In the Beautiful Blue Mountains

Six Festival Days

(Saturday - Monday)5th - 7th October 2019

(Friday - Sunday)11th - 13th October 2019

Music in the Gardens

Music in the Gardens during the festival - Entry to the Music in the Gardens performances is by way of a gold coin. All performances will take place in the grounds of the Waldorf Leura Gardens Resort, 20-28 Fitzroy Street Leura or under cover in the event of wet weather.  All performances commence at 1.00pm.

The 2019 program is shown below.

Saturday 5 October


The Heathens Choir of Blackheath - This is the third year that this marvellous choir has supported the festival. They sing a wide range of popular and not so well-known pieces.  Many of the choir members are also volunteers at our Festival.

Sunday 6 October

Katoomba Jazz Band - This group of talented players enjoys performing at the Festival and has done for a number of years.

Monday 7 October

The Sydney Mandolin Orchestra - Appearing for the second time at the Festival, and they were enthusiastically received last year. Their varied repertoire covers classical and contemporary pieces from Australian and international composers.

Friday 11 October

Appearing for the first in the Festival is Springwood musician, Gary Daley, best known for playing in some of the elite bands of Austalian jazz; currently James Greening's band - Greening from Ear to Ear and the jazz world music band - The Catholics.  Gary plays accoustic and electric piano, organ and piano accordion.  Another side to Gary is his appearances week days on ABC4Kids in the pre-school show Lah Lah's Adventures.

Saturday 12 October

The Raguda Trio - This is the third year that the Raguda Trio has performed at the Festival. Everyone who likes good music from the Balkans will enjoy this music. The trio is a Russian group who perform on clarinet, piano accordion and accoustic brass.

Sunday 13 October

The Blue Mountains Concert Band - Performing for the first time in the Festival, the Blue Mountains Concert Band is comprised of musicians from all walks of life and has a charter of service to the Blue Mountains community. Repertoire ranges from cabaret to chorale, symphonic to cinematic and under the guiding hand of conductor Garry Clarke the Band upholds its enduring position at the heart of community music in the Mountains.



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