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Regional Arts Development Central West NSW

ORC Founding Benefactor funding secured

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Orange Regional Conservatorium’s Music Within campaign has received a major boost. Cadia Valley Operations have presented the ORC with a $250,000 cheque to fund audio production and recording equipment in the grand Recital Hall. Media release 31 May 2023, Orange Regional Conservatorium

In recognition, Cadia will have naming rights to the entry foyer of the new Recital Hall. Dr Pam Ryan, ORC Management Committee Chair said, ‘This is wonderful news for the Con.

Our aim is to raise $1.5 million by the end of the year, so Cadia’s generosity makes a huge dent in that total. We are delighted to recognise Cadia as a founding benefactor of the new building.’

With construction costs funded by the Federal, State and Local governments, ORC is now working closely with the community to bring to life the fit-out of the building. Donations contribute to the purchases of everything from pianos to music stands, specialist chairs, staging equipment, teaching resources, instruments, furniture, technology and much more.

‘This equipment will grant ORC the opportunity to be one of the leading regional Conservatoriums in Australia. With a high level of technical equipment in the Recital Hall, we will be able to host diverse and technically demanding concerts of both National and International significance,’ said Donna Riles, ORC Director.

Dr Ryan said the Music Within campaign seeks to bring music to life not only in the new building but across the community. so every dollar will make a difference, and every dollar will be recognised as significant.

Donations to the Music Within campaign can be made through the ORC website or in person at the current premises in Hill Street.

IMAGE: Dr Pam Ryan, Management Committee Chair | Nicole Morris, Community and Relations Officer, Newcrest | Donna Riles, ORC Director