Funding boost for Canowindra Baroquefest

Canowindra Fine Music Group, a small and energetic group of people in Canowindra, is overjoyed by the news of gaining financial support of several key funding bodies for the October Canowindra Baroquefest Event.

"Once again our small village has been recognised for the quality of our events," festival spokesperson, Arthur Falconer said,

"The Australia Council for the Arts has favoured the group with a grant for $10,500 to assist us to develop and grow the festival to the benefit of the region in general but also regional school children interested in fine music.

"As the premier Arts Funding body in Australia we are particularly excited to have the event recognised by such an auspicious group.

"Other funding has been received from Orange Regional Arts Foundation, Arts Out West, Musica Viva and Cabonne Shire Council and is very much appreciated."

The support of these funding groups has not only ensured the inaugural Baroquefest will succeed but opens the door for Canowindra Fine Music Group to create other similar events and assist other groups to promote and operate their Arts Events.

Canowindra Fine Music Group was formed to create and operate the Baroquefest event to be held on 16th, 17th and 18th of October 2015, Mr Falconer explained.

"This fabulous new event will feature the world renowned Ironwood Chamber Ensemble on Friday evening performing in All Saints Church with its excellent acoustics."

Saturday will see a 2 pm matinee at the Age Of Fishes, several artists performing at the canowindra@home Twilight Food and Wine markets at 4 pm and the Mitchell String Quartet at All Saints Church.

The festival will finish with a concert and optional lunch at the beautiful Wallington Winery at Nerang Creek.

All sessions are very affordable and family friendly. There are also "Supporter Packages" available for music enthusiasts who wish to assist in the long term viability and growth of the event.

Ironwood are utilising their visit to rehearse for an upcoming Australian tour and have offered to provide a free concert at Moyne Aged Care Village plus run interactive sessions with school children from around the immediate region. These sessions are aimed at enhancing the understanding of the music and instruments.

For more information and download the full program please visit the website canowindra.org.au/Baroquefest or follow us on Facebook under Canowindra Baroquefest

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