Music lovers from across the state will descend upon Stanthorpe this Easter for the 126th Queensland Eisteddfod. The Stanthorpe Civic Centre will come alive with the voices of some of Queensland’s best choral performers as they showcase their talent and celebrate the performing arts on 19 to 21 April.
Southern Downs Regional Council (SDRC) Councillor for Finance, Governance and The Arts, Jo McNally said, “SDRC is thrilled to host the Queensland Eisteddfod in the region for the first time in almost 100 years. Hundreds of performers and visitors attend the Eisteddfod each year, so this event presents an exciting opportunity to showcase our region. SDRC encourages everyone coming to the Granite Belt for the Eisteddfod to stay a few days before or after the event to explore the unique landscape and sample some of the Granite Belt’s famous produce.”
Each year, the Queensland Eisteddfod forms a Local Organising Committee (LOC) from a pool of volunteers in each host city. The Stanthorpe LOC and SDRC have worked together over the last year to plan this year’s Eisteddfod. By holding an eisteddfod in a different Queensland city each year, the Eisteddfod Council of Queensland fosters the performing arts in Queensland communities with each eisteddfod featuring a wide program of choral, vocal, instrumental, speech and drama sections.
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