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Melbourne International Singers Festival 2018 welcomes Antony Pitts, from The Song Company
BY CarolineK | 04-Jun-2018
In the lead up to our 9th annual Melbourne International Singers Festival, we unfortunately have to advise that due to ill health, Richard Gill AO has to withdraw. Richard very much regrets not being able to proceed and wishes all participants a rewarding and enjoyable Festival. We are delighted to announce that renowned Australian conductor, ANTONY PITTS, will be replacing Richard as our Guest Conductor, courtesy of The Song Company, leading our festival choruses, workshops & masterclasses. Antony joins a stellar line up including The Song Company, Choir of Hard Knocks, XL Arts, Liane Keegan Warren Wills, Claire Patti, Dr Jonathon Welch AM, THECHO!R, MEN ALOUD!, Divine Divas of Sunbury, MUSICA and many more. #MISF18 @SOHKnocks @MelbSingersFest
Tickets are on sale for our concert program, featuring a wonderful mix of fantastic choirs, ensembles and premieres. Our concert program includes
- The internationally acclaimed, award winning The Song Company with Artistic Director, Antony Pitts, in “True Love Story” on Friday 8th June at 7.30pm.
- The exciting young talents of XL Arts Inc. present a recital of music by Chopin and associated composers in “Chopin in Song” on Sunday 10th June at 2.30pm.
- Our two “Festival Showcase Concerts” on Saturday 9th June at 7.30pm and on Sunday 10th June at 7pm, respectively feature a wonderful mix of choirs taking part in the Festival. These include The Choir of Hard Knocks, MEN ALOUD!, Divine Divas of Sunbury, The Velvetones, Choir of Southern Lights, THECHO!R, Southern Sistars and Southern Brothers.
- Our Festival Finale Concert featuring the 300 voice Massed Festival Chorus led by Antony Pitts, Women’s Festival Chorus led by Claire Patti, Men’s Festival Chorus led by Dr Jonathon Welch AM, Choir of Hard Knocks plus a selection of festival choirs and artists on Monday 11th June at 2.30pm.
We can’t wait to see you all at the Festival for another extraordinary weekend of workshops, educational experiences and performances that will leave you challenged, inspired and entertained! Dr Jonathon Welch AM, Founding Artistic Director
Proceeds support the School of Hard Knocks in providing arts and cultural programs to the vulnerable and marginalised in our community.