FRINGE EVENTS

The Bellingen Fine Music Festival Fringe is aimed at making classical music accessible to everyone.  Whether you are a musician who wants to perform or someone who just wants to listen, the Fringe is for you.

This is our second Fringe and it continues to grow alongside the main festival providing alternative venues and experiences for music lovers.


Heart and Soul Spiritual Art Prize and Exhibition

 

Bellingen Uniting Church is pleased to host the Spiritual Art Prize and Exhibition, Heart&Soul — celebrating spiritual expression and creative inspiration.

Come to the opening on Friday evening or enjoy the exhibition during the Festival

Friday 22 September 2017
5:00 – 6:00 pm
Bellingen Uniting Church

Free Event … just turn up


Festival Celebration and Suppers

Before going to the evening concerts, why not enjoy food, drink and music in Maam Gaduying (Meeting Place) Park, just opposite the Bellingen Memorial Hall.   Musicians will whet your appetite for the evening performance while your hunger will be satisfied by tasty, reasonably priced meals.  Wine and soft drink are also available.

Proceeds of all food and beverage sales will help fund the Bellingen Youth Orchestra and the Music Festival.

Friday and Saturday, 22 and 23 September 2017
6:00 – 7:30 pm
Maam Gaduying (Meeting Place) Park

Open to the public


 Classical Street Busking

Saturday mornings in Bellingen are always lively, particularly on Market days.  But on September 23th the air will also be infused with classical music delights from a cadre of music students from local primary schools.

While you are strolling along Hyde Street get a festival program at the Festival Stall outside the Bellingen Newsagency.

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Saturday 23 September 2017
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Various locations:
  • Emporium Bellingen,Hyde Street
  • Kombu Wholefoods,Church Street
  • Nathan Cardow Real Estate,cnr of Hyde and Church Streets
  • The Old Butter Factory, and
  • The Bellingen Community Markets
  • Bellingen Growers Market

Free…unless you wish to show your gratitude!


Composer Slam

Presented by Limelight Magazine

Discover the talent of our regional music students while their compositions are performed by student ensembles.  Renowned composer Elena Kats-Chernin will adjudicate this event.

….More info on the Composer Slam and how to enter

Saturday 23 September 2017
9:00 – 10:30 pm
Bellingen Memorial Hall

Free Event … just turn up


Lunch with the Sohum Womens Choir

Enjoy lunch at the Little Red Kitchen and be surrounded by the rich and varied sounds of Bellingen’s local Sohum Women’s Choir.

Bookings essential – phone the Little Red Kitchen on

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(02) 6655 1551
Saturday 23 September 2017
12:00 – 1:00 pm
Little Red Kitchen

Bookings Essential


 Madrigals and More with 11th Hour

Eleventh Hour11th Hour is a group of singers performing music including and inspired by madrigals of the Elizabethan era, with a few surprises thrown in!

 

Saturday 24 September 2016
1:00 – 2:00 pm
St Andrews

Just turn up….entry by donation


Conversation with

Elena Kats-Chernin and Tamara-Anna Cislowska

 

After the their evening concert, Elena and Tamara will join us for an intimate night of conversation.  A rare opportunity to get to know these extraordinary musicians.

 

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Saturday 23 September 2017
10:00 – 10:45 pm
The Little Red Kitchen

Free Event … just turn up


 A World of Songs with Akabella

 

Local choir Akabella will lift your spirits with their four part harmony and songs from around the world.  A truly satisfying experience.

 

 

Sunday 24 September 2017
10:00 – 1:45 pm
St Andrews

Just turn up….entry by donation


Sunday Lunch with Panache

Have Sunday lunch at the Old Butter Factory Café while local jazz ensemble Panache enlivens your musical pallet.  Music is free and Festival ticket holders receive a 10% discount voucher for main course meals.

Bookings are essential – phone the Café on 02-6655-2150

Sunday 24 September 2017
1:00 – 2:00 pm
Old Butter Factory Café

Free music and 10% discount on meals for Festival ticket holders

 

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