Kevin Hogan, Federal member for Page has today congratulated Lismore’s Isabella A cappella group on receiving grant funding of $25,000.
The funding is for a project entitled “The ‘Hana Wa Saku’ Isabella a cappella friendship tour”. This will promote awareness of the special friendship that exists between Lismore and Japan. The project also tells highlights Australia’s first sister city connection between Lismore and Yamatotakada, Nara in 1963.
“Lismore and the Northern Rivers have always had a special connection with Japan. It is great to see this strengthened by the choir traveling to regions throughout Japan” Kevin Hogan said.
I would like to congratulate directed by Dylan Curnow, and the past and present members of the Choir on their hard work.
The Isabella a cappella is a vocal ensemble based at Southern Cross University (SCU) in Lismore. They were founded in 1984 by Isabel Atcheson, and have released five albums during this time.
Founded in 1984 by Isabel Atcheson, the group has released five albums and performed extensively in Australia in addition to touring to New Zealand, the USA and Japan.