CHOIR VISIT FROM TIMOR-LESTE
After many delays due to Covid, the choir from East Timor will be
finally able to visit us.
There will be several opportunites to hear the choir perform with other
local performers, as well as attending the annual flag raising in
For friends of BVATL, there will also be the opportunity to meet the
choir members for a welcome dinner on Friday 28 April. More details with
an invitation will be sent out separately.
_Koru Lian Timor_ is a choir from Natarbora and Maliana, two remote
regional areas of Timor-Leste, under the direction of Conductor,
Tarcisio Amaral and Director, Ego Lemos.
From Friday 28th April until Friday 5th May, the choir will be in the
Bega Valley for a series of community concerts and school visits. They
will be collaborating with local choirs as well as continuing strong
friendships between all of our communities.
On Saturday 29th April from 3 pm to 5 pm _Koru Lian Timor_ will present
a concert at the Keeping Place at Jigamy Farm with Pambula choir _Spirit
Allegro_. Tickets are available here:
On Sunday 30th April from 3 pm to 5 pm the concert will be at the
Uniting Church in Bega with the Bega Valley Male Voice Choir. Tickets
are available here:
Adult tickets for the Jigamy and Bega concerts are $25 with concessions
($20) and youth ($10) prices also available. Entry for children 12 and
under is free. CDs will be availble for sale ($20).
From Monday 1st May _Koru Lian Timor_ will be having a series of
workshops with _Djinima Yiliga_ Choir, culminating in a concert at the 4
Winds Windsong Pavilion at Barraga Bay on Thursday 4 May at 5:30pm. This
concert will include _That Bunch of Singers_ as well as _Djinima
Yiliga_. Tickets will be available from 4 Winds.
On Wednesday 3rd May at 9:30 am Bega Valley Shire Council will host a
reception for the choir and there will be a flag raising in Littleton
Gardens to commemorate Timor-Leste’s independence which everyone is
welcome to attend.
Please feel free to share these details with anyone you think might be
In 2019, a choir from the Bega Valley, supported by the Bega Valley
Advocates for Timor-Leste (BVATL), a friendship group twinned with
Barique-Natarbora in 2004, performed in Natabora and Maliana. The visit
to Australia by _Koru Lian Timor _has been postponed for two years due
to Covid restrictions. The trip is organised by BVATL’s Cultural
Co-ordinator, Dave Crowden and supported by the Social Justice Advocates
of the Sapphire Coast and Four Winds. The tour is also sponsored by a
Cultural Diplomacy Grant through the Department of Foreign Affairs and