You’re The Voice

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 2,000 choralists, led by Choral Director Dr Jonathon Welch, will sing for change with QMF Artistic Director Katie Noonan and other star talent in the South Bank Piazza.

The Honourable Quentin Bryce AD CVO, Chair of the Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland, 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 send us a video anytime before the event in July that we can share on social media
  • Register as an individual and join us on Saturday 29 July via livestream from anywhere across Australia – details will be provided after registration

Join the sea of voices & register your interest:

  1. Register as a choir HERE
  2. Register as an individual HERE

We want to unite Australia with the power of song – every voice counts!

Registrations close 30 June 2017, but make sure you register before April 29 if you want your choral director to attend the choral masterclass with Dr Jonathon Welch AM.

For domestic and family violence support call DVConnect: Womensline 1800 811 811, Mensline 1800 600 636.

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 ytv@qmf.org.au 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 ytv@qmf.org.au 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.

PARTICIPATING CHOIRS

QUEENSLAND
Amadeus Singers
Animato Vocè from Flagstone State School
Australian Girls Choir
Australian Military Wives Choir
Arundel State School
BIS parents
Brisbane River City Clippers
Brisbane City Temple Songsters of The Salvation Army
Brisbane Combined Unions Choir
Brisbane State High School Singers
Beenleigh SHS Vocal Group
Black Hat Choir
Caboolture Community Choir
The Caterpillar Choir
Centenary State High School Choir
Cheep Trill
Children’s Health Queensland Community Choir
Choirbolical
Choral C Voices
Chunky Harmonies
Cooloola Voices
Dallyn Singers Community Choir
The Domestic Violence Action Centre Divas
East Street Singers
Emanate Choir
Emmanuel College Chorus
Encanto
Freedom Train
Going For A Song
Good Shepherd Catholic College – Vocal Ensemble
Good Vibrations
Hand Voi Sing
The Harmony Choir Brisbane
The Harmony Wednesdays
Hot Ginger Chorus
ICTE-UQ Chorus
Inversion Vocal Group
Ipswich Grammar School Choir
JAFA Community Choir
Jubilee Singers
Kirwan High Choir
Kookaburra
The Lake Tones – Forest Lake Community Choir
Longreach State School Mezzo Choir
Love To Sing
Mansfield Melody Makers
Mixed Beans Multicultural Choir
MUSICA
Musical Reunion
New Apostolic Church SEQ
Padua College Assisi Ensemble
Peace ‘n’ Choir
Pittsworth Community Choir
Pub Rock Choir Bundaberg
QPAC Choir
The Queensland Choir
Queensland Show Choir
QUT Music Society Choir
Red Heart Campaign
Redland City Choir
Redland Rhapsody Chorus
Retro Jukebox Singers
The Roaring Fire
School of Hard Knocks – Absolutely Everybody Brisbane Choir
Singpatico
Sing Sisters
Singsationals
SingSpire Chorus
Soul Song
The Sound Collective
Southbank Rockschool
Songlines Community Choir
Tablelands International Singers
Today I Am
The Urban Village People
Vocalescence Chorus
Warwick Choral Society Inc
With One Voice
Women in Harmony Inc
WOYAYA!
Yeppoon Choral Society Inc

NEW SOUTH WALES
Achord Ladies Singing Group
The Choir at Kendall
Crowd Around
Elysium Youth Ensemble
Freeman Catholic College Choir
Kala Rava
Narooma Community Choir Inc
SHACappella
Songbird Sisterhood
St Cecilia’s Catholic School,
Vocal Ensemble
WomanSong

VICTORIA
ARCappella
ARC Children’s Choir
Brunswick Voices
THECHO!R
Enchoir
Footprints, The Choir
Glee Club
Larking About
Latrobe Valley Community Choir
Melbourne A Cappella
Shift The Table
Silverball Singers
Vocal Boogie
Voices Pop Choir
VoKallista

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Brighton Secondary choir
Hoi Polloi

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY
Mixtape Chorus

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ukulele Society Choir

 

CREDITS

Arrangement by Emma Dean

Demo performed by Emma Dean & Tony Dean

Recorded by Tony Dean

You’re The Voice is presented by Queensland Music Festival, Brisbane City Council, Queensland Government and Aurizon.

logo-bccQueensland GovernmentAurizon_Horiz_Grayscale_Pos_RGB

Major Partners

Cornerstone Living -RGB-BLACK-STACKED       Print        Griffith University         CM SM_portrait_cmyk          7_LOGO_MONO       RioTinto_2017_Black       APN Outdoor_Logo_Horizontal_mono

Silver Partner

bris_bcc_mono      Australia Council for the Arts        Actrua_Black_RGB

 

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.

Choral Directors workshop Saturday 29 April 2017

Finale concert 5 pm Saturday 29 July 2017

South Bank Parklands, Brisbane

Register as a choir or individual for livestream details