Murrumbidgee Magic celebrates 25th anniversary with eisteddfod wins

TOP PERFORMERS: Members of Murrumbidgee Magic with the Eva Copland Cup, which they won at the Wagga Eisteddfod.
TOP PERFORMERS: Members of Murrumbidgee Magic with the Eva Copland Cup, which they won at the Wagga Eisteddfod.

A cappella group, Murrumbidgee Magic, has celebrated its 25th anniversary by winning big at the Wagga Eisteddfod.

The all-female group won the Eva Copland Cup in the open chorus section of the eisteddfod.

The adjudicator described one of their songs as ‘almost perfect’.

They also won the sacred song section and took second place in the a cappella section.

And if that wasn’t enough, they topped it off by performing with ARIA award-winning group, Idea of North, at the Wagga Civic Theatre.

Murrumbidgee Magic’s musical director, Judy Ferguson, said she was proud of the group.

“They have all put in a lot of work and it really showed in their performances,” Ms Ferguson said.

But it wasn’t just current Murrumbidgee Magic members who were impressed with the performance.

“They really had a great sound. They totally nailed the harmonies,” said the group’s recently retired musical director Jill Harris, who attended both the eisteddfod and the show.

The 35-member group is looking for others to join them and are offering a six-week singing program on Wednesday nights, starting on September 20, at the Riverina Conservatorium of Music, in College Avenue, Wagga, for women who would like to try singing with members.

Visit the Murrumbidgee Magic’s website for more details: www.mmagicchorus.net