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