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Blayney Shire Community Centre Takes Delivery of New Grand Piano



Council recently received a new Yamaha Grand Piano at the Blayney Shire Community Centre. The new piano enables the community centre to be able to host musical touring programs, support education and school music syllabus and enhancing audience experiences.

The Grand Piano was acquired by Council with NSW Government Funding of $43,000 through the Creative Capital Funding Program and was strongly supported by the Orange Regional Conservatorium, Arts OutWest and the community.

The new piano will help to place Blayney on the touring map, hosting regional musical events, visiting artists and help prosper tourism and community engagement; including Musica Viva, Central West Choral Festival facilitated by Arts Out West, Chamber music performances, Opera Australia regional tours and educational music and singing programs and participation in the Small Halls Festival.

The grand piano will also assist to increase usage of the Community Centre and enable presentation of more music, offer a space for rehearsals, masterclasses and ensembles. There is also the opportunity to enhance educational programs that will add to community wellbeing and value of music in people’s lives and build audience enjoyment which has been hard to do with an out of tune piano, CD or recordings. 

Council is very thankful to the NSW Government Creative Capital Funding Program for making this possible. Dash Dorsett christened the new piano on Monday 12 September by providing Councillors with a short recital. Dash was a recipient of the Blayney Shire Music Scholarship and has been receiving lessons at the Orange Regional Conservatorium

To make a booking for the Blayney Shire Community Centre please contact Council.

Last modified: 23 Sep 2022