CAPERS performance cancelled in Tamworth 2017

CANCELLED: The 2017 CAPERS performance was cancelled due to its financial viability with uncertainty over whether the 2019 production will go ahead.
CANCELLED: The 2017 CAPERS performance was cancelled due to its financial viability with uncertainty over whether the 2019 production will go ahead.

THE Department of Education has announced the CAPERS talent concert in Tamworth will not go ahead this year.

The biannual competition has been axed for 2017, with the department citing financial viability as the reason.

The decision was made by a committee on Tuesday and it could not be confirmed if the 2019 production would go ahead.

“Yesterday following a review of the projected financial viability of the planned 2017 CAPERS, a committee decided to advise schools that this year’s production would not proceed,” The spokesman said in a statement to The Leader.

“Options for staging the next scheduled production will now be considered.”

Options for staging the next scheduled production will now be considered.

Department of Education Spokesman

CAPERS was held in Tamworth every two years and encompassed the dance, vocal and musical performances of as many as 2500 students from almost 40 schools across the region.

Participants traveled from as far as Muswellbrook and Tenterfield to attend the big event with the future of the musical spectacular now under review by Department officials.