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East of the Ranges Festival

East of the Ranges Choir

The S.A. Primary Schools Music Festival commenced in Adelaide in 1891. It was originally called the Thousand Voice Choir and now stands as an official icon of our state. Our East of the Ranges Choir is part of this amazing organisation.

We have nine schools participating in 2022 ……………. Burra Community, Central Yorke, Crafers Primary, Jamestown Community, Kadina Memorial, Melrose Primary, Moonta Area, Orroroo Area and Wilmington Primary. A big welcome to the schools outside our region, who have joined us.

We hold regional practices at the Jamestown Uniting Church Hall, 8 Irvine Street, Jamestown from 10.30am till 1.30pm.

They are scheduled for:-

Thursday 7/4/22 ……. with Robyn Filmer from Adelaide

Friday 20/5/22………... soloist selection

Friday 1/7/22 …………. compere selection

Friday 19/8/22 ……….. full concert rehearsal with comperes, soloists and choreography

Our 200-voice choir will be performing at the

East of the Ranges Choir CONCERT

Keith Michell Theatre in the Northern Festival Centre,

106 Gertrude St, Port Pirie on Wednesday 31st August, from 7 to 9pm

under the leadership of our very energetic conductor, Ben Graefe, and with the backing of a live band, comprising of students and teachers from the region’s primary and high schools. Assisting artists from our schools will showcase their talents and add variety to the evening’s program.

Come along for a great night’s entertainment!

Tickets: -

Tickets can be purchased from Wednesday 17th August, either

  • Online from the Northern Festival Centre website …….
  • Or …. by phoning the Northern Festival Centre on 86338500
  • Note:- opening hours are from Wednesday to Friday 12.30 to 4.30pm and one hour before a show. They are not open on Mondays and Tuesdays.
  • Or …. in person at the Northern Festival Centre, 106 Gertrude St, Port Pirie

We recommend you buy your tickets in a group (eg with friends and family), to save money.

Prices Adults $20

Concession $16

Students under 17 $12

Family (two adults, two children) $50

Groups of six or more pay concession price


Sixteen lucky year 5 and 6 students from our region will be singing at the Adelaide Festival Theatre on Monday September 19th, together with over 400 SAPSMF students from all over S.A. There are still vacancies for any interested singers. Please contact Margie Symonds on 0428818752 asap if you are interested.

Tickets for this concert will be available from Ticketek on August 8th from 3pm. They are $48 plus a booking fee of $9.25. We recommend buying tickets in bulk to save on booking fees.


We are collecting plastic bread tags to help make wheelchairs for African children. We’d delighted if you could save yours and bring them to either of these concerts please.

Regional Coordinator:- Margie Symonds email , phone 04 2881 8752