Eisteddfod on track

Broken Hill Eisteddfod Society will spend the next week putting the finishing touches to the 52nd annual Eisteddfod, which will run from Saturday August 19 to Tuesday the 22nd .

Broken Hill Eisteddfod Society members Merrilyn Podnar, Marilyn Harris, and Denise Orr.

The Eisteddfod Society, which has seen several new Committee members join recently, has been preparing for next weekend for the last five months.

The event will be held at the Musicians Club, 276 Crystal St, and will begins on the Saturday at 9.30am with the Piano section, with the Instrumental section from 1.30pm.

On Sunday, both sessions begin at the same times and will focus on Vocal, while Monday will see the School Choirs in the first of two sessions, same times, covering Speech and Drama.

The final session will see the Verse Speaking Choirs perform on Tuesday from 9.30am.

Merrilyn Podnar, the Eisteddfod Society’s Publicity Officer, says programs for the event can be bought from Broken Hill Music, or at the Eisteddfod, for $5.

The entry fee this year will be $5 and the Eisteddfod Society will also be holding a $2 raffle with the first prize being a Quilt, and second and third prizes being $50 vouchers from The Old Salt Bush Restaurant.

The Eisteddfod is a cash-only event, so attendees are asked to bring small change for the entry fee and the raffle to assist those collecting the money.

Jonathon Welch, a multi-award winning singer, conductor, teacher, composer director and recording artist, will be the adjudicator for this year’s event.

With the opening of the Eisteddfod only one week away, Mrs Podnar invites locals and tourists to “come and enjoy all of Broken Hill’s talent at this year’s Eisteddfod in Piano, Instrumental, Vocal, Choral and Speech and Drama.”

For any further information contact Mrs Podnar on 8087 7633 or email [email protected]

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