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Melbourne International Singers Festival (MISF)

June 8 - June 12

 

Melbourne International Singers Festival is thrilled to announce that Simon Kenway, will be our Guest Conductor for 2017, leading the massed choir rehearsals, workshops and concerts in our 8th consecutive Singers Festival.

Message to you from our Artistic Director, Dr Jonathon Welch AM

With just two weeks to go to our 8th annual Melbourne International Singers Festival, we have so much wonderful news to share with you….and some disappointing news also.

Due to ill health, Richard Gill unfortunately has to withdraw from the Melbourne International Singers Festival. Richard very much regrets not being able to proceed and wishes all participants a rewarding and enjoyable Festival. Of course, we all wish Richard a speedy recovery and we are hoping that he will be able to join us in 2018 for our 9th Melbourne International Singers Festival as our Guest Conductor.

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We are delighted to announce however, that renowned Australian conductor, Simon Kenway, will be replacing Richard as our Guest Conductor at the festival, leading our festival choruses, workshops &  masterclasses.

Simon Kenway is a highly respected orchestral/operatic conductor, music educator and accompanist. He has held posts as Principal Chorus Master of Opera Australia and Chief Vocal Coach for Sydney Conservatorium Opera School and now works as a freelance conductor. In 2015, he was appointed Artistic Director of Pacific Opera..

 

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WORKSHOPS & CONCERTS GALORE MISF 

2017 will see a new range of musical opportunities for singers and choirs to workshop and perform at our Festival ‘home’ – Deakin Edge Theatre, Federation Square and beautiful new venues. Click here to see festival program.

BEST OF BRITISH IS BACK
Simon Kenway, also leads our stunning Festival Finale in 2017 on the Queen’s Birthday public holiday, Monday June 12, with our glorious 400 plus voice Massed Festival Chorus as we raise our voices and wave our flags to celebrate the Best of British music!

MEN ALOUD!
Dr Jonathon Welch AM, founding artistic director of Melbourne International Singers Festival leads the School of Hard Knocks new men’s choir program – MEN ALOUD! in 2017

FESTIVAL WEEKEND REGISTRATION FEES:
 
$189 Full price 
 
$169 Concession price
 
Special offer available for choirs/groups of 10 members or more including complimentary registration for your music director and accompanist and performance opportunities!

 

To register your interest and for enquires email:  misf@schoolofhardknocks.org.au

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.

 

 

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MISF FREE Conductors & Music Teachers Workshop


 

Don’t miss a fantastic opportunity to join free workshops for schools, conductors and music teachers with the brilliant Simon Kenway , as part of Australia’s most exciting singers’ festival!

We are thrilled to announce that our guest conductor this year is Australia’s most highly respected orchestral/operatic conductor, music educator and accompanist, Simon Kenway. He has held posts as Principal Chorus Master of Opera Australia and Chief Vocal Coach for Sydney Conservatorium Opera School and now works as a freelance conductor. In 2015, he was appointed Artistic Director of Pacific Opera.

Simon has conducted the Sydney, Tasmanian, West Australian, Canberra and Queensland Symphony Orchestras, Opera Australia, West Australian Opera, Opera Queensland, Australian Ballet, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Aldeburgh Productions in UK, Australian Youth Orchestra and Beijing Symphony Orchestra.

 
FREE SCHOOLS WORKSHOP with Simon Kenway 
Friday 9th June 2017
Deakin Edge Theatre, Federation Square

2.30pm – 4pm     Conductors & Music Teachers Workshop with Simon Kenway

For enquires email:  misf@schoolofhardknocks.org.au

Melbourne International Singers Festival 2017 Concerts


MISF CONCERTS AT DEAKIN EDGE

Melbourne International Singers Festival is proud to present
3 fabulous concerts at Deakin Edge Theatre, Fed Square in 2017!

1. Friday 9th June, 7pm

INTUITIVE
Australian Book Launch Premiere
How to access and use your birth-given intuition
Written by Amazon #1 Best Selling Author Craigh Wilson

Followed by

ACQUIRED TASTE
World Premiere
A comedic look at community choirs — of choral proportions!
Written and directed by Andy Payne
Musical direction Dr Jonathon Welch AM
Featuring THECHO!R

2. Saturday 10th June, 8pm

TOBIAS AND THE ANGEL
Australian Premiere
By Jonathan Dove
Conducted by Patrick Burns

Featuring XL Arts and the School of Hard Knocks Absolutely Everybody massed choir.

This performances of Tobias and the Angel by Jonathan Dove are given by permission of Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd, exclusive agents for Edition Peters of London.

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3. Monday 12th June, 2.30pm

BEST OF BRITISH

Special Guest Conductor— Simon Kenway
Footscray-Yarraville City Band conducted by Phillipa Edwards
Featuring the fabulous 300 voice Massed Festival Choir, and individual choirs including THECHO!R, Divine Divas of Sunbury, Musica (Brisbane), MEN ALOUD!, Voices of Casey, Latrobe Valley Community Choir and Western Health Singers plus more!

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Tickets
1 ticket: Adults $25 / Conc $20
3 concert ticket: Adults $65 / Conc $50
Deakin Edge Theatre, Federation Square

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or buy at the door 30 mins prior

Enquiries: Call 0419 337 283 or
email misf@schoolofhardknocks.org.au
Find us on Facebook and  Twitter #MISF17


FESTIVAL CONCERTS AT MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE

Melbourne International Singers Festival is proud to present a series of fantastic concerts in the magnificent Melbourne Recital Centre, featuring a selection of guest choirs and artists from 2017!

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GALA FESTIVAL CONCERT # 1 

Sunday 11th June, 5.00pm

Featuring the spectacular Divine Divas of Sunbury conducted by Adam Przewlocki, Musica (Queensland) conducted by Melissa Gill and MEN ALOUD! conducted by Dr Jonathon Welch AM

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GALA FESTIVAL CONCERT # 2 

Sunday 11th June, 8.00pm

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Featuring Co-cheòl, award winning a cappella quartet with spine tingling harmonies taking you on a journey to the Celts and beyond, and THECHO!R, one of Melbourne’s most exciting non auditioned choirs, created and conducted by Dr Jonathon Welch AM

Tickets
1 ticket: Standard $24.90
Conc $21.90 / Student or Child $16.90
2 concert package: Standard $44.90
3 concert package: Standard $67.90
NB: Transaction and booking fees apply

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Or call Box Office on 03 9699 3333 or purchase at the door from two hours prior to concert

Enquiries: Call 0419 337 283 or email misf@schoolofhardknocks.org.au
Find us on Facebook and Twitter #MISF17

Venue

Deakin Edge, Federation Square
Corner Swanston Street & Flinders Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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