Fisher’s Ghost Youth Orchestra

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Fisher’s Ghost Youth Orchestra (FGYO) is kicking off Spring in style with a quirkily named family concert, ‘Expialidocious’. 

“FGYO loves having a bit of fun and bringing a smile to the face of everyone in the audience” said violinist Anabella Cabrera-Yee. “The pieces we’ve been rehearsing for this concert are from musicals old and new, as well as some favourites by well-known composers like Haydn and Bach, so there really is something for everyone. I’m sure we’ll have everyone smiling and humming along in no time!” 

A local Harrington Park resident, Anabella first picked up the violin eight years ago. Her talent and dedication has led her to being promoted to the position of Concertmaster in 2018.  

“It’s just such a huge honour. There are so many talented violinists in the area, all with their eye on this spot” she said. The Concertmaster sits right at the front of the orchestra and is responsible for the smooth preparation of the whole group, from making sure everyone is in their positions before the conductor takes the stage, to helping everyone tune properly. 

FGYO’s great teamwork means that Anabella’s job is relatively easy. She has had so many memorable experiences with FGYO, such as playing at Kiddies Cushion Concerts, at local schools and hospitals, and at festivals like Christmas in Narellan, Live & Local Camden and the Festival of Fisher’s Ghost. Anabella also enjoys the regular public performances that FGYO hosts for the community. 

“My favourite concert so far has been ‘Escape to Imagination’, which we did in August last year” explained Anabella. “We played music inspired by literature, from Harry Potter to Shakespeare, and it was just in time for Book Week”. 

Anabella is inviting all residents of the area to bring their biggest smiles along to Camden Uniting Church at 7pm on Saturday 8 September 2018 for this concert. She is also welcoming talented local musicians to join the Orchestra at weekly rehearsals and regular performances. Details can be found on the FGYO website (www.fgyo.com.au) and Facebook page. 

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