Sing Freedom Road in Bendigo

Updated: Jul 20

In 2021 The Boite is bringing Stella Savy and Freedom Road to the beautiful Ulumbarra Theatre in Bendigo.

Freedom Road, originally staged in 2011 with the Boite Millennium Chorus, celebrates the songs of slavery, music that has been the source of hope and inspiration for generations of people. Join us to discover gospel music’s rich beginnings in Africa and its journey from plantation work songs, to church and onto the Civil Rights movement. Freedom Road will dive deep into this genre and celebrate its profound influence on modern day music, culture and politics.

Be part of this un-auditioned choir of over 150 singers working with Stella Savy and a fabulous cohort of supporting artists towards staging a concert at The Ulumbarra Theatre in Bendigo on Sunday 31st October 2021.

Supporting artists will include Carl Pannuzzo, Tim Neal, Geoffrey Williams, Barry Deenick, Barry Kay, Dany Fry and the fabulous Kylie Auldist.

Rehearsals will be held in Bendigo, beginning with an intensive weekend in September and then continuing on Sunday afternoons over 6 weeks culminating in our fabulous concert. Singers from across all Victoria are welcome.

Enrolments open now. Full $190/Concession $170 through

For more info, email

Rehearsal dates:

September 18th-19th: Weekend workshop (Saturday and Sunday) - 10am-4.00pm both days.

October 3rd - 2.00pm-4.30pm (Sunday)

October 10th 2.00pm-4.30pm (Sunday)

October 17th 2.00pm-4.30pm (Sunday)

October 24th 2.00pm-4.30pm (Sunday)

October 30th 10.00am-4.00pm (Saturday full day )

October 31st from 10.30am Final rehearsal and Concert, Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo (Sunday full day)

About Stella Savy

Stella has been a vocal coach for over 20 years, conducting groups such as Sweet Mona’s Choir, the Mini Mona’s Choir and Thursday Night Community Choir. Stella has worked with The Boite on many choir projects over the last 10 years, Freedom Road, Mai Fali Eh, Coco de Mer, Windrush and Haven. Stella has worked with choirs and groups all around the world and has an energetic and fun approach to facilitating her sessions. Stella also performs regularly in her bands, playing percussion, singing and guitar. Stella and her husband Mishael Gyabeng conduct cultural tours to the Seychelles and Ghana every year, giving visitors a personal, musical and educational holiday experience.


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