Haven - Boite Millennium Chorus Concert

The Boite presents Haven
A place of refuge, of safety. A harbour.
 
The Boite Millennium Chorus will perform its 20th concert, ‘Haven’, bringing songs from the Seychelles, Africa, East Timor, Chile, the Caribbean and Indigenous Australia to thousands of Melburnians.
 
This year, the songs selected for the concert include works composed and sung in English, Senegalese, Tsonga, Seychellois, Spanish, Tetum and Indigenous Australian (Yolngu and Pitjantjatjara) languages. Each song relates to the theme of ‘Haven’ through stories of seeking refuge and freedom, finding a home, falling in love, feeling safe, embracing change and nurturing hope.
 
In a massive undertaking, the hundreds of singers from Mallacoota in far east Victoria to Ballarat and Geelong in the west, from Albury-Wodonga in the north, Castlemaine, and the Mornington Peninsula and Melbourne in the south, gather for weekly rehearsals in their region for the three months leading up to the concert.
 
This concert celebrates the work of seven outstanding directors—Andrea Khoza, Jane Thompson, James Rigby, Stella Savy, Carl Pannuzzo, Penny Larkins and Geoffrey Williams—brought together under the guidance of Boîte director Roger King. The concert will also feature notable soloists and musicians from diverse backgrounds: Mitch Tambo, Jess Hitchcock, Sally Ford, Lamine Sonko, Darrel Belle, and Valanga Khoza.
 
Master storyteller, writer, human rights activist and much-loved Melbourne narrator, Arnold Zable will complement the concert with his insightful and surprising stories reflecting on the notion of ‘haven’.
 
Goanna band’s 1980s hit song Solid Rock performed in Pitjantjatjara by a 250-voice choir will be one of the many spine-tingling highlights of a most extraordinary and moving concert.
 
"The choir stood and their first note literally sent shivers up my arm" - The Au Review, 2015
 
Sunday August 20, 2:30pm
Plenary, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf
 
More info: (03) 9417 3550
Media contact: Diana Wolfe, Wolfe Words diana@wolfewords.com.au
Artwork: Sniff Sniff Studio Gelareh Pour
 
Supported by Creative Victoria
Date/Time
Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 14:30
Venue
Plenary, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Artists
Arnold Zable, Andrea Khoza, Jane Thompson, James Rigby, Stella Savy, Carl Pannuzzo, Penny Larkins and Geoffrey Williams, Mitch Tambo, Jess Hitchcock, Sally Ford, Lamine Sonko, Darrel Belle, and Valanga Khoza.
Performance Type
Concert
Contact
boite@boite.com.au
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