nerves and to per­form to the best of their abil­ity.”

Mrs Easton said the not-for-profit event also at­tracted vis­i­tors to Bun­bury – ben­e­fit­ing the com­mun- ity. Since about 1959 the eisteddfod has of­fered prize money to win­ners in sev­eral cat­e­gories in­clud­ing vo­cal, dance and in­stru­men­tal sec­tions.

Jorja Molewyk will per­form 21 items in her sev­enth straight eisteddfod ap­pear­ance and she said she looked for­ward to the event ev­ery year.

“I just love per­form­ing and be­ing with my eisteddfod bud­dies,” she said.

The 13-year-old said per­form­ers came from all dif­fer­ent schools around the State mean­ing the event was a chance to “catch up.”

It will also be Miss Molewyk’s first solo dance and she will be ac­com­pa­nied by her sis­ter.

“I will dance and Mackenzie will be on the grand pi­ano in our first solo to­gether, so that’s ex­cit­ing,” she said.

A se­lec­tion of stu­dents from the eisteddfod will be in­vited to per­form at a Gala Con­cert on June 27.

PIC­TURE: JON GELLWEILER

Play­ing the flute is one of the 21 items Jorja Molewyk will per­form at this year’s WA Per­form­ing Arts Eisteddfod.

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