Melbourne International Singers Festival (MISF)
June 10 - June 13
The School of Hard Knocks is proud to present Australia’s most exciting singers festival for choirs & individuals for another huge year in 2016.
Friday 10 June – Monday 13 June 2016 (Queen’s Birthday Weekend)
Deakin Edge, Federation Square plus other venues
‘An unforgettable experience, not just a festival’
*Concession rate applicable to student and pension concession card holders
Note: Register your choir for the festival and SAVE. If you are bringing ten or more singers from your choir, your conductor and accompanist may register for free.
Masterclass with Dr Kirby Shaw $500 per choir
1 hour choir workshop with Kirby Shaw during MISF (no limit on number of singers)
Individual workshops and concert tickets
Information on purchasing tickets for individual workshops and concert tickets will be released in the coming weeks.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
We are thrilled to announce the legendary master of popular, jazz and swing choral music, Dr Kirby Shaw, is back by popular demand in 2016, with his extraordinary workshops and masterclasses. During the festival, Kirby will also be conducting an entire concert program of his own fabulous swing and jazz arrangements in ‘Puttin’ on the Ritz’.
Singers and choirs will also have the opportunity to participate in fabulous vocal and technical workshops with internationally acclaimed professionals, including Dr Jonathon Welch AM and Dr Kathleen McGuire and have the opportunity to participate in two of the School of Hard Knocks amazing extended original works:
- STREET REQUIEM – in memory of those who have died innocently on our streets.
- No Excuses! (for women only) – singing out against domestic violence.
Melbourne International Singers Festival is open to all community & school choirs and individual singers with wonderful opportunities to sing in the festival showcase concerts and massed choirs!
During the festival, choirs also have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work with Dr Kirby Shaw in a one hour MASTERCLASS. Limited spaces are available, so we encourage you to register as soon as possible for this fantastic opportunity.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND AND WHAT’S INCLUDED?
CHOIRS, INDIVIDUAL SINGERS, CONDUCTORS, COMPOSERS, ACCOMPANISTS & ANYONE WHO LOVES TO SING!
From Friday evening until Monday afternoon, enjoy a weekend filled with workshops, rehearsals, performances, fantastic learning experiences, networking and friendship.
Workshops will include:
- Vocal masterclass with Dr Jonathon Welch AM
- Conductors Forum led by Dr Kirby Shaw, Dr Kathleen McGuire & Dr Jonathon Welch AM
- Conductor masterclass with Dr Kathleen McGuire
- Plus much more
CONCERT PERFORMANCES AT MISF:
- STREET REQUIEM
- No Excuses!
- Puttin’ on the Ritz!
NB: Performance venues, times and ticketing to be confirmed
Program information will be provided to registered attendees as it is confirmed.
Register now and join us for an outstanding weekend of music, learning, networking, friendship and fun.
ENQUIRIES TO: email@example.com
Proceeds from the Melbourne International Singers Festival will support the School of Hard Knocks in providing arts and cultural programs to the marginalised and vulnerable in our community.
2015 Melbourne International Singers Festival Highlights
Festival participants enjoyed working with international conductors, composers and arrangers over the festival weekend in some of Australia’s finest venues.
Festival workshops & events included:
- PD Training session for conductors & educators with Dr Kirby Shaw and guest music directors
- Inspirational Choir Masterclass with Dr Kirby Shaw
- Glorious performance of Rutter’s Gloria in St Paul’s Cathedral,conducted by Dr Kathleen McGuire
- The Australian Voices performing the World Premiere of ‘Boom Box’
- Absolutely Everybody and festival choirs directed by Dr Jonathon Welch AM and guest music directors
- Best of British Proms concert at Federation Square