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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…..

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 – to be announced.

BEST OF BRITISH IS BACK
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!

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 Workshops for Schools & Conductors with Richard Gill AO


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

We are thrilled to announce that our guest conductor this year is one of Australia’s pre-eminent and most admired conductors, Richard Gill AO, founding Music Director and Conductor Emeritus of Victoria Opera. Richard will lead our massed choir rehearsals, workshops & concerts over the festival weekend.
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Richard specialises in opera, musical theatre and vocal & choral training and is internationally respected as a music educator. His work in developing young musicians and creating opportunities for them is recognised worldwide.
 
FREE SCHOOLS WORKSHOPS with Richard Gill AO
Friday 9th June 2017
Deakin Edge Theatre, Federation Square
10.30 – 11.30am   Primary Schools Workshop
12.30 – 2.00pm     Secondary Schools/Tertiary Workshop
2.30 – 4.00pm       Conductors & Music Teachers Workshop
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For enquires email:  misf@schoolofhardknocks.org.au

Melbourne International Singers Festival 2017 Concerts


MISF 3 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
How to access and use your birth-given intuition Australian Book Launch Premiere.
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 AE massed choir. These 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— Richard Gill AO
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

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Special Guest Conductor – Richard Gill AO
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

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Tickets
1 ticket: Standard $24.90
Conc $21.90 / Student or Child $16.90
2 concert package: Standard $44.90
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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