CONCERTS

The 2021 Boite Singers' Festival returns to the Abbotsford Convent on Saturday weekend in May, packed with more than 10 fantastic singing workshops catering for all skill levels and interests. From barbershop to Grecian melodies, Sephardic music to Afro-Colombian sounds, songwriting to polyrhythm.

90-Minute Workshops

Choirs Stream

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ANTHEA SIDIROPOULOS

A session of unforgettable Grecian melodies

SONGS FROM THE OLIVE GROVE
BONNIE SMITH &
RIA SOEMARDJO
THE VOICE IN RHYTHM

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

ERNIE GRUNER
JEWISH WORDLESS SONGS (NIGUN)

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

IAKI VALLEJO
COLOMBIAN SONGS
AND RHYTHMS

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

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KOFI KUNKPE
RHYTHMS
OF THE VOLTA

Explore the rhythms, sounds and rich diversity of history and culture of the Volta Region of Ghana.

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.

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SELLO MOLEFI
VOICE

Call and response will divide singers in to two choirs who will ultimately come full circle to create one VOICE.

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STELLA SAVY
FREEDOM ROAD PLUS

A sneak peak into the songs from Freedom Road: The Story of Gospel, and some of Stella's other musical gems.

XIMENA ABARCA
SONGS OF THE WORLD

Classic tunes from three of the great romance languages of the world: Spanish, French, or Portuguese. 

GORANI

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

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YARRA GOSPEL

Inspiring arrangements of traditional gospel songs and spirituals

SEVDALINKA

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

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MACEDONIAN WOMEN'S CHOIR

Bringing the richness of Macedonian traditions to Australian audiences

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...

Concerts

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MAKEPESI

Led by Valanga Khoza, Makepesi is a Melbourne based 5-piece South African a cappella group, singing contemporary and traditional South African songs.

OPENING CONCERT: 7:00pm FRIDAY APRIL 30
TICKETS INCLUDED WITH FESTIVAL PASS
OR SOLD INDIVIDUALLY $35/$25
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SELLO MOLEFI DUO
& IAKI VALLEJO BAND

Two power houses of talent
in one night! 

SATURDAY NIGHT CONCERT: 7:00pm MAY 1st
TICKETS INCLUDED WITH FESTIVAL PASS
AND SATURDAY PASS
OR SOLD INDIVIDUALLY $35/$25
LUNCHTIME CHOIRS CONCERT

Beautiful choirs perform outdoors in the Abbotsford Convent's idyllic Heritage Gardens

HERITAGE GARDENS: 1:00pm SATURDAY MAY 1
FREE
CHOIR SHOW & TELL

A wonderful way to end a weekend of splendid singing and music making. Featuring weekend workshops participants, artists and choirs in a relaxed “show and tell” event.

FESTIVAL FINALE CONCERT: 4:30pm SUNDAY MAY 2st
FREE