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The Recording Studio Wants you!!

Wed Jun 13 2018

A beautiful new documentary series for the ABC called The Recording Studio is looking to find both individuals and groups of people who have a strong desire to record a song for a loved one, for themselves or for another heartfelt reason.  They'd like to take these people into the iconic ABC Studios to work with the music industry’s top producers and record their performance as well as a backstory.

The Recording Studio is a new factual entertainment series that enables everyday Australians to record the most important song of their life. It’s a place where stories can be told and captured forever.

They say every person has one great book inside them… at The Recording Studio, we say everyone has one amazing song inside just waiting to get out.

Under the guidance and mentorship of Australia’s top musical producers, directors and engineers, the ABC is throwing open the doors to its world class recording studios and offering everyday Australians the opportunity of a lifetime; the chance to record a song that is special to them, or to someone else.

This is not about cutting a number one single, The Recording Studio is a look into the transformative power of music. It can heal, it can transform, and it has the power to change people’s lives.

One song can change your life. It’s time to hit record.

ABC and FremantleMedia Australia are looking for people with a need to celebrate, overcome or to reach out to someone…through music.

If you have a unique purpose for wanting to record a particular song, or if you know someone who would benefit from this extraordinary musical experience – then we want to hear from you.  Further details and application forms can be found here…

If you’re interested please fill in the application through the website or contact  Emma Ritchie Casting Producer via phone 02 9434 0614 or email:


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‘New Choral Composition Prize accepting entries’

 Bel a cappella’s inaugural Prize takes Australian music travelling

 Sydney chamber choir Bel a cappella will mark Music Director Anthony Pasquill’s 10 year anniversary with the choir with a tour to Russia and the Baltic in 2021. In early April they launched an initiative linked to the tour that promises to showcase new Australian music to the world.

The Bel a cappella Choral Composition Prize will award 3 Australian composers $1500 each for original a cappella choral works for up to 8 voice parts.  

Each of the 3 winning works will have its world premiere in one of the cities in the 2021 tour (to be chosen by the awarded composer), including St Petersburg, Stockholm, Helsinki, Tallin and Riga. Their Australian premiere will be at the next concert Bel performs upon their return to Australia.

Pasquill believes that Australian choral music certainly has the capacity to match the depth and breadth of that being composed and performed in the traditional choral music countries of northern Europe and this Prize will give him and Bel a cappella the opportunity to demonstrate that.

Choir president Bruce Watson says, "When we launched our fundraising campaign for this Prize we were excited about creating an opportunity to bring new Australian choral music to the world. Now we also know we'll be supporting some local composers through this terrible time when so much work for musicians has vanished." 

Bel a cappella believes their Choral Composition Prize will make a big difference to composers in this difficult time for the Arts across the globe, providing both a sense of creative purpose and significant prize money to the three awarded composers.

Bel a cappella Choral Composition Prize

ELIGIBILITY: The Prize is open to any individual who is a permanent resident of Australia or Australian citizen. There is no age limit.



A panel of jurors will review entries and award the 3 Prizes on July 31, 2020

Information/ Web:

Contact: Pepe Newton | Publicity Officer |  | m 0412 548 703

See the attached flyer for more information. 



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