There is still time for you to submit your entry for this year's Sydney Eisteddfod

The 2014 McDonald's Sydney Eisteddfod Festival will run from June until mid September.  Entries can be lodged online, by mail to Sydney Eisteddfod, Level 12, St Martins Tower, 31 Market Street, Sydney, NSW 2000, or by fax to 02 9261 8161.  For further information, please call 02 9261 8366. (Late fees now apply).

The NSW Doctors Orchestra conducted by Dr David Banney

Sydney Eisteddfod is in the midst of launching another exciting festival, and once again, Musicus Medicus, the NSW Doctors Orchestra will open the season with a fundraising concert entitled Stage & Screen on May 25 at 2.30pm at The Concourse Concert Hall, Chatswood.

Program highlights include Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite, Addinsell’s Warsaw Concerto, Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto, Bernstein’s West Side Story and John Williams' Star Wars Suite and Schindler’s List. Pianist Evgeny Ukhanov will feature as soloist playing Addinsell’s Warsaw Concerto.  Soprano Ayse Göknur Shanal, a past winner of the Sydney Eisteddfod
McDonald's Operatic Aria, will sing a selection of songs from West Side Story.

The 60 gifted musicians in this orchestra, practise in medical fields, play for pleasure and occasionally gather to give concerts for charity. Funds raised from this concert will go to supporting the Sydney Eisteddfod NSW Drs Orchestra Instrumental Scholarship that carries a total prize value of $10,500. Since 2009 this scholarship has helped five outstanding young musicians to further their studies abroad. This year, funds will also support the Day of Difference Foundation.   Listen to the orchestra's performance of Dvorak - Symphony No. 8 in G major.

The NSW Doctors Orchestra has a dedicated following. Their concerts invariably sell out in advance, so to avoid disappointment, please book without delay.

When: Sunday, 25 May 2014, 2:30pm
Where: The Concourse Concert Hall, Chatswood
Cost: Adult: $45; Concession: $35; Child: $25;
Family: $95 (+b/f)


Thank you for supporting Sydney Eisteddfod

Dear Friends & Supporters, for 81 years, Sydney Eisteddfod has been nurturing young performing artists by providing them with live performance opportunities, professional adjudication, a valuable learning experience, and for some a life changing event.

Sydney Eisteddfod currently receives no government funding and the only income comes from entry fees, ticket sales and the much treasured support from its sponsors and donors.

We thank you for your ongoing support which will help us to continue cultivating the performing arts at a grass roots level in an annual festival of music, song, dance and drama.  We are embarking on a scholarship donation appeal, so if you would like to show your appreciation, please donate by clicking on the "Donate Now" button below.