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Melbourne International Singers Festival (MISF)

June 8 - June 12

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

Melbourne’s most exciting festival for singers and choirs presents more stunning opportunities to work with some of the world’s finest conductors, composers, arrangers and musicians! Featuring Richard Gill, AO, Founding Music Director and Conductor Emeritus of Victorian Opera, is one of Australia’s pre-eminent and most admired conductors specialising in opera, musical theatre and vocal and choral training and is internationally respected as a music educator. Richard’s work in developing young musicians and creating opportunities for them is recognised world-wide. Richard has been Artistic Director of OzOpera, Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra, and Artistic Advisor for the Music Viva Education program. He is currently Music Director of Sydney Chamber Choir. Join us for an unforgettable weekend of musical experiences including…..

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 – to be announced.

Richard Gill AO 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!

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


$189 Full price 
$169 Full – Early bird price (book and pay by 1 April 2017)
$169 Concession price
$149 Conc – Early bird price (book and pay by 1 April 2017)
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.


2016 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:

  • Inspirational Choir Masterclass with Dr Kirby Shaw
  • Moving perfor performances of NO EXCUSES! (conducted by Dr Kathleen McGuire) and STREET REQUIEM (conducted by Dr Jonathon Welch AM and Dr Kathleen McGuire) at Melbourne Recital Centre
  • Credo Choir and Vox Harmony City of Launceston Choir live in concert at Deakin Edge, Federation Square
  • Absolutely Everybody and festival choirs directed by Dr Jonathon Welch AM and guest music directors
  • Putin on the Ritz  concert at Deakin Edge, Federation Square




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