This event is run by the Rotary Club of Albury North, in partnership with the SS&A Club Albury and The Murray Conservatorium. The aim of the event is to raise funds for the “Wewak Street School MUSIC-ABILITY program”. The program provides music tuition for Wewak students for 12 months.
Our special guest Choral Conductor will once again be the renowned, Jonathon Welch, which we are very excited about. (There was an overwhelming response on our survey from 2018 participants to have Jonathon return for a second year.
In 2019 the festival has a bigger and better format opening up the opportunity for a wider cross section of the community to be involved.
Border Public Schools’ Choral Day
Friday 2 August local public school students will have the opportunity to be involved in workshops with Jonathon.
The school will host a vibrant day of workshops open to all local public schools to help raise funds for the “Wewak Street School MUSIC-ABILITY program”. The program provides music tuition for Wewak students for 12 months.
Murray Conservatorium is partially funded by the NSW Department of Education to deliver quality music programs to schools. The engagement of such a high calibre conductor is an exciting opportunity for the regional public school students who will be involved. Participants are expected to include public school students, Murray Conservatorium Youth Council members and a youth refugee choir.
PUBlic Choir @ St Ives
Friday night and it's time to get the voice warmed up before the Saturday workshop! It's all happening at St Ives Hotel (on Gateway Island) with the general public invited to come along and be part of a great night of singing. There will be competitions and lots of fun activities planned. This event is a regular for the Murray Con and we have it on good authority that Jonathon Welch will pop in.
BCV massed choir
Saturday 3rd August will see a similar format to last year where choirs or individuals interested in singing, whether part of a choir or not, can book in for the whole day and attend the massed choir workshop, watch any or all of the masterclass sessions and perform in the concert.
Saturday afternoon - be part of the Masterclass program. There are limited spaces available and can be arranged for individuals, small groups or choirs.
Saturday night will see the culmination of the workshops with a concert full of individual choirs, Murray Con performers and the Massed Choir all headed by the wonderful Jonathon Welch AM.