YOU’RE THE VOICE CHORAL EVENT – SATURDAY 29 JULY
You’re The Voice is a pioneering choral project, encouraging Australians to unite their voices and turn the tide on domestic violence. The project will bring together thousands of singers from community, school and professional choirs as well as individuals from across the country to join forces in a monumental musical event which will culminate in a moving mass rendition of John Farnham’s powerful anthem.
Join us on Saturday 29 July 2017 where there will be pop-up choirs throughout the day at South Bank Parklands in Brisbane. The You’re The Voice finale concert will commence at 5pm when more than 2,500 choralists, led by Choral Director Dr Jonathon Welch AM, will sing for change alongside QMF Artistic Director Katie Noonan, Kate Ceberano, Isaiah, and other star talent in the South Bank Piazza.
The Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO will be the Patron of the event. To help raise awareness, QMF is working closely with the Allison Baden-Clay Foundation and board member and Allison’s sister, Vanessa Fowler, Rosie Batty and the Luke Batty Foundation, and DVConnect.
There are many different ways you can be involved in the event:
- Register as a choir and include the You’re The Voice song in your repertoire
- Join a choir – email Queensland Music Festival and we can help you find a participating choir in your local area
- Register and learn the song as an individual
Can’t make it to the event?
- You can host your own local event and perform You’re The Voice – email QMF to let us know when your event is on so we can help spread the word
- Register as a choir or individual and join us on Saturday 29 July via livestream from anywhere across Australia – details will be provided closer to the event
We want to unite Australia with the power of song – every voice counts!
SONY FOUNDATION CHARITY SINGLE
Iconic Australian artists Archie Roach, Troy Cassar-Daley and Montaigne have joined forces with Katie Noonan, Kate Ceberano and Isaiah to sing ‘You’re the Voice’ on a charity single to raise funds to support young people who are victims of domestic violence. The single is available on iTunes with all profits received by the Sony Foundation being donated to DVConnect who provide 24/7 crisis response in Queensland for those living with domestic or family violence. You can help turn the tide on domestic violence and buy the single here.
For domestic and family violence support call DVConnect: Womensline 1800 811 811, Mensline 1800 600 636.
Purchase the You’re The Voice Charity Single. All proceeds will be donated to DVConnect.
Donate to the Allison Baden Clay Foundation.
Donate to the Luke Batty Foundation.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. How can my choir participate in You’re The Voice?
A. There are many different ways for your choir to be involved. You can learn the song as an individual or include the You’re The Voice song in your choir repertoire and participate in the mass concert on Saturday 29 July at South Bank in Brisbane, host your own local event, or tune in via livestream from anywhere in the world.
Q. I’m not in a choir. Can I still be involved?
A. Absolutely! You can register as an individual and come along to the mass concert on Saturday 29 July and join in the singing. If you want to join a choir, email us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help you find a participating choir in your local area.
Q. I can’t make it to the 29 July concert. Can I still be involved?
A. You are welcome to host your own events and include our arrangement of You’re The Voice as part of the program repertoire for your own performances, anytime prior to 29 July. Email email@example.com to let us know if you are planning your own concert event.
Q. How can our choir be part of the 29 July event at South Bank, Brisbane?
A. There will be opportunities for your choir to perform a pop-up performance at South Bank Parklands before the concert on Saturday July 29. We will also be featuring participating choirs from across the country in a pre-concert video. Register your choir here.
Q. Is the arrangement acapella?
A. The arrangement provided for rehearsal is acapella.
Q. What type of arrangements will be available for my choir?
A. We have a number of arrangements available for your choirs, including simple high/low arrangements through to SAB and SATB arrangements. Once you register your choir and receive the Choir Pack, we encourage you to look through the sheet music and listen to the rehearsal tracks to determine the most appropriate arrangement for your choir.
Q. What is the dress code for the finale event?
A. The official dress code will be smart casual. We will let you know specific details closer to the event – we are still finalising our sparkle factor!
Q. What rehearsals are scheduled between the masterclass and finale event?
A. There will be one mass rehearsal on Saturday July 29 before the concert. The rest of the rehearsals will be entirely up to you and your choir! We anticipate you will be able to incorporate rehearsals into your current schedule.
Q. How can I access the music scores and guide tracks of You’re The Voice?
A. You need to register as a participating choir or individual to access the music scores and guide tracks of You’re The Voice.
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You’re The Voice is presented by Queensland Music Festival, Brisbane City Council, Queensland Government and Aurizon.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
This program has received additional support from the Queensland Government through Department of the Premier and Cabinet as part of its commitment to maintaining and building safe, connected and cohesive communities.