1. Wayfarers from Australia, Taiwan, China, Europe, UK, Japan and Korea will come together with Judy and her daughter Jess to perform in Hokkaido, Japan and Seoul, Korea in July / August..
2. Judy has composed Why? - a piece for unaccompanied SAAB choir, requested by Queensland citizens concerned at the high incidents of unacknowledged police suicides. Why? will be performed as a virtual choir piece in September 2017.
3. Launch of Judy's new book on recorder teaching in Steiner Schools, Play On! - 26 March, 2pm at Orana Steiner School drama room.
1. In January Judy taught over 100 teachers from all over India singing, recorder, music literacy and visual art.
2. Judy was commissioned by Coro to compose a choral piece dealing with the issue of equality, which resulted in Truths.
3. Judy conducted music theatre workshop The Voyage of the Dawn Treader at Lorinna, Tasmania in March.
4. Judy performed premiere of her Heavenly Grandfather's Banquet (music theatre) with Taiwanese Wayfarers in Taiwan and China, April - May. Judy's daughter Jess was the stage director.
5. A small, select group of Wayfarers from Australia, Taiwan and Italy performed at the Edinborough Fringe in August - premieres of Judy's musical setting of Saint-Exupíry's Le Petit Prince and choral works by Judy and Gawain Davey from Australia, and several contemporary Taiwanese composers.
1. In the inaugural Canberra Festival for Peace, Judy joined with many other Canberra women singers in April (as both a soloist and member of the Chorus) to perform Glenda Cloughley's new music theatre work A Passion for Peace to coincide with the centenary of the big International Women's Congress that met in The Hague in April 1915 to end World War I and find a way towards sustainable peace (click here for more information).
2. As part of the same peace festival, Judith and other musicians, including a children's choir, presented two concerts: Things Are Changing - short songs looking at a variety of issues surrounding our understanding of peace, and Songs of Passion and Compassion featuring works by Judith, Honey Nelson and other Australian composers which look at how we humans have often failed in our treatment of fellow humans and natural world. The second concert was presented by a small selected SATB vocal ensemble.
3. In July Judy directed Jubilate - two weeks of music and music theatre workshops for adults and young people, with tutors from around Australia. 89 participants came from Taiwan, China and Japan, as well as Australia. Students aged 15 to adult studied choral singing, choral conducting, voice production, musicianship, sight reading, recorder, song writing, music pedagogy, and instrumental work, choosing strings, guitar, wind, piano etc. Younger children worked on music theatre pieces.
4. In August most of the Jubilate overseas participants stayed in Australia to join the World-Wide Wayfarers tour of Eastern Australian Steiner Schools, giving the premiere performances of Judy's music theatre work Endangered, as well the children's piece The Singing Mermaid and choral works.
5. In October Judy spent three weeks teaching the history of Western music to senior students as the Ci-Xin Waldorf School in Taiwan. She then spent almost three months in India, helping music programs at Steiner/Waldorf Schools in Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and Mumbai, as well as visiting the amazing music workshop at Auroville, Svaram.
1. In January Judy taught at the Humanising Education conference in Mumbai, India. In February and March she taught the history of Western music to senior students at the Ci-Xin Waldorf School in Taiwan; in April she was joined by 20 Australian mostly young adult Wayfarers as she worked on her opera Marco with students and teachers from the Taiwan school. The performances toured Taiwan as well as going to Hokkaido in Japan.
2. In December Canberra Wayfarers performed less-well-known Christmas carols, including some by Canberra composers David Yardley and Judith at the Christian Community Chapel in Hackett.