Congratulations to Central Coast Children’s Choir member and violin student Ehryn Bala who has been named Discovered 2022 winner in her age group.
Ehryn was one of 11 young Central Coast singers who took to the stage for the 2022 Discovered Grand Final at The Hub Erina and won first place in the Kids Division (age 7-12 years). Nineteen-year-old Sybella McKay won first place in the Open Division (age 13-24 years).
Ehryn recently sang with the choir in Opera Australia’s production of The Barber of Seville at The Art House Wyong. She is currently also learning violin at the Central Coast Conservatorium and also plays piano. She is also a vocal student with Gina Jeffreys.
Council Unit Manager Leisure Beach Safety and Community Facilities, Phil Cantillon said the Discovered competition is a great opportunity to recognise young Central Coast talent.
“I’d like to congratulate all contestants who performed in the grand final event, offering an exciting vocal display for those in attendance,” Mr Cantillon said. “Central Coast Council developed the Discovered vocal program and competition with the aim of contributing to the wellbeing of young local singers, whilst helping to build their confidence and allow them to do what they love whilst feeling inspired and challenged.
“Now in its tenth series, the Discovered competition has engaged over 600 aspiring young singers since its inception, with some going on to perform in Australia’s Got Talent, The Voice, and Australian Idol. I look forward to seeing what this year’s contestants go on to achieve.”
Council Administrator, Rik Hart said he’d like to congratulate all participants who took part in the Discovered competition throughout the year. “Discovered has become a much-loved annual vocal program on the Central Coast and provides great opportunities for young people to engage with the music industry,” Mr Hart said.
“It’s evident that we have many talented young people within our region, and it’s important that we continue to nurture their development and growth through offering programs such as the Discovered vocal program and competition.”