Newsboys 125th anniversary

125 BPM – Melbourne Recital Centre – Sunday 21st October 2018 at 5.30pm

In 2018, the Newsboys Foundation celebrates 125 years of supporting young people in Victoria. To mark this milestone, Melbourne Recital Centre, Outer Urban Projects, Melbourne Youth Orchestras and William Barton (composer and acclaimed digeridoo player) join forces with the Newsboys Foundation to celebrate the power of youth, music and diversity. This impressive collaboration combines an orchestra, rappers, beat boxers and gospel singers.

The concert is directed by Irine Vela, Artistic Director at Outer Urban Projects and Brett Kelly, Music Director at Melbourne Youth Orchestras. The repertoire combines classic orchestral works from Jean Sibelius and Gustav Holst with contemporary composition and arrangements by William Barton, Irine Vela and Outer Urban Projects artists.

Updates on our 125th anniversary events will be published on the website as they are confirmed. Watch the video below to get a fun sense of our past, our present and where we are going in the future.