Bellingen Youth Orchestra
In 2007, Richard Tognetti and ACO2 visited Bellingen to perform at Bellingen High School for over 500 high school students. The concert was an audiovisual feast and included Musica Surfica, an award-winning film about music and surfing. The event gave regional students an experience of music few will forget.
Inspired by this visit, local teachers Ann Phelan and Liz Scott established a youth orchestra, which is now flourishing and growing every year. The orchestra now has its own uniforms, won the Coffs Harbour Eisteddfod in 2008 and performed their first concert in 2009.
The ACO is pleased to continue its support of this wonderful community orchestra through repeated visits by ACO2.