Top End Voyage 


The Centre for Youth Music presents a special concert, Top End Voyage, showcasing the talents of young musicians from Darwin and Melbourne on Wednesday 20 September.

The concert features the Darwin Youth Orchestra, one of the most senior ensembles in the CYM, who will join forces with the Young Voices of Melbourne, currently touring in the Top End. Both ensembles feature talented young musicians ranging in age from 11 to 18 years.

Both groups will be performing works inspired by the sea. The program includes Pirates of the Caribbean theme music for orchestra and works from Turn on the Open Sea, a song cycle for choir and orchestra. Joining the Darwin Youth Orchestra and Young Voices of Melbourne will be the Pandanus Performers, talented young singers from the CYM.

Young Voices of Melbourne, conducted by Mark O’Leary, is a 45-voice choir. Regarded as one of Australia’s finest children’s choirs, Young Voices of Melbourne have toured widely both nationally and internationally. On its most recent international tour the choir was awarded second place in the prestigious Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in Wales.

The Darwin Youth Orchestra, conducted by Annette Anderson, consists of around 40 of Darwin’s most talented orchestral players. The orchestra gives regular concerts and has toured in Australia on a number of occasions. They embark on their own Top End tour after this concert, performing in Jabiru, Katherine, Pine Creek, Batchelor and Palmerston.

The Centre for Youth Music conducts a comprehensive tuition and ensemble program for children from three to 18 years and is based at Charles Darwin University’s Casuarina Campus. The Darwin Youth Orchestra and Pandanus Performers welcomes new members.

The concert will be held in the Charles Darwin University Theatre at 7.30pm. Entry will be a gold coin donation. For further information, please ring 8946 6013.

Visit the Centre for Youth Music website.