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Singfest

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Your students are invited to participate in Singfest 2021.

Singfest is an annual massed choral event for state school primary students from years 4-6 and secondary students from years 7-12 in the Metropolitan region. Over 1,500 students participate in this event each year from state primary schools across the region.

Singfest is a 1-day workshop and concert. There are multiple days on offer to choose from.

Individual schools register for Singfest and have their choir/s learn the Singfest repertoire. Schools choose their date and venue preference when registering and this is confirmed prior to the event.

On the day of the event, each school comes together to workshop the repertoire in a massed choir of all the schools present on the day, culminating in a concert at 5.15pm. This performance is an exciting opportunity for young vocalists. Singfest will be especially useful for students in schools with smaller choirs or singing groups.

Please note: Students will be expected to know the performance pieces from memory before their Singfest day. Teachers will be expected to supervise fully until the very end of the evening.

Cost and GST information

The cost is $18 per student.

Schools will be invoiced for the number of students participating before the event. Schools attending will need to ensure they provide adequate supervision of students at all times including lunch breaks as well as before and after the concert.

Guest conductors

Kylie Los (Primary Singfest)

Kylie Los

Kylie graduated from the Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Music (Distinction), studying piano under Mark Gibson, and was later a member of Opera Queensland's Developing and Young Artist Programs as a repetiteur. Kylie has had a strong involvement with Opera Queensland's Education and Community Programs. From 2010 to 2013, Kylie studied and worked in London and Germany, graduating with Distinction from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama with a Masters of Music (Repetiteur) and subsequently acting as principal repetiteur for several productions for Grange Park Opera, UK. Since returning to Brisbane, Kylie has been active as a sort-after piano teacher, adjudicator, conductor and accompanist. She currently accompanies the Griffith University Conservatorium Singers, and numerous other choirs around Brisbane.

Kylie conducts the SATB adult community choir, the Hillbrook Chorale, and has also conducted for Education Queensland's Metropolitan Region Choral Honours Program and Junior Gondwana in the 2020 Gondwana National Choral School. Kylie has also previously conducted award-winning The Gap State School choirs. In 2017, she received her Graduate Diploma in Education (Senior Years) from QUT with Distinction. Kylie is delighted to be the guest conductor for Education Queensland's 2021 Singfest festival.

Paul Holley (Secondary Singfest)

Paul Holley

Presently Paul is the Artistic Director of Voices of Birralee and conducts two of the signature ensembles, The Birralee Blokes and Resonance of Birralee and directs the training choir Birralee Singers. In 2006, the Birralee Blokes won the ABC Classic FM Choir of the Year competition before performing to acclaim at the 3rd International Male Voice Festival in Cornwall in 2007. In 2012, they were awarded Choir of the World at Kathaumixw in Canada. Resonance of Birralee, a youth choir for young adults has toured nationally and internationally and were gold medallists at the World Choir Games in Graz, Austria. Resonance has since gone on to make several recordings and performed with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

Since 2007 Paul has been a co-conductor of Gondwana Chorale, the national youth choir that has toured the UK, US and the Baltics.

Dates

Primary Singfest:

  • 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 August 2021 at The Old Museum Building (Bowen Hills).
  • 1 September 2021 at Brassall State School
  • 2 September 2021 at Springfield Lakes State School

Secondary Singfest:

  • Monday 30 August 2021 at The Old Museum Building
  • Tuesday 31 August 2021 at The Old Museum Building

Timetable

Timetabling is subject to minor changes by the guest clinician on the day of the event.

TimeActivity
9.15–9.40amArrival at venue, snack break
9.40–10.00amRegistration with Project Officer and move into venue
10.00–11.30amSession 1
11.30am–12.00pmFirst break (students bring own food and drink)
12.00–1.30pmSession 2
1.30–2.15pmSecond break (students bring own food and drink)
2.15–3.15pmSession 3
3.15–3.45pmRecording
3.45–4.00pmPack up

Parent collection – staff to remain until students are collected
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Last updated 05 May 2021