CONCERTS

The 2020 Boite Singers' Festival returns to the Abbotsford Convent on the first weekend in May, packed with more than 30 fantastic singing workshops and concerts catering for all skill levels and interests. From barbershop to Indian folk, Sephardic music to Afro-Colombian sounds, songwriting to polyrhythm.

STEPHEN TABERNER

Make bigsome thrumsome sounds with others with a repertoire of thinking person's pop, world music titbits, mash ups and some original songs.

A DAY WITH
UBUNTU AFRICA

Ubuntu Africa is a gifted group of 14 singers, musicians and dancers who are a part of the world-renowned African Children’s Choir. After sellout tours in 2016 and 2018, they are back in Australia. Ubuntu Africa will perform at the festival opening concert on Friday and host two workshops on Saturday.

SPECIAL GUESTS

Learn two songs and join Ubuntu Africa onstage for a grand finale.

Thursday, April 30 – 7:00pm
Tickets: $30/$25 (sold separately)
All proceeds go to Ubuntu Africa

PRE-FESTIVAL CHOIR MASTERCLASS WITH
UBUNTU AFRICA

90-Minute Workshops

ERNIE GRUNER
JEWISH WORDLESS SONGS (NIGUN)

Learn energetic, soulful songs and chants communally sung in celebrations and special occasions.

AVI MISRA

Discover the beauty and diversity of North Indian Hindi and East Indian Bengali folk music

FOLK SONGS
OF INDIA
BONNIE SMITH &
RIA SOEMARDJO
SING YOUR OWN RHYTHM

Explore the cross cultural elements of vocal tone qualities using circle singing, vocal river and TakeTina.

IAKI VALLEJO
COLOMBIAN SONGS
AND RHYTHMS

Develop and deepen your connection to your own natural resonance, presence and authority.

LIAM GERNER
SONGWRITING
EASY AS C, C, C

Musicians of all levels will learn that songwriting is easy as

C, C, C: Capturing, Composing and Communicating your on own songs.

UBUNTU AFRICA
SING WITH
UBUNTU AFRICA 

Learn two songs from Ubuntu's repertoire, straight from heartlands of Uganda and Kenya. 

Choirs Stream

GORANI

The astonishing and beautiful sounds of Bulgarian and then Georgian polyphony.

VOICES UNBOUND

Ximena Abarca leads a young singers’ choir with a contemporary pop repertoire in several languages.

JUST HOLLER

An eclectic mix of pop, nu folk and indie rock led by Jane York. 

SEVDALINKA

Urban love songs from Bosnian and Herzegovinia passed on through generations.

VOX CHOPS

Intricate harmonies with repertoire covering barbershop, bebop, doo wop, soul and neo soul.

ZING!

Dutch songs from folksongs to cabaret, hip-hop to waltzes, XVI Century oldies to children's songs...