Fabulous performances on offer at the Brisbane International Singers Festival 3 - 5 June

Published by: CarolineK | 11-May-2016
What a treat! Choose from a veritable smorgasbord of performances at the Festival "¦"¦ including two of the School of Hard Knocks' ground-breaking works - Street Requiem in memory of those who have died on the street, conceived by Dr Jonathon Welch AM, and composed in collaboration with Kathleen McGuire and Director of Curriculum for the School of Hard Knocks, Andy Payne AND No Excuses! singing out against domestic violence composed by Dr Kathleen McGuire and Christina Green. An unforgettable experience not just a festival. #BISF16
Venue: The Edge, State Library of Queensland; St Andrew's Uniting Church and Valmai Pidgeon Performing Arts Centre
Address: Brisbane CBD
Date: 3 - 5 June 2016
Time: Pls check our website for details
Ticket: Pls check our website for details
Buy / Ticket: http://schoolofhardknocks.org.au/sohk/event/brisbane-international-singers-festival-bisf/
Web: http://schoolofhardknocks.org.au/sohk/event/brisbane-international-singers-festival-bisf/
EMail: bisf@schoolofhardknocks.org.au
Call: 0417 075 053

Beyond Hard Knocks Documentary Screening

Friday 3rd June 2016, 8pm
Join us for the opening night of our inaugural BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL SINGERS FESTIVAL and enjoy this extraordinary journey of many of the original Choir of Hard Knocks members with their founding Music Director Jonathon Welch AM.

Saturday sessions for conductors, teachers and singers
Saturday 4th June, 2.30pm
Join us during the Brisbane International Singers Festival for our Saturday Session with renowned conductors and musicians Kirby Shaw, Jonathon Welch and Kathleen McGuire.

Street Requiem: In memory of those who have died on the street
Saturday 4th June 2016, 8pm
Created by Kathleen McGuire, Andy Payne and Jonathon Welch, Street Requiem aims to bring a sense of peace, remembrance and hope to communities struggling to come to terms with street violence and a loss of safety on our streets.

Festival Finale Concert "“ No Excuses! & Puttin' on the Ritz
Sunday 5th June 2016, 3pm

No Excuses! is a new song suite, created by composers Christina Green and Kathleen McGuire, focusing upon family violence and domestic abuse, with real stories of struggle and inspirational resilience as shared by women from Melbourne's western suburbs.

Following a weekend of workshops with Internationally renowned composer, arranger and jazz singer Kirby Shaw, our weekend festival will culminate with a stunning performance where Kirby will conduct our Absolutely Everybody Festival Choir using his own arrangements in Puttin' on the Ritz!

Proceeds support the School of Hard Knocks, which was launched in 2012 as an extension of the work created by Dr Jonathon Welch AM with the award winning Choir of Hard Knocks in 2006, to empower marginalised and vulnerable Australians through the arts. The School delivers arts and community music programs in Victoria, Queensland and has recently commenced in regional New South Wales.

School of Hard Knocks - Empowering Through The Arts

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