You may or may not have heard of the Denmark Festival of Voice. But we’d love to hear your voices!
The Denmark Festival of Voice is about all things voice. Last year we celebrated massed voices with a record 18 community choirs, including two interstate guest choirs. This year we’re featuring two guest international a cappella ensembles, both specialists in traditional polyphony, both traversing sacred and working song (from Pankisi Valley, Georgia and a tiny Italian mountain village) but will also have a line-up of choirs, small groups, quartets, singer-songwriters and spoken word performers.
The festival covers the range between those who are squeaky-voiced croakers who come for the joy of singing together through to those whose life calling it is to use their voice(s) to offer joy, meaning and beauty… we don’t discriminate between the freshest new voices and those who are deeply polished – all are welcome. We have a range of venues which are matched with differing performers: quiet and intimate, lively and out on the streets, quirky and in the festival club. Venues range from the deeply resonant performer’s favourite in the church, through to my personal favourite in the wooden RSL hall and my new second-favourite venue which premiered last year in the courtyard of an outdoor café. Choirs and groups perform to ticketed audiences, to one another and to the people of the streets – all are equally valued in the spirit of community, singing and festivity…. Likewise all genres are welcome: The festival travels from classical to popular, from folk to experimental, from barbershop to rap…. with VOICE being the uniting principal.
If you’d like to be part of our festival this year, please jot me an email as soon as possible (and by March 15th) – the program will close for late entries on March 17th. We have an application form if you’d like to access it here:
http://denmarkfestivalofvoice.com.au/performers-application-2017/ or send me an email or give me a call for more information.
And if your choir or group are not able to come as a whole this year, please consider coming down to experience the 2017 Festival. If you’d like to stay up to date with what’s happening, you can join the e-newsletter on the festival website: www.denmarkfestivalofvoice.com.au
Hope to hear you soon!
Denmark Arts & Denmark Festival of Voice
(08) 9848 3623
0421 770 154