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The Switchroom

The arc SWITCHROOM is a performance venue designed to create a club atmosphere with high acoustic qualities.  Facilities include licensed bar, bio box with outstanding stage view, backstage area and kitchen. An ideal and flexible venue for arc to host Open Stage nights, performance and music events. Available for private functions on application. Contact the arc office for private bookings for music events, theatre events, meeting and rehearsal space.

chaika concert - postponed

APOLOGIES - THIS CONCERT HAS BEEN POSTPONED !

The following message is from Emily-Rose:

Thank you so much for pre-purchasing tickets for our Yinnar show this Thursday. Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 scare and regulations, most of our festivals and concerts have been cancelled and we are going to be returning to Sydney early and trying to figure out how to exist in this new world where all our gigs have been cancelled for the next 3 months at least.

We made the decision to cancel Yinnar due to low ticket sales and the unknown progression of possible regulations by this Thursday.

We will of course be extending a refund to anyone who would like one. Otherwise we can also exchange the ticket for some of our merchandise which we can send you (CDs, download codes and songbooks). This is unprecedented and very difficult times with all our fellow musicians out of work suddenly. If anyone would like to exchange their ticket for merchandise then we would of course very much appreciate this.

Please stay healthy and well,

Emily-Rose from Chaika


 

open stage nights are on pause for now

altTickets available at the Door  $5 / $3 for arc Members

Further Notice on Other dates for Open Stage pending health alerts ....(April 25 and May 30)

Soup and Supper available. The bar and the doors open at 7 - music starts at 7.30pm.

Get yourself to the Switchroom. It only costs a few dollars to get in, the bar will be open and all we want are people to get on stage and do their thing and a big crowd to watch them!

Come and join the fun !!

Boolarra Folk festival 2020 Opening Night Friday 28 Feb

Join us in the Switchroom on Friday 28 February for a 'taste' of the main stage in Boolarra the following day. Tickets for this event are $12 at the door from 6.30pm, drinks at bar prices, please BYO supper. Book your seat by phoning the arc office today!

Featuring:
7pm DUENNA
7.50pm OLIVIA LAY
8.40pm STEPHEN McCULLOCH
9.30pm TIM McMILLAN AND RACHEL SNOW

  http://www.boolarrafolkfestival.com.au/performers-16/

 

raga shambhala concert Feb 6, 2020

  Tickets available through Trybooking or available at the door for $25.

Doors open 7pm. Starting time 7.30 pm. More information here

RAGA SHAMBHALA – BRIDGING THE HIMALAYAS

Celebrated international musicians Tenzin Choegyal (Tibet), Taro Terahara and Ayako Ikeda (Japan) are excited to announce their upcoming Raga Shambhala tour, presenting a total of 19 concerts over 4 weeks throughout Tasmania, Victoria and New South Wales.
Raga Shambhala offers a magical musical fusion of joyful Tibetan song with glorious Indian flute. The sounds of bansuri and tabla blend seamlessly with Tenzin’s flute, dranyen and vocal offerings in an interplay which is sensitive and beautifully rendered.

Tenzin Choegyal is one of a handful of artists keeping Tibet’s music alive in the freedom of exile, and is held in high esteem by other performers from all genres. His cantering rhythms, soaring vocals and exquisite flute solos have enchanted audiences around the globe, including concerts at Carnegie Hall, New York with Phillip Glass, Laurie Anderson and Patti Smith.

Accomplished bansuri master Taro Terahara and tabla player Ayako Ikeda are leaders in the thriving and highly competitive Indian classical music scene in Japan. The bansuri (Indian flute) beautifully captures the sound of the air, the mountains and the uplifting devotional mood of Krishna, as their music soars, swoops and transports listeners to realms of pure sound, engaging the mind and touching the heart.

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