CALL OUT TO QUEENSLAND CHORISTERS
The Queensland Government, in partnership with Queensland Music Festival, is proud to present Voices of Remembrance, a statewide choral program that encourages communities across Queensland to commemorate the centenary of the signing of the Armistice through music.
VOICES OF REMEMBRANCE CONCERTS
Directed by Daniel Evans and under the musical and choral direction of Dr Jonathon Welch AM, the concerts will include a world premiere from composer Gordon Hamilton and feature performances by award winning songstress and QMF Artistic Director Katie Noonan, and renowned New Zealand baritone Teddy Tahu Rhodes.
Choirs will have the opportunity to join the stars on stage for the Voices of Remembrance musical performances by auditioning to be part of a 200-strong mass choir at either of the concerts. Accompanying our mass choir at each event, will also be a core choir of 30 individuals. The core choir will have the opportunity to perform the international premiere of Gordon Hamilton’s new choral work and selected repertoire from the First World War.
Choristers will be required to submit a short 2-3 minute audition video between 11-29 June. View Audition Information.
PERFORM IN YOUR COMMUNITY
In addition to the concerts, choirs across Queensland are encouraged to learn the Voices of Remembrance concert repertoire and perform in their local communities in the lead up to, or in conjunction with their Remembrance Day services. QMF will equip you with all the information to make sure your Voices of Remembrance concert is a success.
Here’s some important information to help plan your event:
- Ensure your concert is held between 11 October and 11 November 2018 (inclusive).
- Talk to your local RSL about the possibility of your community choir performing at the Club or as part of their Remembrance Day services on 11 November 2018.
- Apply for a performance licence (refer to licensing information below).
- If you are stuck for event titles, we recommend the following: “[Insert Choir Name] Voices of Remembrance”
- Register your event on the Anzac Centenary website (URL) so we can share it on our social media
- Keep us in the loop by tagging Queensland Music Festival in your socials and hashtag #qmf18 #voicesofremembrance
LICENSING INFORMATION FOR YOUR EVENT:
If you would like to host your own event the only licence you will need to obtain is a performance licence. QMF has already finalised approvals to arrange the works and provide reproductions for your choir.
If your event is free, you will need a Community Band, Choir or Performance Groups Licence. To obtain this licence, head to the APRA webpage to read further information and apply for the licence.
If your event is ticketed, you will need a Casual Public Performance licence. To obtain this licence, head to the APRA Event Licence webpage to read further information and apply for the licence.
To learn more about event licencing for choirs, visit the APRA website here.
25 May 2018 – Expressions of Interest Open for Auditions and Hosting Your Own Voices of Remembrance Community Event
10 June 2018 – Expressions of Interest close for Auditions
11 June 2018 – Online Auditions for Mass and Core Choirs Open
29 June 2018 – Online Auditions for Mass and Core Choirs Close
9 July 2018 – Successful Applicants for Mass Choirs and Core Choir Announced
9 July 2018 – Repertoire Available Online
June / August / October – Choral Workshops in Brisbane, Toowoomba and Cairns (dates to be announced in June)
5 October – Closing date to register local Armistice concerts on Anzac Centenary website (Include URL)
11 October – 11 November 2018 – Community Choral Performances Across Queensland
9 November 2018 – Toowoomba Voices of Remembrance Concert
10 November 2018 – Cairns Voices of Remembrance Concert
1. Are the arrangements acapella?
The arrangement provided for rehearsal is acapella with accompaniment.
2. What type of arrangements will be available for my choir?
The arrangements for all involved community choirs will be unison arrangements. For individuals who are successful in being part of the core choir, these arrangements will be SATB.
3. My choir has 100 singers, will we all be selected for the mass choir?
Because the mass choir is made up of 200 voices, an equal representation of voice types (Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass) drawn from various choirs will be selected.
3. What is the dress code for the finale event?
The official dress code will be smart casual. We will let you know specific details closer to the event.
4. What is the rehearsal schedule before the concert?
There will be one Dress Rehearsal at each venue before the concert, we will advise when this will be closer to the date. The rest of the rehearsals will be entirely up to you and your choir! We hope you will be able to incorporate rehearsals into your current schedule.
5. How can I access the music scores and guide tracks for the concert?
The arrangements, lyric sheets, and a guide track mp3 to help you rehearse for this event. These will be available for free download from Queensland Music Festival’s website from 9 July 2018. You need to register as a participating choir or individual to access the music scores and guide tracks. To register your choir’s interest to audition for the mass choir, click here. To register your interest as an individual to audition for the core choir, click here.
6. My choir has been selected as one of the choirs to perform live at the concert – how do I get there and where do I stay?
You will need to arrange your own transport and accommodation for the concert/s. We will advise of bus drop off points for each venue closer to the concert/s.
7. I have been selected to be part of the core choir – how do I get there and where do I stay?
You will need to arrange your own transport and accommodation for the concert/s.
8. I am in one of the choirs who have been selected to perform live at a concert, but I also want to audition for the core choir – can I be in both?
Yes! You can be in both. Please audition as an individual separately.